The forests of the Albertine Rift Valley in Uganda are among the world's 200 most valuable ecosystems, of utmost local and global importance for biodiversity conservation and as climate regulators.
Although tropical forests are the largest terrestrial CO2 reservoirs, they have been particularly hard hit by deforestation over the past 50 years.
70% of western Uganda's forests have already been destroyed. Unfortunately, this process continues to this day. The results affect us all: groundwater, drought, specias extinction. In Africa, the habitat of chimpanzees is also endagered.
The reforestation projects in Uganda are as diverse as the problem they address: Planting trees is only part of it.
The Jane Goodall Institute Austria integrates local people, explains what an intact forest brings to their local ecosystem, takes conservation measures together and launches initiatives to build tree nurseries, reforestation and renaturation.