For over 15 years, the Belgian non-profit association Nature+ has been specialising in the sustainable management of natural resources. With an emphasis on Central Africa’s forests, its fields of expertise are varied.
Nature+ is active in the field of social forestry and it contributes to the advancement of participatory forest management. Nature+ also intervenes in the agroforestry sector, in order to perpetuate the timber energy resource and to reinforce food safety. It also provides technical assistance to forest loggers that are committed to the forest certification process. Upstream and downstream of forest logging, Nature+ develops its applied research and silviculture activities in order to develop tools and strategies aimed at forest management and the preservation of forest resources.
Through its wildlife preservation and management actions, Nature+ contributes to improving knowledge on the ecology of relevant species in order to better manage their natural environments. In addition, as it measures and monitors biomass and carbon stocks, Nature+ participates in the REDD+ process in Central Africa. Lastly, Nature+ is recognized as a training provider in many fields related to the Congo Basin’s forests.
Consisting of forest experts, Nature+ assists managers of tropical natural environments by offering targeted interventions based on sound scientific foundations. To carry out its missions, Nature+ has developed many partnerships with public organisations and private companies in the Congo Basin that are committed to the sustainable management of natural resources (with the backing of international donors).
Through its membership in ATIBT, Nature+ wishes to join a platform where tropical timber professionals can get together and exchange with each other. Through the growth of its activities, Nature+ shares information, conducts training courses and provides technical and scientific assistance, thereby encouraging best practices in forest ecosystem management.