For many years we have supported the establishment of protected areas and afforestation, including the planting of mangroves in the Davao Gulf/Philippines to encourage the fish wealth. So far, we have been able to plant 1.037.000 mangroves (2017). The goal is 1,2 million, so only about 163.000 mangroves remain to reach that goal.
To put a hold on the catastrophic illegal impact in natural forests, we also plant mahogany and teak commercially. Within four years we managed to plant over 128.000 mahogany and teak trees. Due to the low entry-level price, we generate a good income and the local farmers receive about 50 percent. Everyone wanting to participate in the hardwood program is welcome!