How We Work

How We Work

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The Forest Foundation Philippines’ overall, long-term goal is the protection and sustainable management of Philippine forests and its biodiversity.

Grow Forests


Enhanced forest ecosystems that provide products and services.

We support the participatory protection, management and enhancement of forest ecosystems that provide products and services.

Grow Livelihoods


Improved community livelihoods.

We support the development of sustainable livelihoods, consistent with the manner of protecting the forests.

Grow Partnership


Strengthened organizations and institutions.

We support the strengthening of organizations and frameworks critical to the protection of our forests.

Grow Advocates


Enhanced knowledge management and advocacy.

We support projects which can empower the public to be the driving force of forest protection.


The Forest Foundation Philippines employs the sustainable forest landscape approach. The Foundation supports projects, which can establish participatory and coordinated forest protection strategies on a large scale. Through this strategy, the Foundation hopes to meet the full range of local needs, while contributing to national commitments and targets.

At the core of the sustainable forest landscape approach is the support for climate change mitigation objectives through reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities, consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy (PNRPS).

Focal Landscapes

Given their ecological significance and importance to communities, the Forest Foundation Philippines, through the Second Tropical Forest Conservation Agreement (TFCA2), has committed its resources for the protection and sustainable management of the following landscapes:

• Sierra Madre
• Palawan
• Samar and Leyte
• Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental
• Small Islands
• Mangroves

Areas outside the focal landscapes may also be supported depending on its contribution to the attainment of the goal of the program plan.

For more information, download the Forest Foundation Philippines Program Plan, 2017-2021.