SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Certain communities and livelihoods rely heavily on surrounding forest resources and the indispensable ecosystem services they provide. As a result, any changes to the forest directly impact the well-being of such communities. Forest protection that takes this into consideration directly involves the community, builds social programs and targets personal development, ultimately maintaining, if not vastly improving the well-being of forest-dependent communities.
RSS supports local communities through capacity building and on-the-job training for forest inventory and mapping.