ITF and new partner the Environment & Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) have agreed an exciting new initiative to protect the Lebialem Highlands/ Mt Bamboutos Montane Forest in Northern Cameroon. This is an extension of existing work which primarily aims to conserve the only remaining unprotected montane forest ecosystem in Cameroon.
Not even halfway through this project and so much has been achieved already! The Save Mount Kenya Forest from Extinction Group (SMKFEG) has been working tirelessly since they received funding from ITF for a project which started in May 2011.
The first thing they did was bought all the equipment they needed which included 3 watering cans, 5 pangas (machetes), 50,000 polythene bags and three lorry loads of manure! It then took them two months to put all the soil into the polythene bags.
African environmentalist and Nobel Peace prizewinner Wangari Maathai has died at 71
We are delighted to announce that ITF have teamed up with Ecotricity to offer you a new way to support our work and reduce your carbon footprint.
A traditional and long-held view holds that the best way to conserve forests is to lock them away in protected areas. However, the results of a new study have added to a growing challenge of this approach suggesting that tropical forests designated as strictly protected areas have annual deforestation rates much higher than those managed by local communities.
Ghana has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world and this sustained tree loss has resulted in severe desertification. This loss of fertile land has worrying implications for the livelihoods of people living in these districts but there is also hope that the trend can be reversed after women in northwest Ghana have successfully regenerated about 1,000 acres of barren land for agriculture and other purposes.
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Forests soak up one-third of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere each year via burning fossil fuels — roughly 2.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide, a benchmark study has found.
A new study has revealed that genetically identical forest trees raised in different environments react differently when exposed to drought conditions.
As part of their Royal tour within Canada, Prince William and Kate Milddleton have planted a Eastern Hemlock to commemorate their recent marriage. The tree was planted at Rideau Hall, the home of Canada’s Governor-general in a ceremony that has become traditional for visiting royals.