Safeguarding the forest and wildlife through a network of ranger stations

02 Jan 2020
Safeguarding the forest and wildlife through a network of ranger stations

The project is under constant threat from accelerating forest clearance for agriculture together with unsustainable resource extraction, abetted by population growth, expansion of road networks and limited rule of law in the region. To alleviate these threats, the REDD+ funds currently support 12 ranger stations within the project area and surrounding landscape. Rangers have been working to dissuade poaching, illegal logging, and illegal forest conversion to agriculture since before the project inception, moderating deforestation rates and allowing several key wildlife species to persist in large populations.