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The Rain Forest Restoration Initiative is a network of organizations and individuals from the academe, peoples' organizations, non-government organizations, and business sector engaged in environmental conservation, research and development.

Rain Forest Restoration Initiative News

  • Connecting Forests People And climate Change Solutions

    Through its strong commitment to comprehensive policies and institutional arrangements, the Philippines has strongly adhered to principles and values of social justice and rights in the formulation of its climate change plans. This espousal is seen in its strong presence in regional and international climate change policy process. However, its policy and programs remains fragmented and substantial inclusion of forestry, especially social forestry in climate change plans and strategies, is yet to made.

    There is increasing evidence that social forestry provides opportunity to increase nationa ...

  • Sustaining The Rainforestation Agenda Through The RFRI Network

    Sustaining The Rainforestation Agenda Through The RFRI Network

    The Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) signed a partnership agreement with Haribon Foundation to sustain the Rainforestation Agenda through support for the Rain Forest Restoration Initiative (RFRI) Network, last August 26, 2016 in Quezon City.

    The RFRI Network aims to advance and promote rainforestation as a strategy to "rehabilitate degraded landscapes and restore key ecosystem services and functions while providing forest-dependent communities with an alternative source of livelihood." Rainforestation is a tested science-based approach that advocates the use of native specie ...

  • Sustaining The Rainforestation Agenda Through The RFRI Network

    Sustaining The Rainforestation Agenda Through The RFRI Network

    The Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) signed a partnership agreement with Haribon Foundation to sustain the Rainforestation Agenda through support for the Rain Forest Restoration Initiative (RFRI) Network, last August 26, 2016 in Quezon City.

    The RFRI Network aims to advance and promote rainforestation as a strategy to "rehabilitate degraded landscapes and restore key ecosystem services and functions while providing forest-dependent communities with an alternative source of livelihood." Rainforestation is a tested science-based approach that advocates the use of native specie ...

  • Rainforestation Specialists Meet At VSU For Capacity Growth

    Rainforestation Specialists Meet At VSU For Capacity Growth

    Rainforestation trainers and practitioners in the Visayas converged at VSU for a capacity-building convention organized by the The Rain Forestation Restoration Initiative (RFRI), June 16-17, at the VSU Hostel.

    Rainforestation is a technology developed by VSU to replace the more destructive forms of kaingin practices, form a buffer zone around primary forests, protect their biodiversity, help maintain the water cycle, and provide farmers with stable and higher income.

    RFRI Belinda de la Paz, a Haribon Foundation representative, said the two-day convention aimed to enhance their members' c ...

  • Protect Mother Trees

    Protect Mother Trees

    Did you know that there is a term for a mature, superior quality tree? In the forest, one calls it a mother tree. We'd like to highlight its constant plight and celebrate its fundamental unique qualities that greatly contribute to the forest ecosystem and human survival.

    What is a Mother Tree?

    Any tree can be a mother tree. It should be mature enough and have reached optimal growth level. Due to its robust growth and development, a mother tree is highly resilient to weather disturbances, unsusceptible to pathogens and gives steady supply of high quality seedlings for natural propagation ...

  • DENR And GIZ Sign Accord To Boost Forest Protection Efforts In Panay Island

    Efforts to keep the forests of Panay Island alive got a boost on Thursday as the German government formalized its financial grant for a forest protection project being undertaken by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in one of the largest islands in the Visayas region.

    With German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski in attendance as witness, GIZ Director and Principal Advisor on Climate Program Dr. Bernd Markus Liss signed, in behalf of GIZ Country Director Dr. Andreas Kalk, the implementation agreement with DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, of the Forest and Climate (FORCLIM) ...