Grants & Fellowships
The Small Grants Fund and Tech Fellowship support civil society organizations and individuals around the world to use Global Forest Watch in their advocacy, research, and field work.
MEET THE GRANTEES AND FELLOWS
With financial and technical support from GFW, organizations and individuals around the world are using Global Forest Watch to monitor large-scale land-use projects, enforce community land rights, defend critical habitat, and influence forest policy.
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Ajemalebu Self Help (AJESH) will build the forest monitoring capacities of communities and forest managers services in charge of sustainable management of biodiversity to reduced deforestation in the Yabassi Key Biodiversity Area (KBA).
Action for Sustainable Development
Action for Sustainable Development will work in the Mengamé gorilla sanctuary in Cameroon to strengthen the capacities of local CSOs, local communities, and the conservation department of the sanctuary on monitoring illegal forest activities using the tools of Global Forest Watch.
COCOMASUR will work in 39,000 hectares of collective territory in Colombia to increase the technical capacity of the forest monitoring team in early detection of disturbances and in the systematic data record of field verification of GLAD and VIIRS alerts.
Center for Nature Conservation and Development
In this project, Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) will support forestry sector and Thuong Xuan district to well manage at least 200,000 ha of forest to ensure biodiversity richness and ecosystem services.
Civic Response is working in the Sui Forest Reserve in Ghana, a biodiversity hotspot, to reduce deforestation due to activities such as illegal mining, illegal cocoa farming, and illegal logging.
EcoLogic Development Fund
EcoLogic Development Fund will work in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras to train and improve the participation of community monitoring brigades to better respond to direct threats to 128,002 hectares of forest.
Forest Watch Indonesia
Forest Watch Indonesia aims to keep at least 70% of the Aru Islands covered by primary forests, which serves as a vital source of life for the Indigenous Aru People of the area. This project will build the capacity of the local community to use the alerts and data of GFW to eradicate illegal logging in the area.
Forests of the World
Asociacion Bosques del Mundo, also known as Forests of the World (FoW), will work in two illegal deforestation hotspots in the Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras to strengthen forest monitoring and enforcement with the goal of reducing the number of GFW deforestation alerts in the hotspots by 10%.
HAkA will build on their training activities over the past 6 years to focus on the intensive application of GFW by 3 Forest Management Units (KPH) and 1 National Park Management Unit (BPTN), by encouraging more frequent join patrols and countermeasures by law enforcement against widespread forest destruction.
This project will build on Hen Mpoano's ongoing GFW project which has successfully built the forest monitoring capacity of communities and forest managers to reduce deforestation in the Takoradi Forest District in Ghana through enhanced community-based monitoring.
Medellin Botanical Garden
This project will work to raise public awareness and strengthen the capacity of local organizations and journalists to use deforestation alert systems to monitor, verify and respond to threats to forests in Antioquia, Colombia.
Observatoire de la gouvernance Forestière en RDC (OGF)
OGF will work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to disrupt the flow of illegal timber by building the capacities of key actors in forest monitoring such as the agents of the administration in charge of forest controls along with civil society actors.
Rainforest Foundation US
This community-led rainforest monitoring program connects Indigenous Peoples with remote sensing technologies to map, monitor, and secure their territories against illegal deforestation by combining satellite imagery with investigations on foot.
The Independent Forestry Monitoring Network (JPIK)
JPIK’s project will work to increase the monitoring capacity of JPIK members, Indigenous Peoples and local communities, as well as forest rangers by using the GFW platform to detect illegal logging and deforestation.
Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL)
This project will work to leverage effective monitoring for sustainable forest management through targeted patrols of deforestation hotspots in order to investigate, report, and ultimately reduce the number of deforestation events that are threatening critically endangered habitats.
Alliance for Conservation of Great Apes in Central Africa (Alliance GSAC)
Alliance GSAC will strengthen the forest monitoring capacity of local communities to reduce deforestation in the Ebo Forest and the Bolobo Territory.
Fondo de Conservación del Eje Neovolcánico A.C
FOCEN will train local communities in forest monitoring and use the information gathered to raise awareness of threats to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and promote sustainable management practices.
Pledge Ghana will build the capacities of smallholder cocoa farmers and their producer cooperatives in Ghana to utilize GFW tools to monitor and manage farm and reserve buffers in cocoa production areas.
ProCAT Colombia aims to use GFW’s deforestation alerts to mitigate, control, and monitor deforestation of Colombia’s Tropical Dry Forest.
Rainforest Alliance will provide capacity building and training to forest rangers and social forestry groups to enable them to monitor and respond to forest disturbances across the Kotaagung Utara FMU.
Titian Lestari Foundation
Titian Lestari Foundation will work with the Mahakam Delta Forest Managers and local communities to reduce mangrove loss.