Surviving Together: Growing the Future Organically

From our newly constructed training center in Wang Nam Keaw, FREELAND is helping ex-poacher communities around Khao Yai escape poverty and crime through sustainable organic farming.

Developed with support from the blue moon fund, these projects benefit rural families, while also giving wildlife populations a chance to rebound. They compliment FREELAND ranger trainings to create a ‘push-pull’ effect, reducing poaching in the forest corridor and alleviating the conditions that motivate unsustainable hunting.

FREELAND is preparing to scale-up these projects to create a self-sustaining shield of community forest stewardship along the border of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

With support from donors and investors, we are working to:

  • Enhance protection for biodiversity, watersheds, carbon storage and other environmental services
  • Reduce rural poverty and crime
  • Increase (healthy) food security

To find out more about project replication plans and how you can help, view the Growing the Future with FREELAND Organics concept note.

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