Our Approach

The New Nature Foundation benefits both people and wildlife by creating grass roots initiatives that consider local context and respect the cultural norms of our constituents.

The programs actively protect wild animals and wild places and are proven to be both replicable and sustainable in the long term through continued community involvement.

The community members who engage in NNF’s programs gain pride and empowerment by achieving new skills by themselves or together with neighbors rather than merely experiencing “handouts” from visitors. By fostering skills in the people who hold the future of Kibale in their hands, strides are been made toward the ultimate goal of greater harmony between people and nature.

In 2018:

•42,821men, women and children visited the project’s five Science Centers

•25 nature films were shown to audiences averaging over 300 people

•24 workshops were conducted focusing on fuel efficiency and family/career planning

•Over 300,000 eco-briquettes were manufactured

•702 Ugandans were brought on tours of the Tooro Botanic Gardens and 102 trekked chimpanzees in Kibale with NNF Staff

•49,971 lbs.of waste was traded for briquettes

•62%of families in NNF’s Ugandan target areas and 35% in Vietnam are using efficient stoves

•71% of the Ugandan families grow firewood at home

•Families with efficient stoves use 40% less wood than those with traditional stoves in Uganda and 85% less in Vietnam

•Six competitions were held in Uganda and Vietnam with over 4,300 people attending

Overall, NNF’sprogramsengaged more than57,294citizens in Uganda and Vietnam and saved more than 8million pounds of woodin 2018!

We rely on the generosity of individuals like you to continue these meaningful interactions with tens of thousands of citizens each year.

All promoted technologies are easily replicable with locally available materials: stoves are made from mud and sand, tree seeds can be gathered from friends and neighbors, and eco-briquettes can be obtained and used for free through a barter system.

Aspects of NNF’s programs have already been replicated elsewhere in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar and Vietnam.

Please contact us at info@newnaturefoundation.org for more information!