We are committed to fighting climate change by protecting and replanting tropical forests across Africa and South America.
Forests are key to mitigating against the impacts of climate change by absorbing the carbon dioxide we emit. Despite this, up to 12 million hectares of tropical forest is destroyed each year! As much as 25% of global carbon emissions is caused by the destruction of the tropical forest, this is greater than the carbon emitted by all the worlds transport combined.
Each of our projects works closely with the indigenous communities who live in and depend upon the forests for their livelihoods. Indigenous peoples often have a sacred connection to these forests and have lived sustainably with these forests for centuries making them the best conservationists of all! Our projects work to empower these communities in a way that enables them to protect these precious forests.
Read more about our projects below. We will be continuing to develop and diversify the information available to you over the coming months. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us on [email protected].
This project aims to plant 10 million trees in the highly deforested area of Mbale in East Uganda. The trees will alleviate the pressures put on people and resources caused by climate change. Specifically, they will provide sustainable supplies of food, fuel and shelter, as well as improved incomes, alleviating poverty. They will also protect local communities […]
Half of Africa’s tropical forests sit within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These forests are home to a number of species found nowhere else in the world, including the Grauer’s gorilla and the Congolese peacock. An impressive 17 billion metric tons of carbon is held in these forests, that’s approximately 8% of the […]
The Ogiek people of the Chepkitale, Mt. Elgon, number some 5,000 people. In 2000, their presence on their own ancestral lands was made illegal. This same thing is occurring all across Kenya, forest communities are being evicted from their lands in the name of ‘conservation’. These evictions allow the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to take […]
The forests of coastal Kenya are rich in natural resources and as such have become a biodiversity hot spot of global importance. Recognised as a conservation priority, 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 […]
Where the forest meets the sea: Conkouati-Douli National Park. CDNP is the most ecologically diverse park in the Republic of Congo, extending from the Atlantic coast to inland mountains and savannah. Habitats include beaches, mangroves, lagoons, and inland lakes surrounded by a mountain chain with dense tropical forest. It is perhaps the only park in the world […]
The project aims not only to assist the Wampis in securing the legal rights to their ancestral lands but also to gain legal recognition of their rights as a collective identity both in Peru and internationally as well as increase income for the forest community through efficient and sustainable agricultural techniques. This will include resuscitating abandoned […]
This project, in collaboration with the South Pole Group is based in Lake Kariba, northern Zimbabwe. The project aims to set up a world-class wildlife management area within the proposed Green Zambezi Corridor (GZA) conserving the wildlife, land and self-empowering the local people with small-holder business opportunities. This programme provides a variety of workshops, enabling an […]
This project aims to aid the Wapichan people to legally secure and protect their vast ancestral territory and maintain their traditional forest. The project, in partnership with Forest Peoples Programme, works with the community to facilitate and enable the Wapichan to maintain traditional forest knowledge in order to sustain their traditional way of life whilst […]