Head of Ecological Restoration
and Tree Conservation,
African Forest and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) have worked together since 2015. The partnership jointly includes delivering training courses on seed collection for communities and conservation organizations. It has been great to see African Forest build their own capacity over the years. Recently, BGCI has provided funding to African Forest for collection of seeds from threatened tree species in coastal Kenya and to independently lead training of Community Forest Associations. I have been pleased with the quality and enthusiasm of African Forest’s work and the way they put communities first in every project. I am confident that their new “Leave your Mark, Grow a Tree” initiative will be a success!