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About Project Tarsier

Human activities have caused severe impacts on biodiversity, ecosystems, and climate.

Conserving and restoring ecosystems are the most important measures to avoid further damage to the planet and revert losses, which has driven ambitious restoration commitments nationally, regionally, and globally.

Despite interest from public and private sectors to restore ecosystems, many efforts fail to deliver the intended outcomes. Among the reasons are a limited consideration of the socioeconomic and governance landscape, use of species outside of suitable environmental range, failure to address drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, limited stakeholder engagement, and lack of long-term sustainability.

Project Tarsier, named after a flagship species of primate endemic to the Philippines, will address key knowledge gaps from the site level up to the global policy arena in both STEM and humanities to advance efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals related to equity, poverty reduction, gender equality, climate change mitigation and adaptation, wellbeing, food security, and biodiversity conservation.