Sustainable extractive projects
The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation is involved in several sustainable extractive projects:
- Sustainable mining project in Guinea: WCF is collaborating with the private mining operators Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) and Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG). In the frame of a mitigation-offset strategy recommended by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
- Sustainable forest management in Côte d’Ivoire: As part of FLEGT (Forest Law for Enforcement, Governance and Trade) and the EU-FLEGT FAO program, WCF has a project funded by EU, FAO and UK Department for International Development entitled "Development of an independent observation strategy of forest management in a classified forest with civil society and communities", a pilot study in Cavally Classified Forest, Côte d'Ivoire. It is carried out with the support of FLAG (Field Legality Advisory Group), a Cameroonian NGO.
- Sustainable cocoa industry in Côte d’Ivoire: WCF works with the project «greening the cocoa industry», a program for cocoa certification in western Côte d'Ivoire under the Rainforest Alliance label. The five cooperatives producing certified cocoa include around 2’300 plantations, with 1’500 of them very close to Taï National Park. Local cocoa farmers are trained in environmental friendly farming and sustainable use of natural resources. Tree nurseries have been developed and trees are planted.