My Mount Kenya Tree Challenge

The key to a greener planet is in our hands… My name is Aida Tamulyte. I’m a Machine Operator at Clipper Teas in Dorset. Last year, I was lucky enough to be selected as one of two employees from Wessanen UK to go and see first-hand the projects we are supporting through our partnership with…

Dom Community Food Forest Continues!

The Dom Community Food Forest project is part of the long-term collaboration between Community Assistance in Development (COMAID) and ITF, which started back in 2015. During this time, COMAID have planted over 30,000 trees and trained local communities in forest management, tree nursery establishment and tree planting. COMAID’s most recent projects have been made possible…

Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project

Background In Amuria District, Eastern Uganda, ITF partner Save a Seed for the Future (SAFE) have started work with 10 schools. Working with both children and teachers, Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project (ASTREPP) aims to raise awareness about environmental degradation and give students practical skills in tree planting. Although the project is primarily targeting schools, SAFE believe…

Revival of the Community Spirit in Zambia

On the border with Malawi, in the Lundazi District, Eastern Province of Zambia, deforestation is largely attributed to a dramatic increase in the cultivation of tobacco, cotton and maize. Unsustainable farming, logging for charcoal and fuel, as well as wildfires are also contributing factors to environmental degradation in the area. However, a strong community spirit,…

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…

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…