Open Letter to the FAO

José Graziano da Silva Director-General FAO Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests René Castro Salazar Assistant Director-General FAO Forestry 21 March 2017 Open NGO letter on FAO’s International Day of Forests 2017 The FAO and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests have chosen to use the International Day of Forests 2017 to promote the use…

Illegal Gold Rush in Ghana’s Forests

Paul Laird, ITF Programmes Manager, reports on our new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Rural Agriculture and Development (CSRAD) in Ghana. ITF is supporting their project for the Conservation of Montonnso Sacred Forest. The project aims to ‘eliminate encroachment and destructive activities’ in the Forest.  CSRAD intends to provide 10,000 native agroforestry tree seedlings…

The Complacent Vegetarian

So Veganuary was a big success for the team at ITF. The five staff and volunteers who took on the challenge all completed the full month with only the odd mishap here and there. Our founder was a leading advocate for a plant-based diet as well as organic and sylvan (tree-based) agriculture. Most of us…

My Veganuary

This January, ITF staff decided to stick to a plant-based diet. As an organisation who’s main aim is to conserve, restore and replant forests, we decided to cut down our impact on the environment – and the best way was to change our diets. Miriam, ITF’s Fundraising Assistant, shares her experiences and recipes. Did I…

Three new partners selected for the Sustainable Community Forestry programme

Following a record number of applications, we are pleased to announce the successful organisations who will receive funding from our Sustainable Community Forestry Programme. Three exceptional projects were selected by the grants panel and will begin activities in the coming weeks. Spanning three different countries – Cameroon, Ghana and Madagascar – the projects aim to tackle…