Forest Restoration using Philippine Threatened and Endemic Tree Species (PTES) in Bacon-Manito (BACMAN) Geothermal Reservation in Support to the Philippine Forestry Sector’s National Greening Program (AFoCO/040/2023)

PROJECT VALUE BY COUNTRY

  • USD 551,354

PROJECT VALUE BY FUNDING SOURCE

  • AFoCO Funding

    USD 292,640 53.08%

  • National Contribution

    USD 50,298 9.12%

  • Other Funding

    USD 208,416 37.80%

PROJECT BUDGET BY YEAR

Philippines USD 292,640
    • 2023
    • 9%
    AFoCO Funding - USD 25,000
    • 2024
    • 51%
    AFoCO Funding - USD 149,120
    • 2025
    • 22%
    AFoCO Funding - USD 63,520
    • 2026
    • 19%
    AFoCO Funding - USD 55,000

Goals & Objectives of Project

To increase natural forest area and mainstream Philippine threatened and endemic tree species in Bacman Sorsogon and Albay

  • Restore 100 hectares of disturbed forest with 20 species of highly threatened and endemic trees in Support to the Philippine Forestry Sector’ s National Greening Program;
  • Establish 2 hectares’ arboretum within forest restoration area;
  • Document good practices and propagation protocols of using PTES in forest restorations that can be developed and translated into national policies and/or technical bulletins;
  • Demonstrate Private-Public Partnership in forest restorations and translate into working national policies and/or technical bulletins;
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing on Forest Restoration Using PTES.

Main Activities:

Objective 1

  • Site validation and mapping of forest restoration areas with the local communities;
  • Tree identification and seedlings sourcing of PTES and production;
  • Planting and Maintenance;
  • Training for forest restoration, nursery management and forest protection.

Objective 2

  • Preparation of Arboretum design;
  • Tree identification and seedlings sourcing;
  • Construction of signages, pathwalk, information boards and other related facilities;
  • Planting and Maintenance;
  • Publication of information database through website, social media and printed books.

Objective 3

  • Conduct propagation trial for PTES using vegetative parts and available seeds;
  • Training for clonal propagation or vegetative material reproduction.

Objective 4

  • Round table discussion and workshop;
  • Field data validations.

Objective 5

  • Benchmarking, site vi sit and hands-on learning opportunities;
  • Documentation of knowledge sharing.

Expected Outputs

  • Restored 100 ha using PTES;
  • Capacitated local community or farmers’ association;
  • Established 1 Arboretum with 20 of PTES;
  • Updated/Developed information database for PTES;
  • Produced 50, 000 quality planting materials and developed 10 Propagation Protocol of PTES;
  • Drafted and proposed/recommended new forest policies and/or technical bulletins on private-public partnerships in forest restorations;
  • Trained and capacitated at least 10 Technical Person from DENR, EDC and AFOCO.

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