Forest preservation and the fight against deforestation

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Coeur de Forêt
International

The project

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Cœur de Forêt works on the ground, with local communities, to eradicate forest degradation at its roots, by giving everyone the power to act to preserve them.
73
%
of the world's deforestation is linked to agriculture
3,2
millions
trees planted in Bolivia, France, Indonesia and Madagascar
75
%
of French forests are privately owned

Solution

Cœur de Forêt works on a daily basis to give everyone the means to take action to preserve forests. Convinced that an alternative to deforestation is possible, the association accompanies populations towards an economic valorization that preserves forests and favors human development by refusing preconceived ideas and not hesitating to get off the beaten track to build solutions adapted to the reality of the issues at stake. Its priority is to take concrete action on the ground to collectively create the momentum for positive change.

Cœur de forêt leads reforestation campaigns and supports farmers towards agroforestry and forest owners towards sustainable management of their forests. The association also conducts awareness-raising campaigns among local populations to sensitize them to the challenges of forest preservation, and develops fair trade channels on its international projects while promoting the French timber industry through short circuits.

Winter season 2024 Coeur de Forêt France Sud-Ouest: between challenges and achievements
The 2024 winter season proved a challenging one, not least because of our dependence on the weather. Abundant rainfall, punctuated by brief periods of cold, but remarkably mild weather, made it more complex to carry out our planned work. Although rainfall is essential, its abundance has sometimes necessitated the postponement of certain cuttings and plantings to preserve soil integrity. Despite these obstacles, our team remains determined to complete our missions.
 
The winter season was marked by the completion of several important projects. Notably, we planted 23,300 trees at 30 forest owners' sites, in a variety of contexts such as agricultural land or reforestation areas.
We undertook improvement work on 18 hectares of woodland, providing a much-needed boost to the move towards continuous-canopy mixed silviculture, following the adage of the experts who conceptualized it: "Copy nature, hasten her work". We also supported 8 forest owners in their silvicultural approaches, in collaboration with 6 local contractors. 
Winter season 2024 Coeur de Forêt France Sud-Ouest: between challenges and achievements
2023 activity report on our projects
As we enter 2024, it's time to take stock and look back at our 2023 achievements! 🌟

More than 630,000 trees planted across all our projects, favoring endemic and diverse species that will ensure the health of our forest ecosystems.

Nearly 335 new producers internationally, and 50 additional forest owners supported in France, to pass on the keys to reasoned farming and forest management

More than 6,000 people(adults/children) on our projects have been sensitized to climate issues, and more specifically to forest preservation and the fight against deforestation.

In order to improve and evaluate our methods of action, we carry out field studies and diagnoses. For example, we carried out 1 forestry and agrarian diagnostic on our project in Indonesia, and 1 awareness-raising diagnostic on our project in Bolivia. On our France Sud-Ouest project, we carried out 50 forestry diagnoses with 50 families of forest owners, as well as 16 complementary diagnoses on assisted natural regeneration, agroforestry, biodiversity and phytosociology.

Finally, we've stepped up our focus on the gender factor in our projects. In Madagascar, the cooperatives we support in their ecological transition are50% women. This is also the case on our project in Bolivia, where we are participating in the economic emancipation of women through the development of beekeeping and meliponiculture.

All this is partly thanks to you, so thank you!
2023 activity report on our projects

Goal

With €30,000 raised, 3,000 trees will be planted, 300,000 bees preserved and 7 beekeepers trained.

The money will be used for

Your donation will help fund actions that: 
  • respond globally to the challenges of deforestation and forest preservation;
  • restore degraded ecosystems and preserve biodiversity;
  • fight against deforestation (support for farmers, awareness campaigns and development of fair trade channels).
Zone d'action
France
Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Internationale
Earned labels
Finaliste des Rencontres pour la Planète de 1% for the Planet label
Sustainable development goals
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