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People Partner with Nature for sustainable Living

Integrating livelihood for Conservation- Phase III (2022-2025)

The Program People Partner with Nature for Sustainable Living (PPN) is a conservation initiative focused on fostering robust civil societies engaged in the sustainable management and preservation of tropical forest ecosystems, while also enhancing livelihoods in forest-adjacent communities across Kenya, Uganda, and Nepal. Launched in 2015 with funding from CISU, this program has successfully completed two phases. With the financial support from DANIDA/ CISU, Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN), Nature Kenya, and Nature Uganda, in partnership with Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (DOF) are implementing a 4 years programme in Nepal, Kenya and Uganda. In Nepal, the program is being implemented within the Resunga and Madane Forest conservation areas of Gulmi, where Resunga Forest holds designation as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), while Madane Forest is recognized as a potential IBA.

This program aims at conserving forest sites and creating sustainable benefits for biodiversity, people and climate. Expected outcomes for the third phase (2022-2025) include:

·       Enhanced sustainability and climate change resilience of local community land-use and livelihood.

·       Maintained or improved conservation status of PPN forests, and

·       Improved basis for sustainability and upscaling of Participatory Forest Management (PFM).


Central to our approach is the active engagement and empowerment of local communities and Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) ensuring that they are integral to the conservation process. Furthermore, all our initiatives are firmly grounded in scientific research, which guides our decision-making, shapes our actions on the ground, and informs policy and advocacy efforts.

The PPN Program thus continues in a third phase to work towards securing long-term conservation of crucial biodiversity and at the same time long-term supply of forest resources and ecosystem benefits to forest adjacent communities.