Projects

To ensure that the Plan Vivo Standard continues to reflect international best practice and to enhance access to markets and funding for current and future Plan Vivo projects, the Plan Vivo Standard is being revised, with the aim of launching an updated version in 2019.

TLLG is helping facilitate the process for revising the Standard by coordinating a working group, arranging consultations with ex...

TLLG worked with The Biodiversity Consultancy (TBC) to conduct an assessment of the feasibility of establishing a community conservation programme within the commune of Tomboronkoto, Senegal. TLLG designed and conducted a participatory field assessment and applied the Conservation Measures Partnership Open Standards and the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) Standards in order to...

Ambio is developing a Plan Vivo project focused on avoiding deforestation and forest degradation in the Selva Zoque - Sumidero Canyon Complex, an area covering around 154,000 hectares and incorporating 5 reserves - Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve, Sumidero Canyon National Park, Protected Forest Zone “Villa Allende”, Area Subject to Ecological Conservation “La Pera” and Area Subject to Ecologica...

In 2017, an alliance of organisations representing wildlife and landscape interests developed a vision to unlock the potential of the Severn Estuary landscape, working with the Estuary’s natural capital. TLLG are providing technical support, updating and restructuring the Severn Vision WebMap that collates and visualizes a range of datasets used to support future decision making under the vision...

Management of Village Forests by community members is a demonstrated method for effective forest conservation, that also benefits local communities. Expansion of social forestry in Indonesia is restricted by a lack of finance available to support establishment and management of village forests. Lestari Capital is developing innovative methods for financing forest conservation in Indonesia t...

TLLG produced a baseline assessment of REDD+ project sites in northern Ethiopia using FAO’s Collect Earth toolkit. The baseline evaluates land cover, land use, vegetation structure and signs of land management that will enable comparable future assessments to identify land management intervention activities such as plantation, rehabilitation and terracing.

Client: LTS International

Location: Ethio...

Participatory evaluation of livelihood opportunities within the coastal zone of Quirimbas National Park using IUCN’s Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement and Diversification (SLED) methodology, and including an evaluation of past livelihood interventions from communities’ perspective.

Location: Mozambique, Quirimbas National Park

Duration: May 2017 to September 2017

Client: WWF Mozambique

This project in coastal Quirimbas National Park (QNP), Mozambique works directly with coastal communities in to implement climate-adapted and sustainable practices for the use of marine and coastal resources. The project design is based on Climate Vulnerability studies, and project activities include the implementation of temporary closures for octopus (Octopus cyanea). TLLG are supporting the d...

As part of a broader management plan for the Lalan Mendis Forest Management Unit in South Sumatra, the Hutan Kita Institute (HaKI) is exploring the potential to develop Plan Vivo projects in two Village Forests. Forests in the region are highly threatened by expansion of cash crops and a lack of effective forest governance. 

TLLG worked with HaKI and the communities in Merang and Kepayang village...

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