BOS+ wants to support activities in the South which aim at local development and any other of the following topics: nature and biodiversity conservation, sustainable management of the natural resources, recovery of degraded areas and reinforcement of the ecological capacity of ecosystems.
In each of the projects supported by BOS+, we want to work together with local partner organizations and the population. Participation all through the process of the project, from the beginning of the idea until the final activities, is of great importance to BOS+.
Not only Flanders needs more trees and more green space. That is why a part of the 10 Million Trees we want to gain, will be planted in the tropics. We selected 4 different projects that we support in this context. The first two years we only worked in Peru and Ethiopia, but in the meantime we also found good partners in Ecuador and Bolivia. During the first 4 years of this campaign, until july 2012, already 402.313 trees were planted. In total, with the trees planted in Flanders, we exceeded 1 million. This thanks to the hard work of our local partners and the financial support from different companies and from you of course! This lead us to being more ambitious: the coming years we go for 10 million newly grown trees for the world!
BOS+ cooperates with Fundación Ecología, Hombre y Desarrollo (ECOHOMODE) for the reinforcement of the Association of Beekeepers in Cubilán. In this project different aspects are dealt with: interesting tree species are planted, the association is strenghtened internally and the infrastructure is expanded as well. This project is supported by the municipality Oosterzele and the province West-Vlaanderen.
Sustainable production and trade of FSC certified timber from community forests in Peru
In indigenous Shipibo Konibo communities the Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (AIDER) workt together with BOS+ on a model for sustainable forest exploitation of certified timber. This contributes to the conservation of tropical community forests and can improve the life quality of indegenous communities in the Ucayali region.
The Asociación Putumayo Peru works in the Alto Putumayo area on the conservation of the biodiversity and the sustainable management of natural resources, together with the local Secoya and Kichwa communities. In the first place we go for knowledge and capacity building, next to that we want to reinforce the defensibility and judicial strenght of the communities. This are important steps towards a sustainable development model.
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Conservation and recovery of the natural vegatation, biodiversity and water supply in the South of Ecuador
This project wants to reinforce the processes of protection and recovery of ecosystem services that are untertaken by the 4 local authorities in the South of Ecuador and start up activities in 2 additional municipalities in the context of the Regional Water Fund, FORAGUA. The foundation was laid with a pilot project that was supported by the Flemish Fund for Tropical Forests as well.
In the indigenous community Nuevo Ahuyapa AIDER en BOS+ work together with the local population on the sustainable management of community forests, by means of the promotion of agroforestry. A tree nursery is started up, with the active participation of the local community, and a plantation of 12 ha of bolaina blanca will be planted. This project is made possible with the support of Mobistar.
Protection of the National Park Yanachaga Chemillén, Peru, with participation of the local population
The objective of this project is to contribute to the protection of the National Park Yanachaga Chemillén and the sustainable development of the families in the buffer zone. DRIS (Desarrollo Rural Integral Sustentable) is the Peruvian organisation that executes the project. By means of an active and participative management of the park, the protection of the biodiversity and a sustainable management of natural resources has to be achieved.
Sustainable management of the community forests of the Lecos de Apolo indians in the national park Madidi in Bolivia
The Incienso (Clusia) is a tree species from which incence is extracted on the community ground of the Lecos de Apolo and the National Park Madidi. The last few years the frequence of the harvest of this species has increased sharply, whereby its natural recovery capacity and the quality of the ecosystem is in danger. Therefore Central Indígena del Pueblo Leco de Apolo (CIPLA) wants to examine the use, the occurence and the management of the Incienso to get to a sustainable management plan in cooperation with the Leco people.
Agroecological agriculture and conservation of natural vegetation Andes communities in the Burgay basin, Ecuador
During this project the sustainable development of livestock farming communities in the highlands of the Burgay river basin (South of Ecuador) is the central issue, these areas area of crucial importance for the water supply of lower areas, such as the province capital Azogues. By a sustainable management of grazing lands and valuable ecosystems of the highland communities, this projct wants to stop deforestation and land degradation.