Forest Restoration

Forest restoration is one of the most effective strategies to fight climate change.

Greenpop aims to plant 500,000 trees to restore degraded forest areas, increase biodiversity, and expand ecosystem services across Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025. In addition to putting trees in the ground, we reduce threats to restored areas by providing locally relevant support services including alien clearing, wood lot development, and alternative livelihoods training to ensure the sustainable management of our forests.

We have been restoring forests since 2012.

In 2012, Greenpop began collaborating with nature conservancies, private landowners, and key stakeholders to undertake a small-scale reforestation and alien clearing project in Africa’s southernmost forest, the Platbos Forest Reserve. Since then, our work has expanded to include over 80,000 trees planted in reforestation projects in South Africa, Zambia, and Tanzania.

As a South African organisation, Greenpop is acutely aware of the complex challenges associated with indigenous forest management in Sub-Saharan Africa. As such, we design our projects with a pro-community stance which recognises the local threats to reforestation success and incorporates solutions that benefit both forests and local communities.

Our Programme Outcomes

  • To restore forest ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • To contribute towards increased local biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • To provide pro-community support that builds capacity and addresses local threats to reforestation success
  • To build awareness about the local and international benefits of reforestation
  • To use reforestation as a tool for sustainable development and increased connection with nature
  • To monitor the impacts of reforestation projects to inform best practices and lesson-sharing

Our Past & Current Programmes

Forests for Life

2012 – Present

Greenpop aims to plant 500,000 trees to restore degraded forest areas, increase biodiversity, and expand ecosystem services across Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025.

In addition to putting trees in the ground, we reduce threats to restored areas by providing locally relevant support services including alien clearing, wood lot development, and alternative livelihoods training to ensure the sustainable management of our forests.

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Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.

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