Nangae (Canarium Indicum) as a Forestry priority species

Vanuatu National REDD+ Team

Sandalwood, most valued tree species in Vanuatu.

Mobifteck forestry plot. Luganville, Santo

Forestry display boot during agri-tourism week 2016

21st March 2018 International Day of Forests at Prime Minister's Complex

Resumption of NFI

The Vanuatu REDD+ Project through the Department of Forestry will resume  the National Forests Inventory (NFI) exercise on August of 2020 after all activities have been halted by TC Harold and Covid-19. The resumption will see NFI team crews to be deployed to Erromango then later moved north to complete the remaining 4 islands. Islands completed includes Vanua-Lava, Santo, Malekula Pentecost, Epi, Efate, Tanna and Aneityum. Islands yet to complete are Erromango, Ambrym, Maewo, Ambae and Gaua.

An Example to Follow

Vatte Forest Conservation as an example of Forest Conservation in Vanuatu.  

R-Package Endorsed

The recent Participants Committee (PC) meeting has endorsed Vanuatu's R-Package. Check the reports for final copy of the R-package.

Available Reports

National REDD+ Strategy for Vanuatu First Draft is now available. Click on the 'Publication' Menu and check out all available REDD+ reports.

REDD+ in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is engaging both the government and the Civil Society Organization (CSOs) as main stakeholders for national REDD+ program in Vanuatu.

With the oversight of the National Advisory Board for Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction (NAB), and the Vanuatu Geo-Hazard and Meteorological Department (VGMD) as the focal point, the Vanuatu Department of Forests (DoF) is taking the lead role as the key implementing agency in implementing the national REDD+ program in Vanuatu.

Vanuatu has identified as stated in the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) five major islands with high rate of deforestation and forest degradation. The islands are :

These islands have both Provincial Technical Committee and Provincial CSO Network established and supported.



The Forestry Department is currently providing interested farmers with Mahogany wildings.



Vanuatu Fisheries Department Tilapia and prawns aquarium. Interested farmers are welcome to seek advice at the Forestry Head office.



Agro-Forestry is utilizing the limited land area with short and long-term crops with maximum benefits.



Vanuatu Livestock Department supports local farmers do small scale intensive farming of pigs and chicken, a practice of commercializing your traditional farming techniques.

SESA Reports now available

Strategic Environment and social Assessment (SESA) and Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) can now be downloaded via the 'Reports' menu.

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