The New Forests Company
Participant in WWF’s Forests Forward programme since March 2021 and currently in the Performance Phase. In this phase, The New Forests Company and WWF are jointly implementing agreed action plans and demonstrating progress towards the intended outcomes and impacts.
The engagement is envisaged to strengthen the company's integrated Community + Conservation + Commerce-based Shared Value approach to doing business, while also growing and positively impacting the broader Ugandan forestry landscape. NFC will be ideally positioned as the anchor investment for the evolution of Uganda as a regional bio-economy/timber processing hub.
Action Area
Improving Forest Management
This action area pertains to the management of forest resources, be it natural forests or plantations, for specific impacts (e.g. protection of watersheds, wildlife habitats, reducing illegal logging, etc.). Credible forest certifications are encouraged to be used as a verification tool for improvements. Show more
Summary of engagement
The project will promote landscape stewardship with neighboring communities to promote awareness and protection of biodiversity, waterways and green belts around the company’s FMUs while also unlocking the potential for carbon finance in the landscape.
Impact Metrics
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Climate change
Forest cover