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…