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In over 30 years of commitment to the protection and restoration of tropical forests, OroVerde has accumulated a wide array of knowledge and experience. As the specialist among the tropical forest conservationists, we’re happy to share our expertise with you!

Be it general recommendations on critical monocultures like palm oil and soy, close insights in scientific studies conducted by OroVerde and its cooperation partners or explanatory papers on specific approaches like EU taxonomy or ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change impacts – the subsequent pages cover all these subjects. Furthermore, we’ll feed this background page on efficient policies and projects to preserve tropical forests continuously.

How and why we use the term "indigenous people"

What is ecosystem-based adaptation?

Natural responses to the impacts of the climate crisis

What is the EU Taxonomy?

Criteria for an ecologically sustainable economy

Studies by OroVerde

Forest Landscape Restoration
Impact Investments

Drivers of deforestation – our policy papers

The following are facts and information gathered by OroVerde concerning the main drivers of deforestation. Tropical rainforests are cut down to produce tropical timber, paper or make way for more palm oil, soy, or cellulose plantations. We have composed a fact sheet for each of these driving factors giving you a compact overview of the topic.

More projects in English

If you wish more information about OroVerde projects in English, please have a look at our Impact Investment-research and at our freshest project ForestValues in Guatemala.

Policy papers by OroVerde

Tropical timber
This is the OroVerde policy paper about tropical timber.
This is the OroVerde policy paper about paper production.
Palm oil
This is the OroVerde policy paper about palm oil production.
This is the OroVerde policy paper about soy production.

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OroVerde - Tropical Forest Foundation
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