Trillion Trees Forest Update

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Trillion Trees Forest Update
March 2021 - Restoration Stories
WWF

In recognition of this year’s launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, we’re celebrating some of our amazing restoration projects.

Despite the challenges that 2020 presented, our partners continued the hard work to deliver the right trees in the right places. Although the stories in this update highlight the inspirational restoration work of the partners, in many landscapes there are also additional projects underway to protect standing forests.

Download the full Forest Update and learn more about what our partners achieved.

  • Restoring the lungs of the city in Tanzania
    WWF Tanzania, the Tanzania Forest Service and local communities are leading efforts to restore coastal forests near Dar es Salaam. 
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  • Nature’s nurseries on Mount Kenya
    In 2020 despite the Covid crisis, Nature Kenya (a BirdLife Partner) successfully continued working with three Community Forest  Associations (CFAs) to deliver the Mt. Kenya restoration initiative.
  • Protecting vital resources in Rwanda
    The best solutions are often the simplest. This has certainly been the case in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda’s southwest, whose degraded forest pockets demanded a solution that would restore them to a wildlife haven and protect them as a vital resource for locals.
  • Bringing back wildlife in Brazil
    The Caatinga is the largest dry forest region in South America, and one of the richest dry forests in the world, in terms of biodiversity. But like other forests in Brazil (including the Amazon and Atlantic Forests), this unique ecoregion is under threat and is in desperate need of protection and restoration.
  • Restoring biodiversity in Uganda
    Mabira Forest Reserve is the largest remaining forest in central Uganda, and is close to three towns including Kampala city. The forest is of critical importance for biodiversity conservation, while also being a classroom and laboratory for many schools in the central and eastern region.