All of the forestry projects we support aim to develop the multifunctionality of forests, and to help generate benefits for the planet and for humanity as a whole. All projects are approached and monitored in close collaboration with technical partners in the field.
What types of forestry projects are supported by Reforest'Action?
We act as broadly as possible for the benefit of the forest on lands belonging to private or public owners, within four typologies of emerged land: forest, urban, agricultural and coastal environments.
Reforest'Action enriches, creates or reconstitutes multifunctional forests by planting various species adapted to the local ecosystem or by promoting natural regeneration. In temperate zones, this may involve the restoration of plots affected by hazards, dying forests or the creation of new forests. In tropical areas, we work on plots that have been historically deforested.
Reforest'Action contributes to the development of greener, more sustainable and more desirable cities by planting urban forests in Europe, notably thanks to a technique inspired by the Miyawaki method. The creation of urban forests has beneficial effects on air quality, ambient temperature and people's well-being.
Reforest'Action supports agroforestry projects: projects to create hedgerows in temperate zones or projects to plant trees in agricultural plots in tropical zones, these actions have a real added value in terms of socio-economic benefits for local populations in addition to their environmental benefits.
Reforest'Action supports the restoration of the mangrove, a particular ecosystem that covers 75% of tropical coasts. This action helps to fight against coastal erosion, to preserve the coasts from rising water levels and to protect biodiversity.
A collaborative approach with local project leaders, on human scale projects
« It's not just about planting tree shoots. It's a much more complex know-how that requires an approach adapted to each terroir, each landscape, each valley on the planet, taking into account its biodiversity and the culture of the local population. »
Reforest'Action selects forestry projects, finances and monitors them in close collaboration with a vast network of technical partners in the field
The selection of projects is made on the basis of specifications proper to temperate and tropical zones, and must comply with the principles of the Common Multifunctionality Base developed by Reforest'Action. The technical partners in the field meet a requirement for rigour and transparency in order to guarantee the proper conduct and monitoring of projects over the long term.
Financing of projects
The amount of funding depends on a range of factors: project size, impact on biodiversity, CO2 storage, and other socio-economic aspects. The funds provided by Reforest'Action to project leaders are collected from companies and individuals who wish to take concrete action for the environment.
Reforest'Action's project monitoring protocol is based on remote monitoring, in collaboration with our technical partners, as well as visits to projects in the field. The objective: to ensure the best possible growth of the forests and to evaluate the ecosystem services generated by our projects.