Project portfolio

The following is a list of ITTO projects in the field of mangroves initiated since 1999. All budget amounts are in US dollars. For a complete list of all operational and completed projects financed by ITTO, please refer to the ITTO Annual Report.

In the project numbers given below, 'PD' denotes project and 'PPD' denotes pre-project. The suffix 'F' denotes Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management, 'M' the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence, and 'I' the Committee on Forest Industry.

Restoring the Ecosystem Functions of the Lake Toba Catchment Area through Community Development and Local Capacity Building for Forest and Land Rehabilitation

Project number :  PD 394/06 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $549,974
Government of Indonesia: $192,430
Total: $742,404
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Forestry Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Forestry
Financed at session No :  42

Summary

This project proposal is a follow up to the recommendations of the ITTO Technical Mission to Indonesia regarding rehabilitation of watersheds in Indonesia and the study by JICA on the development of Lake Toba catchment area. The project aims at contributing to the improvement and sustainability of ecosystem functions of the Lake Toba Catchment Area (LTCA) through prevention of continued forest clearing and promotion of rehabilitation programs on degraded forest and land in the area. Its specific objectives are to: i) reduce the rate of forest clearing for agricultural uses through community development; and ii) improve accomplishment of forest and land rehabilitation programs surrounding the LTCA through capacity strengthening of the local institutions.

The expected main outputs of the project include:

· Land productivity surrounding the catchment area increased;
· Options for household sources of income available;
· Forest and land rehabilitation models with forest prevention techniques established;
· Models of land tenure conflict resolution established and adopted by target groups;
· Local community awareness of ecosystem functions improved;
· Appropriate technologies for forest and land rehabilitation in the TLCA identified;
· Community groups trained on appropriate technologies for forest and land rehabilitation; and
· Coordination among local stakeholders strengthened in implementing forest and land rehabilitation programs.


Management of the Emerald Triangle Protected Forests Complex to promote cooperation for transboundary biodiversity conservation between Thailand, Cambodia and Laos

Project number :  PD 289/04 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Thailand and Cambodia
budget :  ITTO: $688,208
Others: $863,735
Total: $1,551,943
Submitted by : 
Implementing agencies :  Royal Forest Department (main agency) (Thailand); Forestry Administration (Cambodia)
ITTO funding sources :  Bali Partnership Fund (Sub-account A), Switzerland
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This project constitutes the second phase of PD 15/00 Rev.2 (F). It will continue efforts to conserve biodiversity in the Emerald Triangle Protected Forests Complex situated between Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR in the framework of a transboundary biodiversity conservation area. Its specific objectives are to: i) strengthen cooperation between Thailand, Cambodia and Laos for biodiversity conservation in the transboundary conservation area; ii) enhance protection measures and monitoring of the biological resources along the tri-national borders; and iii) strengthen the involvement of local communities and stakeholders to ensure the sustainable use and management of natural resources both in community enclaves within the conservation areas and in the buffer zones.


Timbers of tropical Africa part 1: group 7(1) within the PROTA program

Project number :  PD 264/04 Rev.3 (M,I)
Project country :  Ghana
budget :  ITTO: $577,886
PROTA: $626,703
Government of Netherlands: $403,710
Total: $1,608,299
Submitted by :  Government of Ghana
Implementing agencies :  Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Finland
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

As part of a program to document the 7,000 useful plants of tropical Africa arranged into 16 commodity groups, PROTA will make a synthesis of all existing but dispersed knowledge on the estimated 900 timbers of tropical Africa ('commodity group 7') in two parts. The first part will deal with the 350 'timbers of tropical Africa' from the more important timber-producing taxonomic families.


Development of Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary as a totally protected area, Phase IV

Project number :  PD 288/04 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Malaysia
budget :  ITTO: $512,028
Government of Malaysia: $405,204
Total: $917,232
Submitted by :  Government of Malaysia
Implementing agencies :  Forest Department of Sarawak
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This project constitutes the fourth phase of an ITTO project that commenced in 1993. Its specific objectives are to: 1) strengthen sustainable management capacity of the Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Batang Anai National Park at the government and local community levels; and 2) enhance conservation and research, including through the strengthening of the transboundary initiative with Indonesia.


Biodiversity management and conservation in forest concessions adjacent to a totally protected area (Nouabale-Ndoki National Park) in northern Congo (Phase II)

Project number :  PD 310/04 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Republic of Congo
budget :  ITTO: $742,241
Government of Republic of Congo: $168,450
WCS*: $684,032
CIB: $726,600
Total: $2,321,323
Submitted by :  Government of Republic of Congo
Implementing agencies :  *Wildlife Conservation Society
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This is the second phase of an ITTO project that commenced in 2000. It will concentrate on the adaptive implementation and monitoring of the wildlife, socioeconomic and reduced-impact-logging components of the forest concession management plan. It will extend wildlife conservation and integrated management to cover 21,000 km2 of the Ndoki-Likouala landscape in the Republic of Congo.


Strengthening national capacity and regional collaboration for sustainable use of forest genetic resources in tropical Asia (Malaysia)

Project number :  PD 199/03 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Malaysia
budget :  ITTO: $343,440
Government of Malaysia: $51,000
APAFRI: $30,000
IPGRI: $150,000
Total: $574,440
Submitted by :  Government of Malaysia
Implementing agencies :  Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI), International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  36

Summary

The tropical forests and forest genetic resources (FGR) in the Asia Pacific region are threatened by deforestation, forest fragmentation and habitat degradation as a result of unsuitable harvesting of forest products and the conversion of forests for agriculture and urban development. Although the importance of FGR conservation is recognized in many countries of the Asia Pacific region, the establishment of national FGR programmes has been hampered by a lack of commitment by policy-makers and limited national capacity to conserve and manage FGR.

The project aims to develop national and regional capacity to conserve and sustainably use FGR and share information among the countries of tropical Asia through the following specific objectives:

a) To develop a regional programme to coordinate national activities and support selected countries in their efforts to implement conservation of FGR for sustainable use; and

b) To develop a regional mechanism and capacity for sharing information on and use of FGR in seven selected Asian member countries of ITTO.

Expected outputs of the project include:

 Regional Programme for FGR conservation and sustainable use developed;
 Support provided to countries to implement FGR conservation programmes;
 Status and information of FGR conservation and use documented in the countries;
 Regional mechanism for FGR information sharing established;
 Capacity building needs for FGR conservation developed; and
 Human resources and institutional strengthening increased.


Bi-national conservation and peace in the Condor Range region, Ecuador-Peru – Phase II (Peruvian component)

Project number :  PD 237/03 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $577,800
INRENA: $117,600
CI Peru: $157,789
Total: $853,189
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  National Institute for Natural Resources (INRENA) in association with Conservation International (CI) - Peru and with the participation of indigenous organisations
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Bali Pertnership Fund
Financed at session No :  39

Summary

The ecosystems of the Condor Mountain Range and the traditional forest utilisation systems applied by indigenous communities in the buffer area are threatened by inappropriate uses of natural resources. The Peace Treaty signed between Ecuador and Peru led to the establishment of an ecological conservation area in the Condor Mountain Range Region in order to promote the integration of the peoples of these two countries and conserve their environment. The first phase of this Project (PD 3/00 Rev.2 (F)) was implemented within this framework and its major outputs were the establishment of a Sub-System of Natural Protected Areas in the Condor Range Region and the development of its corresponding master plans.

The second phase of the project envisions to continue contributing to the consolidation of the peace and integration process between Peru and Ecuador through the coordinated management of natural protected areas and promotion of the sustainable development of indigenous communities in the Condor Range Region in accordance with the National Strategy for Natural Protected Areas (NPAs) and with the Guidelines, Criteria and Indicators promoted by ITTO.

Specifically, it aims to conserve the flora, fauna and landscapes of a representative sample of tropical mountain forests within the context of indigenous Awajun-Wampis cosmovision through the implementation of the master plan for the Condor Range National Park and, at the same time, enhance the capacity of indigenous communities for the sustainable management of the natural resources of the Condor Range Region.

Condor Range National Park protected and biologically monitored; ii) participatory management of the Condor Range National Park by native communities, local authorities and civil society; iii) joint implementation of transboundary ecosystem research programmes by Ecuador and Peru; iv) joint implementation of mechanisms and instruments for coordinated conservation management between Ecuador and Peru; and v) the re-establishment of cultural links between the Shuar (Ecuador) and Awajun-Wampis (Peru) indigenous communities and an improvement in their land use and natural resource management practices based on sustainability criteria.


Bi-national conservation and peace in the Condor Range region, Ecuador-Peru – Phase II (Ecuadorian component)

Project number :  PD 238/03 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Ecuador
budget :  ITTO: $577,800
Ministry for the Environment: $22,000
Natura Foundation: $121,678
Conservation International: $37,000
Total: $758,478
Submitted by :  Government of Ecuador
Implementing agencies :  Ecuador Ministry for the Environment, Natura Foundation, Conservation International
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  39

Summary

The Condor Range Region has unique features because of its biodiversity, endemism and conservation status. During the first Phase of the Project "Bi-national Conservation and Peace in the Condor Range Region, Ecuador – Peru" (PD 2/00 Rev.2 (F)), two Conservation Areas were officially established (the Condor Ecological Reserve and the Condor Shuar Territory), their management plans were designed and both areas were integrated into a framework of land use management and general master plans for conservation and sustainable development and municipal environmental management plans. Joint cooperation was strengthened between conservation stakeholders and institutions in charge of biodiversity conservation such as the Ministry for the Environment of Ecuador and INRENA of Peru.

This Second Phase envisions to continue contributing to the consolidation of the peace and integration process between Peru and Ecuador through the coordinated management of natural protected areas and promotion of the sustainable development of indigenous and rural communities in the Condor Range Region in accordance with environmental and sustainable development policies of Ecuador and the guidelines, criteria and indicators promoted by ITTO.

Specifically, it aims to ensure: a) the conservation of the National Protected Areas (NPAs) and the sustainable management of the natural resources in the Condor Region, with a view towards promoting the sustainable development of the Shuar communities, through the implementation of prioritized sub-programs contained in the management plans for the Condor Shuar Territory and the Condor Ecological Reserve; and b) the joint implementation of mechanisms and instruments for coordinated conservation management between Ecuador and Peru.

Major outputs include: i) the establishment of an institutional structure with technical and administrative capabilities in the Condor Range Shuar Territory to protect and biologically monitor the NPAs and implement the integrated management plan for the sustainable development areas; ii) a management system for timber harvesting, hunting and fishing in place for the Shuar Territory; iii) the joint implementation of mechanisms and instruments for coordinated conservation management between Ecuador and Peru; iv) the enhancement of community skills as regards land use and natural resource management practices; and v) a bi-national environmental services proposal for the Condor Range.


Management of the Phatam Protected Forests Complex to promote cooperation for trans-boundary biodiversity conservation between Thailand, Cambodia and Laos (Phase I)

Project number :  PD 15/00 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Thailand
budget :  ITTO: $629,624
Government of Thailand: $281,430
Total: $911,054
Submitted by :  Government of Thailand
Implementing agencies :  Royal Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA, France
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is developing a strategy for transboundary biodiversity conservation and preparing a management planning system for the Phatam Protected Forests Complex in northeastern Thailand.


Bi-national conservation and peace in the Condor Range region, Ecuador-Peru: Phase I (Ecuadorean component)

Project number :  PD 2/00 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Latin America
budget :  ITTO: $701,701
NATURA Foundation: $144,459
Ministry for the Environment: $20,000
Conservation International – Peru: $60,000
Total: $926,160
Submitted by :  Government of Ecuador
Implementing agencies :  Ecuadorian Ministry for the Environment in cooperation with the NATURA Foundation and Conservation International – Peru and with the participation of local organisations
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

The peace treaty signed between Ecuador and Peru in 1999 led to the establishment of an ecological conservation area in the Condor Mountain Range region. This is designed as a mechanism to both settle the conflict and promote the development and integration of the peoples of these two neighbouring countries. This three-phase, five-year project is generating a participatory environmental management model for the region.


Bi-national conservation and peace in the Condor Range region, Ecuador-Peru: Phase I (Peruvian component)

Project number :  PD 3/00 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $701,502
INRENA: $20,000
CI Peru: $130,831
Total: $852,333
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  INRENA in cooperation with Conservation International – Peru and with the participation of local organisations
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA, Korea
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

The first phase of this five-year project is developing a participatory quantitative and qualitative information model for the Santiago-Comaina Reserved Zone and surrounding areas on the border between Ecuador and Peru through the use of land-use maps, biological inventories and monitoring programs.


Biodiversity management and conservation in a forest concession adjacent to a totally protected area (Nouabale-Ndoki National Park), northern Congo

Project number :  PD 4/00 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Congo
budget :  ITTO: $1,022,084
Gov't of Congo: $222,000
World Conservation Society: $634,400
CIB: $410,900
Total: $2,289,384
Submitted by :  Government of Republic of Congo
Implementing agencies :  World Conservation Society
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan, France, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is planning and implementing participatory management of the buffer zone (1,385,800 hectares) adjacent to the Nouabale- Ndoki National Park (390,000 hectares) for sustainable timber production and biodiversity conservation.


Management of Kayan Mentarang National Park (KMNP) to promote transboundary conservation along the border between Indonesia and the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak - Phase I

Project number :  PD 38/00 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $1,187,930
Government of Indonesia: $187,278
Total: $1,375,208
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

The conservation values of the 1.4 million-hectare Kayan Mentarang National Park in East Kalimantan are threatened by cross-border illegal logging and hunting. This project established an operational management unit for the KMNP and initiated cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia in order to conserve the Park's biodiversity values. Project activities included the construction of a limited park infrastructure, a biodiversity expedition and a public and local communities' awareness program.


Conservation and development in the natural protected areas system of Tambopata (Peru) - Madidi (Bolivia)

Project number :  PD 17/00 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Peru and Bolivia
budget :  ITTO: $969,563
Government of Bolivia: $56,000
Government of Peru: $56,000
Conservation International: $193,209
Total: $1,274,772
Submitted by :  Governments of Peru and Bolivia
Implementing agencies :  INRENA (Peru) and SERNAP (Bolivia) in cooperation with Conservation International and with the participation of local organisations
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

The System of State-Protected Natural Areas (SPNA) of Tambopata - Madidi comprises the Tambopata Candamo Reserved Zone and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in Peru and the Madidi National Park in Bolivia. The first, 2-year phase of this project is collectimg environmental and socio-economic information on the SPNA and incorporating this into a geo-referenced database. This will form the basis of coordinated participatory processes between the two countries to ensure the planning and management of conservation areas and the development of sustainable economic alternatives such as ecotourism and, in buffer zones, the supply, processing and marketing of forest products.


Establishment of the Mengamé-Minkébé Transboundary Gorilla Sanctuary at the Cameroon-Gabon border

Project number :  PD 66/01 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Cameroon
budget :  ITTO: $770,751
Government of Cameroon: $197,340
Total: $968,091
Submitted by :  Government of Cameroon
Implementing agencies :  Directorate of Fauna and Protected Areas, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project is putting in place a collaborative management process for the gorilla sanctuary to ensure its protection and initiating a process of cooperation between Cameroon and Gabon for the joint management of the sanctuary. Activities include the collection of reliable data for sanctuary management, raising the awareness of local communities, and controlling poaching.


Integrated plan for the consolidation of the Bagre Highlands Biological Corridor, Province of Darien

Project number :  PD 14/00 Rev.5 (F)
Project country :  Panama
budget :  ITTO: $698,662
ANCON/ANAM: $454,670
Total: $1,153,332
Submitted by :  Government of Panama
Implementing agencies :  National Association for the Conservation of Nature (Asociacion nacional para la conservacion de la naturaleza, ANCON)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project aims to secure the Bagre Highlands Biological Corridor as permanent forest estate. An integrated management unit is being established for the sustainable harvesting of timber and non-timber forest products and the protection of water, soil and biodiversity. A rehabilitation and restoration plan is being developed for degraded lands and buffer areas in the biological corridor.


Support for the development of a project for the participatory follow-up and evaluation of the forestry, protected areas and wildlife policy in Honduras

Project number :  PPD 33/01 (F)
Project country :  Honduras
budget :  ITTO: $29,998
Government of Honduras: $8,750
Total: $38,748
Submitted by :  Government of Honduras
Implementing agencies :  National Forest Administration (AFE/COHDEFOR)
ITTO funding sources :  USA
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This pre-project is evaluating the progress made on policy and legislative and National Forestry Plan issues related to forest conservation areas in Honduras and, on the basis of this evaluation, developing a project proposal for a participatory follow-up to these forestry-sector planning instruments.


The implementation of a community-based transboundary management plan for the Betung-Kerihun National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Phase II

Project number :  PD 44/00 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $764,954
Government of Indonesia & WWF Indonesia: $149,391
Total: $914,345
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Park Management Unit of Betung Kerihun National Park & WWF Indonesia
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

This project is establishing a community-based conservation and development program for maintaining the long-term integrity of the Betung Kerihun National Park. The aim is to create a respected, well-managed and well-functioning national park where local communities and other stakeholders actively participate in the management and receive fair benefits. Activities include the establishment of park boundaries and management zones, the installation of basic infrastructure, studies on traditional knowledge and other socio-economic aspects, design of a database and information system, and ecological studies.