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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ITF at 90

We celebrated our 90th birthday in 2014 by launching an appeal
to plant an incredible 1 million trees and we’d love for you to join us!

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Why are trees important?

Trees are a vital resource for humans and habitats alike.
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Each year we work out our progress in numbers - here's how we did in 2013


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Uganda - FED - Nursery- Orange seedlings in 1st row, Pines under shade and Neem in the back web2014

Radio Talk Show for Trees

Posted on 07.04.2015

For two decades the conflict in Northern Uganda between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the  Ugandan Government has led to the destruction of both the social infrastructure and the environment in the region.

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watu wa miti members working on a tree nursery

Archive Photos Found of Watu Wa Miti

Posted on 07.04.2015

ITF were recently sent some fascinating photographs of  Watu wa Miti at the East African Community Officers near to the Muguga Forest about 23km north-west of Nairobi.

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African Youth Organisations Driving Conservation Initiatives

Posted on 12.02.2015

It has been an exciting start to the year for ITF. We have just awarded grants to 15 new community forestry projects in the UK, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. The overall quality of the applications we received from African community based organisations for our Sustainable Community Forestry Programme was very high.

What is especially striking and inspiring is the increasing number of youth organisations that are leading the way in addressing deforestation and spearheading initiatives to conserve and restore important forests and to improve livelihoods through agroforestry.

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