International Tree Foundation UK Projects
The Uigshader Living Forest Project, Isle of Skye
Photos from Uigshader
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Temperate Forest Restoration
The world’s 1.9 billion acres of temperate forests are a net-carbon sink. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 1.4 billion additional acres are candidates for restoration—either large-scale, closed forest or mixed mosaics of forests, more sparsely growing trees, and land uses such as agriculture. With restoration comes additional carbon sequestration.
While temperate forests are not threatened by the same large-scale deforestation that afflicts the tropics, they continue to be fragmented by development. They also are experiencing hotter and more frequent droughts, longer heat waves, and more severe wildfires, as well as worsening insect and pathogen outbreaks. These disturbances can push temperate forests beyond their capacity for resilience.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
ITF UK projects
As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the ITF UK projects project:
Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals