trees planted 1,050,464
hectares restored 705
since 2017

Restoring the home of our closest living relative

Only 5000 chimpanzees remain in Uganda, and their habitat is shrinking due to a growing demand for charcoal and firewood. Chimpanzees are shy animals, but have been forced to leave the forest in search of food, creating conflicts with farmers. Together with the Jane Goodall Institute, we plant tree corridors that connect remaining forests, so chimps can safely move between them. We also introduce students to the value of trees and promote the use of efficient stoves to tackle the root of the problem.

Planting method

Nurseries & Education

Planting season

March- May & August- November

Main threats

Charcoal, Firewood, Timber

Wildlife protected

Chimpanzees, monkeys, gorillas

Challenges

Population growth, sugarcane/tea industries, increasing demand for biomass energy
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Top trees species

Mitrigyna stipulosa
Native Species
Khaya anthotheca
Native Species Endangered
Oxytenanthera Abyssinica
Native Species
Maesopsis eminii
Native Species Endangered
Milicia excelsa
Native Species Endangered
Prunus africana
Native Species Endangered

Restoring Chimp Habitat

The power of forest corridors
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