Remote sensing cameras (‘camera traps’) have given scientists an unprecedented insight into the wildlife of South Sudan—a battle-scarred nation still grappling with civil conflict following its declaration of independence four years ago. Over six months, the camera traps captured more than 20,000 wildlife images, including the first pictures of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) ever taken…
NEARLY 12m hectares of forests – an area the size of Portugal – is under threat from open-cast coal mining, a new report has revealed.
Restoring degraded forests can meet the world’s need to remove emissions from the atmosphere if fossil fuel emissions are simultaneously brought to zero by 2050, according to new report.
ITF Vice Chair Prof Roger Leakey’s Blog
In his speech to COP in Paris, Prince Charles said “We must save our forests” and that “There is no Plan B to tackle climate change without them.” While I agree our forests are vital, there is a Plan B that would save them – and mitigate climate change. It would also greatly reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
Many of the world’s biggest companies are paying no attention to how their supply chains are destroying forests, ITF’s Patron Prince Charles has told the Paris climate summit.
THE ‘For the Love of Trees’ initiative, launched this week will see 20,000 trees planted on school land around the capital, while a further 20,000 will be used to create an “edible urban woodland” in Ealing. London, which is famous for its parks, already has eight million trees and there are plans to turn it…
It is one issue that seldom gets talked about`by proponents of action to tackle global warming – the embedded greenhouse gas emissions on your dinner plate.
It’s been called “the Miracle Tree,” “the Tree of Life” and “Mother’s Milk.” It is one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet, it is becoming increasingly important part of plans to combat malnutrition in the global South – while in the West it is fast gaining popularity as the new “superfood.”
Moringa Trees to be grown for new project in Kenya
ITF is supporting a pioneering project in western Kenya which aims to capitalise on the moringa tree’s efficacy in the treatment of HIV/AIDs patients.
Just when Africa needs it most, the vast wealth of farmers’ knowledge that sustains the diversity of the continent’s crops, wild foods, nutrition and resilience to climate change is on the verge of being lost forever.