We’re protecting forests and the people who depend on them

West and Central Africa is home to some of the world’s richest forests. We work with local lawyers and communities to design, strengthen and enforce laws around the use of forests and land in Ghana, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia and the Republic of Congo.

We support forest communities to have a say in the laws affecting their land because we believe it’s the best long-term approach to protecting forests.

Where we work

Meet Julie

Julie T B Weah is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Community Initiatives in Liberia, one of our partner organisations. She has spent a decade working to improve women’s lives in rural areas by advocating for their rights to land ownership and equal participation in forest governance.