Community Forests International’s mission is: “To foster environmental stewardship internationally by establishing community forests, promoting sustainable forestry techniques and initiating environmental education.”
About COMMUNITY FORESTS INTERNATIONAL
Community Forests International works to connect people and their communities to the forests that sustain them. As the pace of global environmental degradation intensifies, the need for positive environmental stewardship and a balance between humanity and nature has become a necessity.
Community Forests International was formed when a group of fishermen in Pemba, Tanzania felt the need to alleviate pressure on the environment. To provide food and timber sustainably, hundreds of Pembans began planting trees in a process of restoration. Today, Pembans plant over 100,000 trees annually for the provision of fruit, nuts, timber and increased habitat while improving the conditions of their environment.
Building on the belief that a communities can motivate for positive change, CFl has grown to support over 12 communities in Pemba, Tanzania, while initiating climate change education world-wide. In 2009, Community Forests International began programming in its home country, Canada.