Project portfolio

The following is a list of ITTO projects in the field of biodiversity and transboundary conservation 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.

To develop and promote a monitoring information system to support the sustainable development of tree resources outside forests at the sub-district level in Thailand

Project number :  PD 376/05 Rev.2 (F,M)
Project country :  Thailand
budget :  ITTO: $462,645
Government of Thailand: $255,842
Total: $718,487
Submitted by :  Government of Thailand
Implementing agencies :  National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department of Thailand
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Australia, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  40

Summary

The benefits of Tree Resources outside Forest (TROF) are not sustainable in Thailand due to several causes including unknown quantity and dynamics of TROF, increasing and uncontrolled harvesting of TROF, encroachment, illegal logging and uncontrolled harvesting of non-timber forest products in the natural forests. If these issues are not addressed, the TROF cover and diversity and forest cover in forest lands will continue to decline and reduce benefits of TROF and natural resources which eventually may result in overall decline in the timber economy and livelihoods of the rural people.

This project aims at contributing to the sustainable development of TROF to provide maximum socio-economic and cultural benefits to the rural people of Thailand. Its specific objective is to develop and promote procedures to establish current and easily accessible baseline inventory and monitoring information on TROF cover, diversity and abundance, to support national policy decisions on TROF sustainable management and land use and economic development planning at the sub-district level.

The expected main outputs of the project are:

· TROF uses and formation defined;
· TROF inventory and monitoring information system developed; and
· TROF inventory and monitoring information and sustainable management promoted.

Adoption and implementation of the forestry information system (FIS) for the Philippines

Project number :  PD 353/05 Rev.2 (M,F,I)
Project country :  Philippines
budget :  ITTO: $477,889
Government of the Philippines: $238,510
Total: $716,399
Submitted by :  Government of the Philippines
Implementing agencies :  Forest Management Bureau (FMB)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Australia
Financed at session No :  40

Summary

The Forest Management Bureau (FMB), a staff bureau of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is mandated to provide support for the effective protection, development, occupancy management, and conservation of forest resources and forestlands. In view of this mandate, the FMB provides technical support and assists in the monitoring of all forestry-related projects, programs and activities that the DENR is presently pursuing.

As a critical factor in the efforts of the FMB to support all of these activities, there is a need to provide all the necessary information to all the different actors for the effective implementation of these projects. There is a need to manage the tremendous quantity of data that is generated from all of these activities and to transform the data into meaningful information that will provide support for the effective supervision and monitoring of all projects and planning of future interventions.

This project is a major output of the pilot project on the "Development and Implementation of the Pilot Project of the Forestry Statistics Information System" [PD 41/99 Rev.1 (M)]. The information system modules have already been developed and implemented in the Central Office and the two Pilot Regional Offices. Unfortunately, the outputs of the two pilot regions do not reflect the forest situation in the entire Philippines. Therefore, the rest of the DENR Forest Management Services in the regional, provincial and community offices of the DENR must adopt and implement the Forestry Information System (FIS) to produce countrywide statistical and geographic information on the forest situation.


Application of the internal monitoring of SFM performance at forest management unit level

Project number :  PD 389/05 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $381,888
Government of Indonesia: $226,850
Total: $608,738
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Directorate General of Forest Production Development in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Norway, Australia, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  40

Summary

This project proposal was built on the findings of ITTO Project PD 42/00 Rev.1 (F) "Training of Trainers for the Application of the ITTO and the National Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management at Forest Management Unit Level" that was completed in 2004. Project PD 42/00 concluded that the absence of performance monitoring system at forest management unit level is one of the major causes of the slow progress in the achievement of sustainable forest management in Indonesia. The internal monitoring of SFM performance system produced by Project PD 42/00 will enhance the effectiveness of the control of the government over the forest concessions if it is adopted by the forest management units.

This proposed project is aimed at accelerating the implementation of SFM practices by member companies of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI). Its specific objectives are: i) to improve the capability of human resources in the application of the SFM Performance Internal Monitoring System developed under Project PD 42/00 Rev.1 (F), and ii) to promote government policy on the application by FMUs of Internal Monitoring Performance System (IMPS).

The expected main outputs of the project are:

· Design of human resource training formulated and implemented;
· FMUs and government officers trained in the use of IMPS and its Guidelines;
· The IMPS and Guidelines disseminated and implemented; and
· Government policy on IMPS application formulated and effected.


Towards the municipal decentralization of forest management in the Chaco and Yungas eco-regions of Bolivia

Project number :  PPD 98/04 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Bolivia
budget :  ITTO: $94,500
ADS-AMT: $10,100
Municipalities: $30,000
Total: $134,600
Submitted by :  Government of Bolivia
Implementing agencies :  Alliance for Sustainable Development (ADS) in coordination with the Association of Municipal Governments (AMT)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This pre-project will: i) assess the current status of the implementation, operation and equipment of municipal forest units (MFUs) in the Chaco and Yungas regions (Andean and Bolivian-Tucuman regions) in order to establish and effectively operate these MFUs as required by the Forestry Law; and ii) develop a project proposal in accordance with the needs of the MFUs and forest stakeholders in these two eco-regions, prioritising activities and outputs and providing a methodology for the provision of technical support for forest management.


Development of a project proposal to support the implementation of the national forest strategy in Peru

Project number :  PPD 104/04 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $48,854
BSD*: $21,800
Total: $70,654
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  *Bosques Sociedad y Desarrollo in cooperation with the Technical Secretariat of the National Forest Diaologue and Consensus-building Roundtable
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA, Japan
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This pre-project collected supplementary and updated information on the dynamics of the forest sector in Peru with a view to formulating a project proposal to support the continued implementation of the country's National Forest Strategy for 2003–2021, which was previously developed on the basis of a participatory approach.


Multispectral three-dimensional aerial digital imagery for monitoring forest management and conservation in the Republic of Congo

Project number :  PD 360/05 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Republic of Congo
budget :  ITTO: $701,549
Government of Congo: $411,346
Winrock International: $154,500
Total: $1,267,395
Submitted by :  Government of Republic of Congo
Implementing agencies :  Winrock International in collaboration with Centre National d'inventaires et d'aménagement des Ressources Forestières et Fauniques and the Wildlife Conservation Society
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Norway, France
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This project, which awaits a small amount of funding, will develop a transparent forest monitoring system for the sustainable management of Congolese forests at the national and forest management unit levels. Outputs will include: high-resolution aerial digital imagery over southwestern Congo forests and concessions; digital images for tactical planning in forest management planning; a comparison of planned and actual harvest rates and forest charges valuation; a methodology for use by stakeholders in biodiversity monitoring and habitat assessment; the use of digital 3D imagery to monitor legal logging volumes, detect illegal logging and provide a transparent basis for revenue assessment; and training in all aspects of image capture, processing and interpretation.


Guatemalan forest industry development

Project number :  PPD 112/05 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Guatemala
budget :  ITTO: $52,920
Government of Guatemala: $11,000
Total: $63,920
Submitted by :  Government of Guatemala
Implementing agencies :  INAB
ITTO funding sources :  USA
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This pre-project will formulate a project proposal for the development of forest industrialisation centres according to zoning priorities, production lines and financial needs for implementation, and review the national legal and financial framework that would provide the necessary supporting mechanisms for the development of such centres.


Building a framework and strategy for sustainable forest management in Trinidad and Tobago

Project number :  PD 234/03 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Trinidad and Tobago
budget :  ITTO: $233,820
Government of Trinidad and Tobago: $414,345
Total: $648,165
Submitted by :  Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Implementing agencies :  Ministry of Public Utilities and Environment, Trinidad and Tobago
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This project aims to optimise the contribution of the forest resources of Trinidad and Tobago to national economic development through consensus-based sustainable forest management, as recommended by an ITTO diagnostic mission in 2002. Specifically, the project will focus on the revision of the current forestry sector framework and strategy with a view to enhancing human resource skills and the knowledge base in order to provide adequate national expertise for a multipleuse, multi-stakeholder-managed forest resource base.


Modular system of forest management in the Brazilian Amazon

Project number :  PD 319/04 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $277,560
IMAZON: $128,200
Total: $405,760
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia (Amazon Institute of People and Environment – IMAZON)
ITTO funding sources :  USA, Netherlands, Japan
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

The 'modular management system in the Brazilian Amazon region' is part of an IMAZON program for supporting the adoption of forest management in the region and is embedded in a wider initiative in partnership with Friends of the Earth to expand the supply of legally obtained timber in the Amazon region. The overall objective of this project is to increase the area under sustainable forest management in the Brazilian Amazon region through the adoption of the modular system of implementation and verification by 20 small- and medium-sized timber companies.


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.


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.


Development of a demonstration area in the sustainable management of Gabonese forests

Project number :  PD 8/98 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Gabon
budget :  ITTO: $458,695
Government of Gabon: $377,930
Total: $836,625
Submitted by :  Government of Gabon
Implementing agencies :  National School of Forestry (ENEF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is establishing a demonstration area of about 100,000 hectares with an operational forest concessionaire, where activities leading to sustainable forest management can be tested and demonstrated.This demonstration area is also providing training for national staff and generating additional information on sustainable forest management.


Regionalisation of the volume tables for trees of natural forests and plantations

Project number :  PD53/97 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Côte d'Ivoire
budget :  ITTO: $282,942
Government of Côte d'Ivoire: $114,216
Total: $397,158
Submitted by :  Government of Côte d'Ivoire
Implementing agencies :  Société de Développement des Forêts (SODEFOR)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This project is developing specific volume tables for natural forests and plantations in four of Côte d'Ivoire's biogeographical regions.


Forest management, community involvement and sustainable use of Si-Kop Forest Area (Coastal Province, Cameroon) – Phase II

Project number :  PD 21/98 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Cameroon
budget :  ITTO: $647,517
Government of Cameroon: $641,490
Total: $1,289,007
Submitted by :  Government of Cameroon
Implementing agencies :  Office National de Développement des Forêts (ONADEF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This project is implementing the strategy devised under an earlier project for the sustainable management of the Si-Kop Forest Area, which encompasses three elements: sustainable forest management activities in forest areas allocated for timber production; agriculture and agroforestry activities to increase and sustain agricultural production, with due attention given to the marketing of agricultural products; and tourism development.


A model forest management area in Papua New Guinea

Project number :  PPD 2/99 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Papua New Guinea
budget :  ITTO: $95,267
Government of PNG: $5,000
Total: $100,267
Submitted by :  Government Papua New Guinea
Implementing agencies :  Papua New Guinea Forest Authority
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Australia
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This pre-project is formulating a project proposal for a model forest management area in Papua New Guinea.


Sustainable management of production forests at the commercial scale in the Brazilian Amazon

Project number :  PD 57/99 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $753,954
EMBRAPA: $154,560
CIFOR: $268,048
Partner enterprises: $127,284
Collaborators: $100,286
Total: $1,404,132
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Belem, Para in cooperation with the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

The central aim of this two-phase project is to develop, test, evaluate and transfer a forest management system for use by timber enterprises working under typical production conditions found in terra firme forests of the Brazilian Amazon.


Pilot plan for the sustainable management of 10 000 hectares of secondary forest in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas

Project number :  PD 49/99 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Ecuador
budget :  ITTO: $393,990
COMAFORS: $50,000
Total: $443 990
Submitted by :  Government of Ecuador
Implementing agencies :  Sustainable Forest Management Corporation (COMAFORS)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

Ecuador has more than 2.5 million hectares of logged-over natural forests. This project has set out to establish and implement a pilot plan to facilitate the management and valuation of 10,000 hectares of secondary forests and to revert the process of forest degradation through sustainable resource management and community training. It is also providing the Ministry for the Environment with technological packages to ensure the sustainable management of secondary forests at the regional and national levels.


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.


Productive forest management for the rural reserve area of Guaviare

Project number :  PD 32/99 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Colombia
budget :  ITTO: $617,318
Government of Colombia: $373,800
Total: $991,118
Submitted by :  Government of Colombia
Implementing agencies :  Corporacióne Ordenamiento Territorial Sinergia
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

This project is supporting the implementation of a management plan covering the 0.5 million-hectare Rural Reserve Area of Guaviare. Specifically, it is: providing information and training to rural families on the establishment of successful forestry, agroforestry and sylvo-pastoral systems; implement demonstration plots to test forest production options for increasing the capacity of rural families to manage their natural resources; and zone areas for forest management, forest rehabilitation and protection, and agriculture.


Management and conservation of mangrove forests in the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras

Project number :  PD 44/95 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Honduras
budget :  ITTO: $1,012,20
Government of Honduras: $279,000
Total: $1,291,200
Submitted by :  Government of Honduras
Implementing agencies :  Administración Forestal del Estado - Corporación Hondureña de Desarrollo Forestal
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

This three-year project aims to reduce the dependency of the local population on mangrove forests for fuelwood by assisting them to establish fast-growing tree plantations in buffer areas. It is also develop a zoning and land-use plan for the Gulf of Fonseca with a view to managing and conserving the mangrove resource.


Evaluation of mangrove forests in the northeast of the Orinoco Delta region in Venezuela with a view to sustainable forest utilisation

Project number :  PD 55/98 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Venezuela
budget :  ITTO: $249,455
MARN-DGSRF*: $80,982
Others: $33,320
Total: $363,757
Submitted by :  Government of Venezuela
Implementing agencies :  *Ministry for the Thenvironment and Natural Resources - General Sectoral Directorate for Forest
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

The Orinoco River Delta contains a variety of tropical tidal forests, particularly mangroves, but they are being depleted rapidly for building materials and fuel. This project is working to define conservation and management policies for the coastal mangrove forests of the region. It is also developing a management plan for bringing 30,000 hectares of mangrove forests under sustainable management for the benefit of local communities.


Development and implementation of the pilot project of the forestry statistics information system (FSIS)

Project number :  PD 41/99 Rev.4 (M)
Project country :  Philippines
budget :  ITTO: $261,081
Government of Philippines: $164,200
Total: $425,281
Submitted by :  Government of the Philippines
Implementing agencies :  Forest Management Bureau (FMB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Australia
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project is supporting the FMB in the collection, organisation and analysis of forestry data pertinent to the FMB's mandate. The main aims of the project are to ensure the timely flow of information within the organisation to support policy decision-makers, and to optimise the use of available people and technology within DENR.


Participatory rural appraisal in the planning and establishment of a sustainable, community-based forest management model

Project number :  PPD 20/01 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $51,081
Government of Indonesia: $9,210
Total: $60,291
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
ITTO funding sources :  Republic of Korea, Australia
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

Through participatory rural appraisal, this project collected baseline data on local communities living in the area surrounding the Dusun Aro-Jambi natural forest to assist in the formulation of a model of sustainable community-based forest management (CBFM). A full project proposal to promote CBFM in the area was also developed.


Study and demonstration of the management of secondary forests in tropical regions for the purpose of enhancing economic and ecological benefits

Project number :  PPD 30/01 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $81,031
Government of China: $35,720
Total: $116,751
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Guangdong Academy of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This pre-project is surveying and classifying the types, distribution and management of China's tropical secondary forests; designing management models; selecting demonstration areas for management; and developing a full project proposal.


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.


National forest inventory and forest resources monitoring program in Bolivia

Project number :  PD 17/99 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Bolivia
budget :  ITTO: $397,777
Government of Bolivia: $151,724
Total: $549,501
Submitted by :  Government of Bolivia
Implementing agencies :  Vice-Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project is developing and implementing a program for the inventory, re-inventory and monitoring of the forest resource. It is also establishing a Forest Information and Evaluation Centre, the institution that will be responsible for forest resource monitoring.


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.


Model forest management area (MFMA)—Phase III

Project number :  PD 12/99 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Malaysia
budget :  ITTO: $966,700
Government of Malaysia: $1,734,500
Timber companies: $186,000
Total: $2,887,200
Submitted by :  Government of Malaysia
Implementing agencies :  Sarawak Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project, which follows earlier ITTO projects conducted in the same model forest, is training forestry workers in the planning and implementation of sustainable forest management, demonstrating new methodologies and techniques, preparing comprehensive management plans, and monitoring management performance in the model area.


Development of an integrated regional forestry master plan for Eco-floristics Area IV in order to develop participatory forest management

Project number :  PPD 11/00 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Togo
budget :  ITTO: $72,668
Government of Togo: $34,115
Total: $106,783
Submitted by :  Government of Togo
Implementing agencies :  Directorate for the Protection & Control of Flora Utilisation
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

Eco-floristics Area IV, located in the southern part of the Togo Mountains in the west of the country, is the main forest region in Togo and an important coffee- and cocoa-growing area. This pre-project developed an integrated regional master plan to help restore vegetation cover and thus contribute to meeting local, national and international needs for timber products while improving the living conditions of local communities.


Sustainable production of national forests under a regime of forest concessions

Project number :  PD 142/02 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $878,157
DIFLOR: $447,237
Total: $1,325,394
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  National Forest Program Directorate (DIFLOR), Ministry of the Environment
ITTO funding sources :  USA, Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

One of the goals of the Brazilian National Forest Program is to expand the management of native forests in public areas to at least 10 million hectares through a regime of forest concessions. This project will conduct social and economic surveys, environmental studies and preliminary forest inventories in five Amazonian national forests to prepare them as future concession areas. Management plans for the sustainable production of timber from the five national forests will be developed, along with the rules and procedures to be followed by companies under the concession regime.


II Latin American Forestry Congress

Project number :  PD 125/02 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Guatemala
budget :  ITTO: $87,683
National sources: $298,406
Total: $386,089
Submitted by :  Government of Guatemala
Implementing agencies :  National Forest Institute (Instituto Nacional de Bosques – INAB)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This conference provided a regional forum for the exchange of ideas and building of consensus regarding trends in and perspectives of the Latin American forestry sector.


Sustainable collaborative forest management: meeting the challenges of decentralization in the Bulungan Model Forest

Project number :  PD 39/00 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $892,559
Government of Indonesia: $417,000
CIFOR $572,984
IRD $410,000
DFID $53,780
Total: $2,346,323
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA, Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project constitutes the second phase of ITTO project PD 12/97 Rev.1 (F). It is supporting the long-term goals of sustainable forestry in the Malinau District in East Kalimantan by improving the district-level (kabupaten) coordination of forest management in the model forest through improved stakeholder participation, conflict management, land-use planning and monitoring, and implementing sustainable forest management in the Inhutani II Malinau concession.


Implementation of a permanent network of stand dynamics monitoring plots for the gazetted forests of Côte d'Ivoire

Project number :  PD 53/00 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Côte d'Ivoire
budget :  ITTO: $342,795
Government of Côte d'Ivoire: $81,582
Total: $424,377
Submitted by :  Government of Côte d'Ivoire
Implementing agencies :  Forest Development Corporation (Société de Développement des Forêts – SODEFOR)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project is establishing a network of 326 permanent monitoring plots to improve knowledge of the dynamics of typical natural forest stands in Côte d'Ivoire, with a view to establishing sustainable forest management practices adapted to the local socioeconomic context.


Integrated evaluation and strategy for the sustainable management of secondary forests in the Central Forest Region of Peru

Project number :  PD 138/02 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $466,400
INRENA: $180,000
Total: $646,400
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  National Institute for Natural Resources (INRENA)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Netherlands
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This project is developing a sustainable management plan and strategy for the use of secondary forests in the Central Forest Region of Peru for the benefit of local communities and the conservation of the region's natural resources. The project will use the ITTO Guidelines for the restoration, rehabilitation and management of degraded and secondary tropical forests as a starting point for the development of the management plan and strategy. Among other things it will produce: a map detailing the current status and evolution of secondary forests in the Central Forest Region over the last ten years; a methodological manual for the evaluation of secondary forests; a database and website on secondary forests; a proposal for an action plan and regional strategy; and an ecological-economic zoning proposal for the management of secondary forests.


Formulating a proposal on demonstration of integrated models for sustainable tropical forestry development

Project number :  PPD 28/01 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $54,166
Government of China: $3,800
Total: $57,966
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Chinese Academy of Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Australia
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This pre-project is compiling existing integrated forest management models in China based on an intensive survey and carrying out a diagnosis of local potentials and environmental constraints. Among the main outputs will be a report on the current status of the tropical forest zones in China and a project proposal.


Development of a strategy and planning of measures for the sustainable management by local communities of the Assoukoko Natural Reserved Forest and Adele Community Forest

Project number :  PPD 60/02 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Togo
budget :  ITTO: $50,286
Government of Togo: $18,156
Total: $68,442
Submitted by :  Government of Togo
Implementing agencies :  Defi Environnement Developpement in collaboration with Direction de la Protection et du Contrôle de l'Exploitation de la Flore
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This pre-project is developing a draft strategy and management plan for the sustainable management of natural forests in the Adele region of Togo with the participation of local communities and based on the ITTO criteria and indicators. One output will be a project proposal to support the finalisation and implementation of the strategy and management plan.


Establishment of a national system of collection, entry, processing and dissemination of forestry and timber statistics in Togo

Project number :  PD 168/02 Rev.1 (M)
Project country :  Togo
budget :  ITTO: $243,594
Government of Togo: $97,096
Total: $340,690
Submitted by :  Government of Togo
Implementing agencies :  Office National de Developpement et d'Exploitation des Forêts
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This project is developing and establishing a fully operational forestry and timber statistical data collection, processing and dissemination system, managed by local personnel and enabling the development of a permanent data bank, which will serve as an operational control panel for rational decision-making in sustainable forest management.