Context

The Taiwan government lifted the ban on logging in public and community natural forests in 1992. Since then, timber imports are increasing. This imported timber may be plundered from rain forests and destroying vital environment. Well, an improper plantation logging is affecting biodiversity. The Forestry Bureau of the Council of Agriculture has been actively advocate sustainable forestry in recent years in order to protect biodiversity. Forest management with climate change panning will assist in the sustainable use of resources.

 

Supported Project

In 2021-2022, L'OCCITANE Taiwan and the L'OCCITANE Foundation support Yongzai Forestry. The Sustainable Forestry Project aims to help the Forestry Bureau of the Agriculture Council to sustainably restore forests in Pingtung district. YongZai Forestry is joining the global biodiversity monitoring and will monitor over 212 hectares of forest farms, tens of thousands of Cryptomeria, Formosan China-fir, and Cryptomeria like Taiwania. This project will also help protect local species such as the swinhoe's pheasant (Lophura swinhoii), the masked palm civet (Paguma larvat) and the Taiwan Macaque (Macaca cyclopis).

Some figures

Budget 20,000 euros

Goal 2,500 trees planted

Goal 6 preserved varieties