Every year, Africa loses an estimated 2.8 million hectares of forest, with deforestation and land degradation seriously affecting its environment and people. But across Africa, change is afoot. Communities on the ground are restoring mangroves, farmland, forests and ecosystems from Senegal to Madagascar, Uganda to Ethiopia.
And they need your help.
The GLF has created a crowdfunding initiative to make sure these communities have the resources they need to take the next steps in their restoration efforts. By contributing, you can ensure that more women in Uganda own trees and provide important sources of nutrition and revenue for their families; that mangroves in Madagascar stop their retreat and eventually expand to protect coastlines from climate change; and so that trees can take the place of desert in Burkina Faso.
The GLF will direct funds to the projects by evaluating for impact based on projects’ needs. We will provide regular updates so that you can follow their evolution and eventual success.
To view the different stories of community heroes driving local restoration efforts from Madagascar to Senegal to Kenya and more, click here.
For more on GLF Nairobi efforts click here