This project aims to restore the forest in the Haccinem drinking water catchment basin in northern New Caledonia with a view to preventing the impact of extreme climatic events.
Forest ecosystems: guaranteeing resilience against extreme climatic events
The project being developed by these three players consists of restoring the forest in the Haccinem drinking water catchment basin, in the locality of Tuo Cèmuhî (Touho), with a view to preventing the impact of extreme climatic events. The thick and humid forest act as buffer for the production of quality drinking water in case ofextreme climatic events, such as cyclones and drought. Faced with the deterioration of the forestby fires and invasive exotic species, the project is calling on the local Melanesian communities to take part in the restoration effort and to measure the impact of this actions in the face of these types of events.