Image Credit WWF News & Updates Action towards the Trillion Trees Vision Nature Kenya Image Credit Arek Socha_Pixabay Earthshot Prize Trillion Trees is delighted to have been selected as an official Nominator for the prestigious Earthshot Prize. The Prize was developed to search the world and identify solutions to repair our planet. There are five Earthshots, with one winner in each category receiving £1,000,000 to continue and scale their work. Image Credit Professor Ed Hawkins In the climate emergency, forests offer hope There is no silver bullet, but there is one solution staring us in the face right now, available to us right now, and actionable right now: protect and restore the forests that keep our planet healthy. Image Credit Pixabay Announcing our new Executive Director Trillion Trees is delighted to announce the appointment of John Lotspeich as its Executive Director. John joins Trillion Trees at a pivotal time in providing a voice for the critical role of forests in that struggle, and scaling up community-based solutions worldwide. Image Credit Fahrul P. Amama Reflections on forests This Earth Day, the planet is getting a bit more breathing space than it has had for a long time. With the change in our normal lives, air pollution is down and people are seeing wildlife reclaiming some spaces. For many of us, our lives are rightly dominated by short-term priorities, such as caring for ourselves, our loved ones, and those in need. Image Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator An investment boost for the future of forest conservation Trillion Trees has invested in teams behind bold forest landscape programmes from Paraguay to Indonesia, helping them access the knowledge and space to create new, sustainable funding models. It's a game-changer for forest conservation. Find out more about this year's cohort and landscapes Image Credit April Bagwill Trillion Trees welcomes global support Statement from Trillion Trees 22 January 2020 Image Joint action with Daily Mirror Trillion Trees is joining with the Daily Mirror for the Mirror’s Million Trees campaign, where they are calling on readers to help raise funds to plant a million trees in East Africa and the Amazon. The joint initiative was announced on 14 November 2019, and will continue for the next five years. Countries of focus include Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Peru, and Columbia. Image Big win in Colombia In a momentous win for conservation, Colombia’s Serranía de Chiribiquete was officially expanded to 10.6 million acres today, making it the world’s largest protected tropical rain forest national park. It was also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its “outstanding universal value” for nature and people. Image Nature-friendly rubber The environmental effects of poorly planned and managed palm oil are now very well-known. Another major global commodity that grows in similar climes is natural rubber, with vast rubber tree plantations found throughout the tropics, particularly in South-East Asia.