Kibale National Park in Uganda is one of East Africa’s most impressive rainforests, harbouring a wealth of flora and fauna. By reforesting, we are boosting the available habitat for animals, protecting primaeval forest and making a positive climate contribution.
Kibale National Park in Uganda stretches out over some 800 square kilometres, bigger than half of Utrecht province. The forest is home to 375 species of brightly coloured birds and some 70 species of mammals, including the colobus monkey and chimpanzee. Kibale’s trees can grow into forest giants of up to 50 metres, but decades of deforestation mean this green oasis is not what it once was. Trees for All has been helping to reforest Kibale National Park since 2018, working together with Face the Future and the Ugandan ministry for nature and wildlife conservation. This ministry is managing the forest with an eye to the long term.
The local population also benefits from the Kibale forest project. Locals help with tree planting and forest management, so generating extra income. In addition, they work in the plant nurseries that supply trees to the project and undergo training to manage these nurseries independently. The young trees are grown locally from seedlings taken from the primaeval forest.
By donating trees, you can help us restore Kibale National Park. You can also support us by offsetting your carbon emissions. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air, storing the carbon in their trunks, branches and roots. We invest the income from donations for carbon offsets in the project. Some of that money goes towards paying the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for the long-term management of the park.
Our Ugandan project’s carbon capture is VCS and CCB certified. VCS is a certification standard that guarantees the actual amount of carbon dioxide absorbed. CCB is a standard for monitoring the project’s ecological and socio-economic added value.
By planting new forest in Uganda, we are extending the habitat for animals, protecting primaeval forest and making a positive climate contribution.