Forest Forces

Welcome to Forest Forces

Forest Forces is about protecting nature by making alliances: connecting local forces with national justice forces and supported by international forces.

Forest Forces is about combining (ancient) local knowledge, such as from indigenous communities, with (modern) scientific knowledge, such as from criminology and GPS technology.

Forest Forces is about applying scientific concepts and best practices of criminology in order to combat and especially prevent forest and wildlife crime, such as based on the criminological concept of situational crime prevention. 

Our Objective

Our mission is to preserve and protect tropical rainforests together with traditional communities by empowering them with science and technology, and access to the justice system.

The foundation’s three key activities are the distribution of solar-powered gps cameras and all-terrain bikes for surveillance teams, the building of local capacity and empowerment, and the funding of legal abilities in support of local justice.

We play an active role in the international dialogues where we disseminate the findings of our work on the ground.

Our key impact metrics

# solar powered gps camera kits & all-terrain bikes delivered

# communities involved

# people supported with access to justice

# hectares of tropical rainforest under surveillance

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