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…

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…

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.…