World Biodiversity Day was May 22, an opportunity for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and three other partners to launch the Forests and Communities Initiative (FCI).
The forests are in danger and their size is gradually reduced. However, they are home to many plant and animal species and help regulate the climate.
In the urgent need to preserve the forests of Amazonia, Central Africa and South-East Asia, the Albert II Foundation joins forces with the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCED), the International Federation Rangers (IRF) and the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), to create the Forests and Communities Initiative.
The objective of the FCI is to protect forests and their biodiversity by relying on indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC). Thus, in addition to funding projects, whose first call for applications begins on June 1, 2022, the CFI hopes to develop a network of actors who will participate in the development of new solutions and promote collaboration and knowledge sharing through events and conferences.
This new initiative is in addition to the “Monaco is committed against deforestation” program and 46 other projects supported by the Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which is very active in preserving the environment.
More info and submission of projects: Forest Communities Initiative