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…

Wild about Life! Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Today celebrates World Wildlife Day. 24 hours dedicated to appreciating and raising awareness about the amazing animals and plants inhabiting our planet. 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests Climate change and habitat loss are two of the most critical problems faced by wildlife today and are directly linked to mankind’s exploitation…

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…