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ONF International managing the Secretariat of the Kiwa Initiative in the Pacific region, to implement nature-based solutions, strengthen the resilience of ecosystems and people to climate change

What is the Kiwa Initiative? The Pacific Ocean is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. It has exceptional terrestrial and marine biodiversity that provides invaluable services to communities and to the island economies. Yet the Pacific countries and territories lack resources…

New Coral snake species discovered on Fazenda Sao Nicolau

This unexpected discovery was made thanks to a reptile and amphibian inventory carried out in 2011. The specimen found in proximity to parcel 1 in the programme for biodiversity research (PPBio), located in the indigenous forest of São Nicolau did not correspond to any…

Towards a new phase in the forest cooperation programme with Turkey

The first phase of the cooperation programme, which started in 2013, was successfully ended last year. The multi-thematic programme funded by the AFD involved at the one hand Turkish forestry services (OGM) and on the other hand ONF and its subsidiary ONFI, supported by…

ONFI sets up in Côte d’Ivoire for the national forest and wildlife inventory

The last time such a full-range inventory was carried out in Côte d´Ivoire was in 1978. Confronted with the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation threatening the country´s biodiversity, The Ivorian Ministry of Water and Forests is launching the national forests and wildlife inventory…

Making a flyer for the IFFN project in the Côte d’Ivoire

In January 2019, the Côte d´Ivoire launched the National forest and wildlife inventory project. It will run for two years on a budget of 6.65 million euros. The inventory aims to update the knowledge on the country´s forest and wildlife resources in order to…

Launch of the ECOSEO project for improved knowledge of ecosystems on the Guiana Shield

From 12 to 14 March 2019, the workshop to launch the ECOSEO project (Ecosystemic Services Observatory) was held in Cayenne in presence of WWF-French Guyana and associated project partners. The overall objective of the ECOSEO project is to preserve ecosystems and the services they…

ONFI, partner for the implementation of forestry policies in French Polynesia

French Polynesia´s forestry policies are currently at a turning point. The fact that 6000 hectares of planted Caribbean pine are reaching maturity represents a great opportunity for Polynesian authorities to boost the local timber industry, which is still on a small-scale artisanal level and…

Kick-off for the Côte d’Ivoire forest and wildlife inventory

The kick-off meeting was held on Tuesday 5th March 2019 in the presence of the French Minister of Water and Forests and the international consortium ONFI – IGNFI – IGN, chosen as the supporting body for the Côte d’Ivoire’s second forest inventory. The last…

ONFI, partner in the forestry cooperation agreement between France and Turkey

The goal of the agreement signed in Ankara on the 17th of April between AFD (financial sponsor), OGM, Turkish general directorate of forestry and ONFI (technical partner, representing the consortium ONF/ONFI) is to assist Turkey in its efforts towards sustainable management of its forest…

The ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019: ONFI presents its innovative tool for monitoring deforestation

Every three  years, the European Space Agency (ESA), organises the ESA Living Planet Symposium dedicated to the observation of the Earth at the service of science and society. This year the conference was held in Milan from the 13th to the 17th of May….