Allying with the Ministry of Environment

Ecuador is implementing a new national policy to control deforestation as a part of their commitment to the Paris Climate Accord. In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and slow climate change, Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment recently entered a five-year alliance with Whole Forest.

This fall, Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment invited Whole Forest to create a national pilot project to help forest communities conserve their forests.  Our conservation strategy is to create a strong incentive for forest communities to protect their forests by helping them build a rural economy based on sustainable forestry and wood product manufacturing. As we continue to grow our forestry business, Whole Forest will work with the Ministry of Environment to identify new groups of forest communities facing deforestation, where we can replicate our conservation and wood product business activities.

Our vision is to demonstrate and promote this innovative strategy for conserving threatened forests, with the hope that it can be replicated in many tropical nations facing forest exploitation, and thus result in reducing climate change emissions.