Protection Activities

Establishment, restoration, protection and maintenance of parks, protected areas and reserves. Such activities could include, for example, demarcation of protected forests and buffer zones, identification of unique or representative forest areas, or inventory and protection of areas featuring species richness and high levels of endemism.

Capacity Building

Training programs to increase scientific, technical and managerial capacities of individuals and organizations involved in forest conservation efforts. Such activities could include, for example, short- term training courses, internships and study tours; development of community extension services; environmental education and public awareness programs; enhancement of university curricula in forest management or conservation biology; or education and training to develop capacity of local nongovernmental organizations.

Research on Medicinal Use

Research and identification of medicinal uses of tropical forest plant life to treat human diseases, illnesses and health related concerns. Such activities could include, for example, ethnobotany studies; sample collection and analysis; or technical document preparation, publication and dissemination.

Coastal Forest Resource Management and Protection

Activities related to coastal forest resources management and protection, including combating illegal logging and developing sustainable community-based enterprises.

Natural Resource Management

Development and implementation of scientifically sound systems of natural resource management, including land and ecosystem management practices. Such activities could include, for example, forest inventory, assessment and monitoring; implementation of criteria and indicators for forest conservation and sustainable management; or testing and application of silvi-cultural techniques.

Restoration or Sustainable Use

Restoration, protection or sustainable use of diverse animal and plant species. Such activities could include, for example, rehabilitation of degraded forests; sustainable hunting, fishing, animal farming; improvement of forest health and vitality; or efforts to assess/ address illegal logging.

Livelihood of Forest Dwellers

Development and support of the livelihoods of individuals living in or near a tropical forest in a manner consistent with protecting such a tropical forest. Such activities could include, for example, development of community- based and women’s enterprise involving wood or non-wood products; application of low impact logging practices; or development of multiple-use tree species outside natural forests.