Log

NRDF supports sustainable timber harvesting and forest management by local landowners and communities.

Ecotourism

Eco-tourism can provide viable economic alternatives to logging (Barekasi Rainforest Reserve)

reforestation

Forest restoration and reforestation are ways to restore and/or increase the functions of the forests. Here's a nursery of young local timber trees in Vella Lavella.

milling

Safe milling techniques and personal safety are used in operations that are FSC™ certified under NRDF's FSC™ group management certification.

Timber collection

Transport of timber between different islands and Provinces is done by sea freighting and local canoe transport

Timber floating

Women transporting (floating) timbers to earn some extra cash income for their families.

Canoe
Logging

For decades unsustainable logging by Asian logging companies takes place in the Solomon Islands.

Honey farming

Member of the Katazo Honey farmers network (Choiseul)

Forests link to cultural heritage

Forests link to cultural heritage

As a Non-Governmental Organisation, NRDF believes that natural resources are intrinsically beneficial to the well being of local people and their environments and strives to provide sustainable resource management opportunities to communities in the Solomon Islands in order to protect these precious natural resources for current and future generations.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management

Through forest sustainability, NRDF is actively working with Choiseul and Western communities to set up sawmilling businesses through infrastructure, training and networking. This type of timber harvesting is much more sustainable for the communities.

Forest Conservation

Forest Conservation

Through sustainable forest management, communities are able to draw a higher proportion of income from their timber resources and NRDF encourages these communities to set at least 10% of their land aside for conservation.

Livelihoods

Livelihoods

While NRDF successfully works with sustainable sawmilling and forest management, we also base activities with women and non-landowner groups on other income generating activities including honey, coconut oil, soap, and small agricultural projects.

Recent News

Sasamungga Bee Keepers Conference

Sasamungga Bee Keepers Conference

In August 2017 NRDF held their first ever Annual Bee keeping farmers conference in Sasamungga in Choisuel Province, Solomon Islands. There were 30 participants who took part in the conference. The participants came from Choiseul and Western Provinces. There were ten (10) females and 20 male participants. All of the Choiseul based bee keepers are from the NRDF project sites. Some of the 6 Western Province participants are members of...
NRDF attends World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies to Costal Communities in Apia, Samoa.

NRDF attends World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies to Costal Communities in Apia, Samoa.

From 3 to 7 July Stephen Suti and Wilko Bosma represented NRDF at the 2017 World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies to Costal Communities in Apia, Samoa. Participants from many Pacific Nations (and some from Europe) presented their programmes and case studies, explaining the impacts of climate change on coastal communities and show casting some of the practices implemented to address the problems experienced. The symposium was...
Students visit TAGU conservation project

Students visit TAGU conservation project

On the 2nd of May, a group of 53 students from the Pujivae Secondary High School spent a full day visiting the TAGU forest and marine conservation project in Boeboe, South Choiseul. Main purpose of this visit was to find out more about conservation of forest and marine resources, and how to protect and managed them properly. NRDF and ESSI, two supporting NGO’s of this community based conservation project, presented information...
NRDF sawmill service launched during Boeboe workshop

NRDF sawmill service launched during Boeboe workshop

From 24 to 28 October a forest management and FSC certification workshop was organized for members of the Boeboe community in Choiseul. At the same time NRDF launched its new saw milling services for FSC members that are part of NRDF’s group certification programme. The portable sawmill, which was purchases with financial support from Bread for the World, will be used to assist FSC members in their forest management activities...
Pride of Boeboe: opening of the marine & forest conservation home stay.

Pride of Boeboe: opening of the marine & forest conservation home stay.

After years of hard work and commitment, on the 15 September 2016, the dream of Chief David Hakezama and the people of Boeboe village in Choiseul Province came to reality; the opening of their new homestay on the marine protected island of Tababiru. The Boeboe community started the idea of conservation many years ago. International organization The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities (LLCTC) spear headed...
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