Uganda Reforestation Projects

The project has already planted around 1.3 million indigenous trees over the past four years, of which 75% have grown successfully, across the 25km2 project site. This planting has taken place in the places where it is most urgently needed for the Chimpanzee population. 

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Helping local households conserve the forest

Uganda's reforestation project isn't just about tree-planting projects. With this project, instead of just replanting trees and vegetation in forest areas that were previously affected by natural and unnatural disturbances, local people and farmers; the importance of the SDGs was emphasized by delivering a series of training courses on education, health, economics, and leadership.

Replanting trees and vegetation

The project has already planted around 1.3 million indigenous trees over the past four years, of which 75% have grown successfully, across the 25km2 project site. In addition, owners of natural forests used by chimpanzees have been supported by contributing to the costs of their children's education on the condition that local forests are conserved. 

Community development

While nature-based solutions are implemented in the field, a series of training is provided free of charge to the local people and farmers about conservation farming, new income sources, building, the use of more fuel-efficient stoves, HIV/AIDS, water quality, the benefits of trees, erosion control, and leadership skills.

What we’ve achieved with this project:

3,0M

Trees To Be Planted

6,9M+

Ton of CO2 To Be Captured

3,0K

Hectares to Be Protected

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Community Collabration

Our local team led by Dr. McLennan is a 25-strong field team composed of local Ugandans, mostly from villages within the project area. The manager and senior planting team are all qualified foresters and agriculturalists. Based full-time in the project area, daily field presence is increased, while keeping running costs low. The tree growing and planting program is well-established regionally, with a strong capacity to grow further (i.e. with sufficient funds additional nurseries can be established and our targets increased).

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Monitoring

DGB has deployed an innovative and award winning 18 data collection system that consists of battery-operated smartphones, GPS receivers, data, and image uploads through laptops or internet access points to monitor project activities. The data collection is conducted by trained local representatives, called Quantifiers, who are often Small Group members. They travel to each specific project area by walking, bikes, and local buses. DGB does not own any vehicles.

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About this region

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, within the great lakes region. The country has a very diverse geography, characterized by volcanic hills and mountains, and lakes. Uganda had a 2019 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 4.36/10 - reforestation is a conservation and environmental priority for the country, particularly for the vast number of forest species for whom Uganda forms a critical part of their range. Burundi is situated in the country’s western region, near the city of Hoima. The region has a warm tropical climate with rains falling from March to May and then again from September to November.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural conversion process.

Sustain local and regional water quality by limiting nutrient and sediment inputs to local waterways which result from the conversion of forest land to agriculture.

Conserve fast disappearing streams, wetlands, and forest ecosystems.

Undertake local consultations and develop community projects.

Protect local flora and fauna

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Team

People on the ground

Nicholas Wall

Project Design Specialist

Matt McLennan

Local Project Manager

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We’re striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably, and take action against deforestation and desertification.