“Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.” Gifford Pinchot
Monica showing off her moringa seedling!
Transformed for Life believes in the utter importance of protecting our precious planet and the unique trees and animals that it holds. With the increase in the human population, living in balance with the environment is becoming increasingly more difficult. Uganda has suffered from extensive deforestation. It is also sustenance farmers like the ones we serve who suffer the most from global warming.
Our programs are situated next to two beautiful national forests that were once brimming with rare and unique species native to Western Uganda such as pangolins, bush babies, pottos, caracals, bat eared foxes, antelope, dik dik, and the kob. Through deforestation and extensive poaching, these animals are almost all gone. We are in the process of coming up with strategies to help combat this challenge so that these beautiful and unique species can once again thrive in our area. We also want to change the attitude of our community from "exploiting the forest" to "conserving our forest" for sustainable and long-term protection.
“People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.” -David Attenborough
It is the goal of TFL to sensitise communities on the importance of trees and wildlife and to provide for them alternatives through bee keeping and animal projects as well as tree distribution to take the pressure off of these forests. To this end Transformed for Life has planted over 60,000 trees including pine (the majority of our trees), mitumba (Drum Tree, Cordia Millenii), Musizi (Maesopsis eminii), mahogany, misambya, muvule (Teak), Melicia, Musambya (Markhamia), and mango as well as distributing fruit and moringa seedlings to the community.
Hand in hand with our community, we are focused to do even more to continue combating deforestation and the poaching in our district!