Mongabay’s global directory of reforestation and tree-planting projects is a starting point for people wanting to support reforestation

To help identify projects that align with a diversity of motivations and interests, Mongabay gathered information on 36 criteria that experts say are key to success and organized them into categories: contextual, ecological, economic, social, and institutional.

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Our approach is focused on transparency

An important caveat is that our project database is based entirely on an organization’s self-reporting. We ask: how many of these criteria are publicly disclosed by an organization? Currently, no formal third-party certification or verification process exists for forest restoration projects. But projects can use this tool as a guide for improving their transparency.

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High standards

Our list of criteria was primarily drawn from the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) approach, widely heralded as the gold standard across the restoration sector.


Rather than make an assessment (and perceived endorsement) of the quality of the projects, reveals how much information is publicly disclosed by an organization.

A growing catalog

The community is encouraged to share new projects and update information about existing projects to make this catalog the best available resource.

How it works

Find projects that match your interests

Filter the reforestation catalog using 36 indicators grouped into five categories: Context, Ecological, Economic, Institutional and Social.

Dig into the details of the project chart

The circular diagram represents the completeness of transparency for each project. Clicking through provides more details about the project.

Update project information

Anyone can suggest an update to existing projects by filling in the form linked to the Suggest Page Edits button available on every project page. All edits get reviewed and verified before being published.

Share new projects

To share a new project with Mongabay’s editors, please fill in the form accessible via the Submit Project button at the top of every page. We’ll review them once a month.

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