Projects


10 Million Trees

This project aims to plant 10 million trees in the highly deforested area of Mbale in East Uganda. These trees will alleviate poverty, and help communities adapt to climate change and food security. The trees will provide sustainable supplies of food, fuel and shelter, as well as an improved income. They will also protect local […]

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Communities supporting gorillas & forests

Half of Africa’s tropical forests sit within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These forests host a number of species found nowhere else, including the Grauer’s gorilla. Many poor forest-dwelling communities depend on these habitats for their livelihoods. This project supports two community led reserves (REGOLU – Réserve de Gorilles de Lubutu and REGOMUKI […]

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Defending Ogiek communities

In Kenya forest communities are being evicted from their lands in the name of conservation. These evictions allow the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to take control of these lands and forests. The Ogiek indigenous people of the Chepkitale, Mt. Elgon, number some 5,000 people. Presence on their community lands was made illegal in 2000, but […]

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Forests of coastal Kenya

Recognised as a globally important conservation priority, the Eastern Africa Coastal Forest is under threat from illegal logging, fires, agriculture, and unsustainable charcoal production. The small forest remnants that make up the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa cover less than 2% of the total land area of the region yet contain remarkable levels of biodiversity. […]

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Protecting Conkouati Douli National Park

Where forest meets the sea: Conkouati-Douli National Park is mainly rainforest but also includes a marine reserve area. It is perhaps the only park in the world where you can find elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, leopards and buffalo near humpback and orca whales, marine turtles, dolphins and manatees. Many of these species are critically endangered. 7,000 […]

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Securing the Wampís territory

In 2015 the Wampís people declared their rights over their traditional lands. This project aims to support the Wampís to gain legal recognition of these rights both in Peru and internationally. The Wampís people are already conserving their forests, biodiversity and mitigating against climate change. The project will try to increase income for the forest […]

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Wapichan Land Rights

This project helps the Wapichan people to legally secure and protect their ancestral lands. It also supports the community to maintain traditional forest knowledge and a traditional way of life. Size of Wales’ support will specifically support training and legal advice for the community, help monitor forest data and support schools to share traditional knowledge […]

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