We are creating sustainable buffer zones consisting of secondary forests, food forests and permaculture farms adjacent to the remaining primary forests around the Wane area. This should lead to a stable ecosystem, which will then provide water sources and biodiversity and create a sustainable income for the local population. In order to protect the last remnants of primary forest and restore the ecosystems, we are working with the farmers to develop exit concepts from destructive farming methods, based on the permaculture and agroforestry approaches mentioned above.
To this end, we are creating three zones adjacent to the primary forests. The first zone consists of secondary forests. It serves exclusively to protect the primary forests and their valuable ecosystems. This zone then merges into the second zone, which consists of a mixture of commercial forests and agroforestry. This man-made ecosystem continues into the third zone, an area of sustainable agriculture surrounded and protected by productive trees. In addition to protecting the environment, the aim is to create a sustainable income for the local population. For this, we will set up an education centre for all kinds of topics related to sustainability, ecology and conservation, which can be used by the whole community free of charge. We want to create an inclusive place where knowledge exchange can take place, where symbioses between socio-economic development and environmental protection can be created. This is to ensure that the forest can be protected in the long term and that there are no incentives for future destruction.