Trees for Chimpanzees
In partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute
This is an incredibly special wildlife habitat and corridor restoration partnership between One Tree Planted and the Jane Goodall Institute. The objective is to restore and conserve nature for biodiversity while also supporting local communities. The trees will be planted in the Albertine Rift forests of Uganda, close to where Dr. Jane Goodall began her extraordinary career and fell in love with chimpanzees - our closest wildlife relatives. Donations here will go towards planting 3 million trees as part of a broad long-term and large-scale initiative that will connect forests for wildlife, establish tree nurseries, strengthen forest monitoring and law enforcement to prevent future deforestation, promote agroforestry practices that integrate trees into farming systems, and much more.
The Albertine Rift is globally recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, it ranks first among 119 distinct terrestrial eco-regions of continental Africa in terms of endemic species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, and second in terms of globally threatened species. Over 50% of birds, 39% of mammals, 19% of amphibians, and 14% of reptiles and plants of mainland Africa reside in this region. The restoration of these forests will contribute to carbon sequestration, support ecosystem functioning such as water catchment, engage local communities in sustainable practices, and maintain a habitat for highly endangered species relying on the Albertine Rift for their survival - including the endangered chimpanzee.
A variety of local trees will be planted based on the needs of specific sites. Species include, among others, Maesopsis eminii, Cordia africana, Milicia excelsa, Mitrigyna stipulosa, Lovoa trichiliodes, Khaya anthotheca (an African Mahogany), and Albizia, Trichilia and Ficus(Fig) species.