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Matutuine Bamboo Park


60 hectares of land in the border area of the Maputo nature reserve have been severely damaged by the removal of sand for the construction of a road that connects Maputo city with the coastal town of Ponto do Ouro and runs through the Matutuine district. The devastated soil and the illegal extraction of further sand from the open areas prevent the colonisation of valuable flora and fauna.

As a pilot project, bamboo is to be planted for the ecological restoration of 12 hectares of degraded land. A mixed forest of endemic and exotic bamboo species with characteristics adapted to the micro-ecology of the landscape will help to restore soil stability and increase biodiversity. In the next step, the project envisages the creation of a park with leisure facilities within the bamboo forest, which will provide jobs and income for the local population

Bamboo Educational and Research centre in Mozambique


This project involves the construction of a research centre on a established 3-hectare bamboo forest, in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambican southern village, in parallel with the expansion of 30 hectares bamboo cultivation. By planting and using bamboo in a sustainable way, we can create jobs, provide decent and affordable housing, feed and save thousands of lives while protecting the environment and reduce the risks from devastating floods.

Analog forestry in Santo Domingo, Peru


CEARE is a non-profit Organization focused on forest conservation and rural development in the central Amazon of Peru. CEARE is helping Yanesha Indigenous communities to restore their forests through implementing Analog Forestry. Analog forestry is a low-cost and small-scale technique that focuses on increasing biodiversity and productivity by imitating natural forests. In combination with the communities’ traditional knowledge, the project aims (1) rise awareness about climate change, forest conservation, and EESS, (2) give some basic concepts about landscape restoration and Analog forestry, and (3) install pilot plots with economically and environmentally important species for the communities.