Work on Saving Kafuga Forest Begins

It has been three months since Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU) started work to secure the future of Kafuga Pocket Forest in Uganda, following our Save Kafuga Forest campaign. PROBICOU have an established presence in the villages that depend on Kafuga Forest as they have been working to protect and manage the forest for years. They have started mobilising government officials…

Twisted Shapes of the World’s Oldest Tree

High in the arid, unforgiving White Mountains in southeastern California a most remarkable species of pine tree stands over an ancient pale limestone landscape. Largely unknown to many, the hauntingly beautiful Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (pinus longaeva) has captivated scientists for decades. Photographer and architect Micah Sarut was on a road trip with his parents…

Tree Nursery Start-ups Flourish in Eastern Uganda

In Eastern Uganda, in Budaka District The Village Enterprise Foundation Organisation (VEFO) launched a new project over the summer funded by ITF’s Sustainable Community Forestry programme. ‘Building Entrepreneurial Skills in Tree Nursery Management’ will support six tree nurseries to become small business entities over a year, aiming to raise 170,000 seedlings for the local community’s needs.…

A new and wholesome partnership

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Wessanen UK. Wessanen is the first corporate sponsor of our 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests campaign, but they are also supporting our Tree Power Education Project in the UK and our Sustainable Community Forestry Programme, including our partner Alpha Women Empowerment Initiative in Uganda. Altogether, in the first year…

World Day to Combat Desertification 17 June

Today is World day to Combat Desertification The United Nations predicts that over 50 million people will be forced to leave their homes by 2020 because their land will literally have turned to dust. This process, known as desertification, is one of the greatest environmental threats of our time, a potential catastrophe for communities and…