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The Kiwa Initiative – Call for ideas 2021 now open for regional projects!

The Kiwa Initiative is a multi-donor program that aims to strengthen the climate change resilience of Pacific Island ecosystems, communities and economies through Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), that is to say by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring biodiversity. It is founded on an easier access…

Improving adaptation to climate change in Turkish forests through the mobilization of French expertise

Franco-Turkish collaboration on sustainable forest management is implemented by ONFI, which has a role in identifying and mobilizing French expertise. An important part of Franco-Turkish collaboration concerns adaptation to climate change. In addition to the adaptation of forest species (the subject of a previous…

Genetics and adaptation to climate change: setting up a test plantation in the framework of the FEXTE project

Within the framework of the FEXTE project of Franco-Turkish cooperation, an experiment is being carried out to study the adaptation to climate change of certain oak and pine species (maritime pine and heath pine). It consists of an exchange of seeds between the two…

ONFI implements a French-Turkish collaboration project on sustainable forest management

Visit of the Turkish delegation in a French forest on the issue of forest biodiversity. Since April 2019, ONF International has been implementing a project for the exchange of expertise between the French and the Turks on sustainable forest management. Twelve intervention components are…

A team of experts leads the National Action Plans to protect marine turtles and the Lesser Antillean Iguana

© RTMG : Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) At the heart of the Caribbean arc, the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique are an essential link in the protection of nature in the Caribbean. On land, they are home to some of the world’s largest colonies…

Ivory Coast’s forest and wildlife inventory reaches 80% completion.

On this occasion, find below the press release produced by ONF Côte d’Ivoire. National forestry and wildlife inventory: the completion rate approaches 80% The National Forest and Wildlife Inventory (IFFN) project, which started in January 2019, saw its field operations begin in October 2019….

Eco-systemic accounting, an example of R&D at ONF International

Maps of the net ecosystem carbon balance in 2000 and 2015 on the Guiana Shield (in TC/ha) Since the 2000s, the concept of ecosystem services has reinforced the importance of preserving natural resources and landscape units in political decision-making. In 2010, the Convention on…

Implementation of protection or restoration operations of water catchment areas in New Caledonia

Press conference held at SPC on 24 February 2021 Today, ONFI was present at the kick-off meeting for the implementation of operations to manage, protect and restore the catchment areas of water supply systems within the framework of the PROTEGE programme financed by the…

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…

TERRAMAZ or how to tackle the root causes of deforestation in the Amazon?

Signature of the agreement on 10/09/2020 at AFD, from left to right: Frédéric Appolin (Director of AVSF), Pierre-Emmanuel Leclercq (Deputy Director General of ONFi), Rémy Rioux (Director General of AFD), Marie-Gabrielle Piketty (Director of the TerrAmaz Project – CIRAD), Philippe Lacoste (Director of Sustainable…