Madre de Dios, Peru
Palorinya Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Kalonge Nature Reserve, DRC
The southeastern Peruvian Amazon is one of the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth—and under severe deforestation due to highway expansion, gold mining and agriculture.
WILDFF initiatives: Land conservation, environmental education, youth leadership, market-based conservation, organizational capacity building.
Global displacement is at an all-time high, and the basic need for food, shelter and energy by refugees leads to long-term degradation of nearby forests.
WILDFF initiatives: Environmental interventions in a refugee settlement, including reforestation, construction of high-efficiency cookstoves and climate resiliency education.
The Congo rainforest biome is the world’s second-largest rainforest, however, the wildlife and intact forests are in sharp decline due to poverty, civil war, agricultural expansion, and logging.
WILDFF initiatives: Community-based reforestation, creation of wildlife refuge, organizational capacity building, and agroforestry.