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PROTECTING THE HOME OF
OUR CLOSEST RELATIVES

PROTECTING THE HOME OF OUR CLOSEST RELATIVES

On a mission to strengthen
Uganda’s Kibale Forest boundary zone
so wildlife and people can thrive.

On a mission to strengthen
Uganda’s Kibale Forest boundary zone so wildlife and people can thrive.

What if we can grow a forest boundary zone that supports nature and people?

What if we can grow a forest boundary zone that supports nature and people?

Seeing the ravaging deforestation near Turaco Treetops lodge it was time to act.

On its 40-acre demo site, the Chris Roberts Forest Foundation (CRFF):

  • nurtures a buffer that shields the habitat of chimpanzees, elephants and birds;
  • showcases a productive agroforestry model for farmers.

Working with communities around the entire Kibale Forest, CRFF supports the growth of forest boundary zones where nature and people both benefit.

The foundation is named in loving memory of Chris Roberts, who had an immense and infectious passion for wildlife and conservation.

WHAT
WE DO

Conservation



We identify and secure patches of rain forest outside the park boundary and safeguard them from deforestation.

Reforestation



We recover degraded land through natural regeneration and by planting indigenous trees.


Agroforestry

We develop agroforestry zones where native trees grow alongside trees with commercial value. These areas form a green transition between forest and community land and generate extra income for farmers.

Community action


We develop and learn together with farming communities. Our practices are tested and shared so we find a mix that benefits communities, the forest and its unique wildlife.

UPDATES FROM THE FOREST

Meet our agroforestry expert and field manager
Education is key in promoting agroforestry
Without food forests human-nature conflicts remain

KIBALE FOREST

CRFF focuses its conservation efforts on the boundary zone of Kibale National Park in Western Uganda. The park forms a conservation belt together with Queen Elizabeth National Park, providing a 180 km-long wildlife corridor.

Kibale Forest is rich in flora and fauna. It is known as the “primate capital of the world” as it is home to a big chimpanzee population and 12 other primate species.

766
sq. kms

Chimpanzees

1,500
chimpanzees

Bird species

766
sq. kms

Butterfly Species

250
butterfly
species

350
tree species

120
mammals

Let's protect this unique rain forest together!

Let's protect this unique rain forest together!

CURIOUS
WHERE
TO FIND
US?

CURIOUS WHERE
TO FIND US?

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

GET INVOLVED

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

GET INVOLVED

Are you a conservation expert?
Do you know everything about agroforestry? Would your company like to contribute?

Would you like to support our growth?
Help us to scale our model
and protect a larger part of the boundary zone.

Curious to see the CRFF-protected area with your own eyes? Book a nature walk and learn more about what we do.

Are you a conservation expert? Do you know everything about agroforestry? Would your company like to contribute?

Would you like to support our growth? Help us to scale our model and protect a larger part of the boundary zone.

Curious to see the CRFF-protected area with your own eyes? Book a nature walk and learn more about what we do.