To preserve the biodiversity and nature with specific projects such as replanting trees with local species.
In Southeast Asia, the Philippines has maintained the highest rate of deforestation.
The country’s forest area, which was around 90% in the 1930s, was around by 20% in 2007. Historically, commercial logging was the primary cause of deforestation. Today, it would rather be the expansion of agrarian lands at the borders.
The importance of reforesting the territory as a preventive means of reducing the vulnerability of populations facing with natural hazards turns out to be greater with the increasing frequency of natural disasters in recent years with climate change.
Urgent action is needed to preserve the last primary forests of the Philippines and the biodiversity that lives there.
Based on these observations, Swiss Green Projects will work with local authorities to strengthen the support of environmentalists, such as Palawan NGO Network Inc
(PNNI), funding and monitoring projects of local reforestation associations, operating awareness campaigns for rural populations with local organizations.