Trees support life...

They are the lungs of our planet and vital to our ecosystem. Around the world, 1.6 billion people depend on trees for their livelihoods.

However, deforestation is causing climate change, loss of biodiversity and creating poverty. ITF supports communities to plant, care for and use trees in sustainable ways, improving both lives and habitats.
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Why are trees important?

Trees are a vital resource for humans and habitats alike.
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ITF projects have made a real difference to the lives of people in the UK and Africa. Read their stories here »

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Our work in numbers

Each year we work out our progress in numbers - here's how we did last year

249,850

Trees planted in
Africa and the UK

9

Projects managed
around the world

7,764

People directly benefited
from our projects

5

African countries
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ITF News

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Africa Drylands Programme Call for Proposals

Posted on 17.07.2015

We are pleased to announce a new call for proposals to our Africa Drylands Programme. We are accepting applications from 15 countries bordering the Sahara and Sahel regions. The programme provides grants of up to £5000 to small organisations, who often have little experience in applying for and securing funding.

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60,000 seedlings impatient to take root

Posted on 16.07.2015

In Busia County, Western Kenya, 60,000 tree seedlings are ready to be transplanted. They are part of a Sustainable Community Forestry Programme project, the Bunyala Catchment Forest Conservation, run by the Bakamoyo Youth Bunge. The aim is to promote the regeneration and protection of the Bunyala Catchment Forest among local communities. Project update, mid-way in.

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Our Impact in 2014

Posted on 15.06.2015

I joined the International Tree Foundation at the beginning of the month, just as the 2014 Impact Report arrived fresh from the printers. A stack of boxes behind my desk make them easily at hand, and during a tea break, I often pick up a copy and have a flick through. ITF has so many different programmes and partners both in the UK and Africa, that it can be hard to comprehend the scope of their work. The Impact Report is a great help to me, presenting last years achievements in a concise format.

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