An orchard for health and wellbeing

As part of the Fruit-full Communities project, YMCA Derbyshire has recently completed the transformation of an overgrown space into a tranquil orchard. They hope the space will promote the mental health and well-being of their residents and the local community. When the Fruit-full Communities facilitator team made their initial site visit in May 2017, they…

Fighting For Kafuga Forest

Lying on the outskirts of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kafuga Forest is a remnant patch of ancient rainforest that offers a rare glimpse of Uganda’s remarkable biodiversity. Situated in a highly cultivated landscape, ITF partners PROBICOU have been working for over a year now to secure this area against the ongoing threat of encroachment. Kafuga…

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…

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.…

Thank you from Kafuga Forest!

#SaveKafugaForest Money from our recent #SaveKafugaForest campaign has been put to good use by our partners PROBICOU (Pro Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda). But more money is needed to make sure the good work that has started, can be completed. Where is Kafuga Forest? Kafuga Forest is on the fringes of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –…