Ricoh's Forest Conservation Projects (As of the end of September 2015)
[The ended projects]
Name NGO Country Start date Activity Phase progress
Start-up Cooperation Independence Goal
Restoration of satoyama
(community forests)
Bangladesh Poush Bangladesh June
By restoring satoyama (community forests), we aim to improve the lives of local residents. We also use the satoyama to provide work in the development of afforestation activities, raise saplings, and as venues for educating children.
Conservation and restoration of forests at World Heritage Sites Field Omithology Group of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka February
We aim to preserve forests where the Sri Lankan long-tailed fowl and other endangered species live. We engage in activities by cooperating with local residents and local governments.
Restoration of tropical rain forests* Conservation International Philippines March
We aim to restore rich forests where the Philippine Eagle and other forest creatures live. Local residents launched an association and engage in activities with support from local governments.
Conservation of satoyama (community forests) in Hino City Wild Bird Society of Japan Japan(Tokyo) April
We conduct activities to preserve and recover the natural environment of the Tama Hills area. (Completed in fiscal 2003.)
Restoration of tropical forests and orangutan habitats* WWF Malaysia October
We aim to expand tropical forests that are the habitats of endangered species, including the orangutan. We will help to build a framework in which each village takes on a forest restoration business that leads to increased income and stable lives.
Restoration of temperate forests and giant panda habitats* WWF China
(Sichuan Province)
We aim to prevent extinction of indigenous species by conserving habitats for endangered species, such as the giant panda. We seek to expand wildlife management within sanctuaries, and spread the use of bio fuel, which does not rely on deforestation.
Project for the Restoration of Tropical Rain Forest* Conservation International Ghana March
Ghana is located in a woodland area that boasts the world’s largest biodiversity, with 250,000 species. Currently, however, deforestation has reduced the total acreage of primeval forests, putting many species in danger of extinction. This project aims to balance forest conservation and economics by maintaining the forests while providing higher income for local residents through the cultivation of cocoa (cacao) plants in the shade.
Project for the Restoration of Boa Nova Lowland Tropical Forests along the Atlantic Coast* Bird Life Asia Brazil August
The Boa Nova Lowland Tropical Forest area along the Atlantic coast in Bahia, Brazil, is an important habitat for rare species. However, habitat destruction due to illegal lumbering, plantations, slash-and-burn farming, overgrazing, and other human activities has shrunk the area to 7% of its original size. By fostering agroforestry and eco-tourism, this project aims at a recycling-based society where local residents can live in harmony with the forests.
* Projects covered under the social contribution reserve system



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