and work with us!

Just think, jobs, home and engage with the issues.

You Can Make a Difference...get involved in any of our education programs and policy development work.

The best friend on Earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth. Frank Lloyd Wright.

 

Be part of the solution - because THE ERA OF SMALL THINKING IS OVER!

Forests play an integral part in the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people worldwide, supply the habitat for millions of species, and play a critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change. But deforestation continues at a rate of 50,000 square miles per year.

 

 

 

 

With this in mind, the UN established the International Year of Forests 2011 with a resolution back on December 20, 2006 and invited world governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to make a concerted effort to raise awareness to strengthen conservation and sustainable development of all forests.

 

It is most appropriate that forests introduces the Decade of Biodiversity

 

 

 

The United Nations declared 2011 the International Year of Forests. Accordingly, Just Forests are working even harder to increase and strengthen the protection of the world's forests through our popular education work.

 

For more on the UN-designated International Year of Forests

Learn about the importance of Forests in Your Everyday Life - get Involved...

Forests cover 31% of total land area.
1.6 billion people's livelihoods depend on forests.
Forests are home to more than 300 million people worldwide.
Total global trade in forest products was valued at around $379 billion in 2005.
Forests are home to 80% of species that inhabit the land.

AWARENESS + EDUCATION + ADVOCACY + POLICY = SUSTAINABILITY

 

Awareness raising and engaging people in practices that will change attitudes is at the heart of Just Forests mission.

Our mission is to contribute to increased public awareness and critical understanding of the link between sustainable forest management (SFM) and poverty reduction in the third world.

We endeavour to advance public support for a values-driven approach to sustainable forestry, livelihood support, biodiversity protection and fair trade in timber and wood-based products.

We deliver very practical education projects while advocating for change with specific target groups through sound and practical policy development.

TwitterFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
Irish Woodworkers for Africa Ltd. T/A Just Forests
Dromickbane, Muckross, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)86 8049389  |  E-mail: info@justforests.org
Company Registration Number: 279353  Irish Charity No: CHY 10686 Copyright © 2017 Irish Woodworkers for Africa Ltd. T/A Just Forests