First forest project in Uganda
Our first forest project initiated to capture carbon is located in Uganda. The project aims to restore degraded forests, plant new trees and protect the existing natural forests through a range of initiatives. It is expected that the forest project will capture 1 million tonnes of CO2.
The project in Uganda spans approximately 28,000 ha in the Ugandan part of one of the world's most biodiversity hotspots, the Albertine Rift, which stretches over six countries in East Africa. This area is severely affected by deforestation due to the need for farmland, timber, and charcoal. Kagombe in Uganda is one of the worst affected areas and has seen a deforestation rate of 73% in the past decade. The project is in the implementation phase, and so far more than 100,000 trees have been planted. In 2023, more forest projects will be initiated and managed by WWF around the world to capture carbon and reduce nature loss.