THE ‘For the Love of Trees’ initiative, launched this week will see 20,000 trees planted on school land around the capital, while a further 20,000 will be used to create an “edible urban woodland” in Ealing. London, which is famous for its parks, already has eight million trees and there are plans to turn it…
It is one issue that seldom gets talked about`by proponents of action to tackle global warming – the embedded greenhouse gas emissions on your dinner plate.
Moringa Trees to be grown for new project in Kenya
ITF is supporting a pioneering project in western Kenya which aims to capitalise on the moringa tree’s efficacy in the treatment of HIV/AIDs patients.
Just when Africa needs it most, the vast wealth of farmers’ knowledge that sustains the diversity of the continent’s crops, wild foods, nutrition and resilience to climate change is on the verge of being lost forever.
Thousands of fires started deliberately so land can be used to grow Palm Oil The scale of forest fires spreading across Indonesia’s rainforests is now so great that they are being described as the worst manmade environmental disaster since the BP gulf oil spill. The fires are being started deliberately so the land can be…
PROGRESS is well underway with a new ITF-supported project which is helping to conserving one of West Africa’s biodiversity hotspots.
SUPPORT is urgently needed for small-scale sustainable farming to tackle the twin challenges of increasing demand for food and climate change, according to a worrying new report by leading agriculture and global development experts.They warn that without decisive action there could be catastrophic consequences for millions of people across the African continent – including major food shortages, child malnutrition, increasing poverty and unplanned mass migration.
THE LATEST latest official report on the state of the world’s forests, launched at September’s World Forestry Congress in Durban, is surprisingly upbeat. According to the UN Global Forest Resource Assessment, the rate at which forests are being cleared has been halved over the past 25 years. This is based on figures showing net annual rate of forest loss has slowed down from 0.18 per cent in the early 1990s to 0.08 per cent in the period from 2010-15. It notes that an increasing amount of forest areas have come under protection while more countries are improving forest management.
The latest edition of Trees journal, ITF’s annual magazine, is published online today.
The magazine is packed with the latest news on our projects in Africa and the UK – including preparations for the launch of our centenary campaign – to plant 20 million trees in Kenya’s forests.
Featured articles include an investigation into what is possibly the most destructive industrial process in the world, Alberta’s tar sands industry, and an analysis of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals.
A shocking new survey has revealed that only one per cent of the population can identify five of Britain’s most common tree species. The results of the survey, commissioned by Unilever UK in the run-up to #COP21, shows adults and children did equally badly.