Ecology Programmes

DOB Ecology supports programmes that focus on forests and wetlands, in Africa and South America.

We work on four main themes:

  1. Restoration of threatened and damaged ecosystems;
  2. Conservation to protect biodiversity, including the connection of fragmented habitats;
  3. Innovation that supports the development of knowledge and new ways to analyse and share information and data;
  4. The connection with local communities and their participation.

At the core these ecological activities are to preserve, manage, recover, and make wise use of biodiversity. This includes the prevention of the further deterioration or collapse of ecosystems, formulating solutions to address extinctions and fragmented habitats, reverse biodiversity loss, make use sustainable, and restore the resilience of threatened and vulnerable ecosystems.

DOB Ecology acknowledges that the interplay between human and natural systems is extraordinarily complex. While the quantity of data is rapidly increasing, its quality or usefulness is often difficult to determine or interpret. To address this, DOB Ecology will support the development of new knowledge and news ways to gather, understand and analyse information and data – and work closely with scientists right from the start.

Saving the mangroves on Tristao

The Tristao islands are located in the northern part of Guinea close to the border with Guinea Bissau.

The Manafwa Project

The Manafwa watershed is one of the biggest watersheds (600 km2) near the Mount Elgon region in Uganda.

Saving High Andean Wetlands

A long-term programme around five locations in Argentina and Peru to support the unique biodiversity and the livelihoods of the local communities.

Corredor Azul

Protecting the Corredor Azul: one of the world’s last remaining large and free-flowing river systems.

Understanding global-scale ecology to combat climate change

Establishing a unique research group to generate global maps of ecological information to guide local, national and international forest restoration.

Building resilience in the GCBR

The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) is located in the southern part of South Africa, across parts of the Western, Southern and Eastern Cape.

La Plata Basin – wetlands without borders

Towards environmentally sustainable and socially responsible governance of La Plata Basin

Landscape restoration in Ghana

Restoration of a degraded forest reserve to its former production function, where remnants of the original vegetation are protected and strengthened to become refuges for biodiversity and where land users in and around the reserve use sustanable land practices.

Mangrove Capital Africa

Tropical mangroves are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems on earth.

Upper Zambezi River

Starting up an ambitious freshwater – species landscape programme focussing on the Upper Zambezi.

ACT – The last of the wild places

In the northeast Amazon, there thrives a region of more than 30 million hectares of intact pristine rainforest, its ecosystems largely untouched and its vibrant indigenous cultures still active.

Rewilding the Gran Chaco

The Gran Chaco is South America’s second-largest forest, and stretches over portions of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina as well as a corner of Brazil.

Resource Watch

Resource Watch is an open freely accessible, online global data system that unites technology, transparency and human networks to drive sustainable management of the planet’s resources.

Communities regreen the Sahel

Growing buffers to ensure food security, livelihoods and biodiversity.

Ecological Restoration in the Atlantic Forest

Connecting, Protecting, and Restoring the Most Threatened Ecosystem in South America.