The Cavally forest reserve is one of the 234 classified forests of Ivory Coast. It is located between Taï National Park in Ivory Coast and Sapo National Park in Liberia, two key biodiversity hotspots in West Africa. Cavally covers an area of 67,541 Ha and is home to endangered species such as chimpanzees and pygmy hippos. In November 2017, in partnership with the forestry agency of Ivory Coast (SODEFOR-Société de Développement des Forêts) and Airbus, we launched a pilot project called STARLING to monitor deforestation, particularly related to cocoa in the Cavally forest reserve. This made it possible to establish a basic map of the Cavally forest in January 2018. This map indicates that 33% of the forest is highly degraded (with cocoa in the open) and another 7% degraded (with cocoa under the canopy).
mainly oil palm and rubber. As more forest and peatlands are lost, more carbon enters the atmosphere, further complicating the global fight against climate change. Aceh is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia, and frequently people in the rural communities located in and around the Leuser Ecosystem clear forest to plant oil palm and rubber as a quick and easy source of income.
More than 200 smallholders are facilitated in the process of implementing sustainability practices as per Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification requirements.
750 smallholders reached & engaged to improve farm productivity, uptake of sustainability practices, increase income diversification, and protect wildlife.
7500 Ha plantation & forest borders are being monitored and managed by smallholders and plantation owners for the protection of elephants and reduction in crop loss.
Engaging local actors, providing capacity building and training and facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration.
Providing the human resources and operational framework to support the protection of forests and protected areas.
The private sector
Implementing NDPE commitments in their supply chains & participating in landscape-level transformation activities.
Aceh is one of the key ecosystems where Earthworm Foundation works through its landscapes approach.
Click on the icon to learn more about Earthworm's work on the commodity: