Schools for Forests

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This is the donation page for our competition to name a newly described species of tree. If you can think of a school, college or youth group that deserves the honour of naming the tree please donate to their team below - if you don't see a school, college or youth group that you would like to support, please let us know so we can add them. Proceeds will go to tropical forest conservation and research. 

We are CIRCLE (Centre for Integrated Research, Conservation and Learning), www.circle-conservation.org. In June 2011, CIRCLE Director, Dr Andy Marshall, discovered a new species of Polyceratocarpus tree whilst carrying out research in the area. The tree grows as large as an oak tree, so the expedition team was amazed to find that scientists had not named it before - instead this honour will go to the school, college or youth group that can raise the most funds for us over the course of the campaign!

As well as the chance to name the tree, there are a range of other fantastic prizes available for the groups and individuals taking part. Representatives from every participanting school or college will also be invited to an events day at Flamingo Land (North Yorskshire), which will include rainforest activities and talks by the CIRCLE team! See our website for more details on the prizes.

The funds raised will go towards our work in Tanzania in collaboration with the Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP). Our partnership with UFP began in 2007 and aims to better protect tropical forests through scientific research, forest management, community education, training and lobbying. UFP is based mostly in the Magombera Forest, on the east side of the breathtaking Udzungwa Mountains, and has seen a number of successes over the past 7 years. It is particularly important that we conserve tropical forests like Magombera as they provide many benefits both locally and globally, and hold many endemic species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. One of these is the charismatic Udzungwa red colobus, which is found only among the Udzungwa mountains!

If you would like more information, or to register yourself, a school or a college, please get in touch with us at info@circle-conservation.org.

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Raised: 54%
 

Team target: £6,000.00

Raised so far: £3,263.03

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Carnarvon Primary School

2 donations

4%

£40.00

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The South Leeds Academy

0 donations

0%

£0.00

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Askham Bryan College

3 donations

136%

£1,362.45

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Christ the King College

0 donations

0%

£0.00

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The 1st Sherburn Rainbows and Brownies

4 donations

52%

£520.00

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Iringa International School

8 donations

134%

£1,340.58

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