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 –…

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel

Trees function as the lungs of our planet, but they also serve as footholds. Their roots stabilize and aerate the soil, allowing water to be absorbed. Trees are a powerful antidote to the impacts of overgrazing, which exposes soil to erosion by wind and rain, and also compacts the soil, diminishing its capacity to hold water.

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World Day to Combat Desertification 17 June

Today is World day to Combat Desertification The United Nations predicts that over 50 million people will be forced to leave their homes by 2020 because their land will literally have turned to dust. This process, known as desertification, is one of the greatest environmental threats of our time, a potential catastrophe for communities and…

Greatly Loved – Man of the Trees

Epitaph of a WW1 soldier leads to new support for ITF Looking at this photograph, most of us will instantly realise that it shows a group of soldiers from the First World War. For many of us, it will evoke an immediate sense of sadness as we remember the unprecedented loss of life in the…

The Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative wins Whitley Fund for Nature Award

Our partner the Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative (MCDI), has recently achieved international recognition for its work in conserving the coastal forests of Tanzania. Co-founder and CEO, Makala Jasper, was singled out from more than 130 other applicants to receive an international conservation award from the Whitley Fund for Nature.

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First trees planted at Kenya launch of 20 Million Trees Campaign

The Kenya launch of the 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests Campaign was marked by spirit of celebration last week, with singing, dancing, poetry recitals – and the symbolic planting of the first 100 trees.

More than 450 people attended the launch on 14 April, including representatives of national and regional government, Kenya Forest Service, members of local community groups and children from nearby village schools.

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