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Nkhata Bay Project launched in Style

Posted on 30.09.2015

The Nkhata Bay Natural Way Project (NBNW) – one of the largest and most significant initiatives ever supported by ITF – was successfully launched at the weekend.

The official launch in Usisya, Malawi, was attended by 200 people including traditional leaders, representatives of faith and human rights groups, project staff and volunteers and the guest of honour, Senior Chief Mbwana.

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dark hedges

Posted on 30.09.2015

The shortlist has been announced for the UK Tree of the Year competition. Among contenders are the Dark Hedges, an eighteenth avenue of beech trees in Northern Ireland.

UK Tree of the Year

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We need Respect and Humility to hear the voices of the Disenfranchised

Posted on 09.09.2015

Andy Egan’s World Forestry Congress Blog

On Sunday I attended the last part of the pre World Forestry Congress (WFC) event on community based forestry organised under the banner of the Forest Farm Facility.  One might have expected with this being the first ever WFC held on the African continent that the room would have been full of community based organisations (CBOs) from across Africa.

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