Today marks the kick-off of the four year Nkhata Bay Natural Way project in Malawi. The full team on the ground are starting their first day of work on the delivery of this ambitious project, which will benefit marginalised communities in 110 villages in one of the poorest regions of the country.
I joined the International Tree Foundation at the beginning of the month, just as the 2014 Impact Report arrived fresh from the printers. A stack of boxes behind my desk make them easily at hand, and during a tea break, I often pick up a copy and have a flick through. ITF has so many different programmes and partners both in the UK and Africa, that it can be hard to comprehend the scope of their work. The Impact Report is a great help to me, presenting last years achievements in a concise format.
Just in from New Zealand: the special edition book “The Man of the Trees, and Other Dedicated Environmental Guardians”, by Catriona Baker. This fascinating book is an insight into the life and work of the late Dr Richard ‘St. Barbe’ Baker, ITF’s founder.
Join us at the beautiful Kew Gardens, London, for our Annual Supporters Meeting on June 27th.
The morning session is open to all, and begins at 10:30am with refreshments ready for the official welcome at 11:00am from ITF Chair Timothy Hornsby CBE.
Royal Mail’s first Earth Day celebration was held at their Gatwick Mail Centre with a display on conservation and environment to raise awareness of these issues with the hundreds of people working at the depot.
A new partnership between International Tree Foundation (ITF) and Little Snug, a creative furniture maker, has been announced today to support community tree planting in Africa.
A new partnership between International Tree Foundation (ITF) and KOKO wooden sunglasses has been announced today which will see tree planting supported in Africa.
ITF were recently sent some fascinating photographs of Watu wa Miti at the East African Community Officers near to the Muguga Forest about 23km north-west of Nairobi.
The International Day of Forests on Saturday 21st March sees the launch of the African Community Forestry Network (ACFN). For the first time, a grassroots network is being created which brings together community-led organisations working in agroforestry and forestry across Africa.