Log

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

Bee keeping

Beekeeping is a livelihood activity that provides families in the project areas with income and skills.

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.

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

Forest management and Certification workshop in Choiseul

Forest management and Certification workshop in Choiseul

A five 5-days workshop was conducted at Voza village, Choiseul Province. 16 forest resources owners and sawmill management staffs were trained in sustainable forest management and FSC certification. The workshop was co-facilitated by NRDF and SPC and covered the following subjects: Introduction in Sustainable forest management, FSC certification, Forest survey and inventory (Photo), forest management planning and mapping and Chain of Custody/Value chain concept. In the evening open awareness sessions...
Financial Managment course completed

Financial Managment course completed

NRDF’s financial officer Bernadette Tapuia has successfully completed a financial management course, held at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara from 14 to 18 September. The 5 days course was aimed at staff in small to medium-sized NGOs who are involved in programme implementation and/or the management and control of financial resources. The course was facilitated by Mango (UK) and covered learning areas needed to set up strong finance systems and...
Nakau programme launching in Fiji

Nakau programme launching in Fiji

In the first week of June, the Pacific’s first regional forest carbon conservation initiative called the Nakau Programme, was launched at the Live and Learn Environmental Education office in Domain in Fiji. The European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs, launched the programme at a reception attended by business community representatives from the Government and Non-Government Organisations. Mr Jacobs said the European Union was pleased to support the Nakau...
NRDF joins timber trade mission to Australia and New Zealand

NRDF joins timber trade mission to Australia and New Zealand

On the third week of March NRDF Officer Marlon Kuve joined a group of timber exporters and Government officials visiting Australian and New Zealand timber importers. The mission started in Brisbane from 22nd – 25th March and moved to New Zealand from 25th -30th March 2015. As 60% of sawn timber was sold to Australia and New Zealand markets, the aim of the visit was to increase understanding among both...
Study tour NRDF to Teak plantation & Agro forestry projects in Laos

Study tour NRDF to Teak plantation & Agro forestry projects in Laos

From 14 to 24 February NRDF team leader Wilko Bosma travelled to Laos to visit several agro-forestry and forest plantation programmes. The main purpose of the visit was to gather as much information and get a clear insight in the small holders teak plantation programmes in Laos including activities such as FSC certification of small holders, value adding of Teak logs, mechanization in timber down processing & timber transport and...
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