Deforestation is a major driver of biodiversity loss in the Philippines. Between 1934 and 1990, the country lost 10.9 million hectares (ha) of forest cover.
This best practice highlights the key achievements of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Philippines, and how it successfully contributes in achieving the country’s national biodiversity targets related to reforestation and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The NGP also reduces poverty, promotes food security, and creates alternative livelihoods. Between 2011-2018, the NGP has successfully reforested over 1.91 million hectares of area i.e. 108 per cent of the original target (1.76 million hectares); planted over 1.5 billion seedlings; generated over 4,736,195 jobs; and employed over 670, 489 personnel. Click here to read more https://goo.gl/AmnZb3.
Do you also have an example from your country on reforestation? Would you like to tell us about it? Start a conversation with fellow 6NR practitioners in the comments section of this post or submit a best practice on the NBSAP Forum here http://nbsapforum.net/node/add/best-practice to tell your story.
This best practice is a part of a series of best practices developed under the GEF funded “Support to Eligible Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report (6NR) to the CBD” project.