Global Forest Generation

The mission of Global Forest Generation (GFG) is large-scale restoration of threatened forests.

GFG partners with local leaders and communities to plant the right trees in the right places. We're regenerating vital forest ecosystems for their critical role in preserving water, storing carbon, and protecting biodiversity. Our projects ensure the viability of indigenous cultures and are a refuge for endangered species.  

GFG's focus is fully aligned with the priorities of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, a call-to- action for much needed nature-based solutions for climate resilience.

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Forests Are The Game Changer In Fighting Climate Change

Forests are nature's massive carbon collectors
Forests are nature's massive carbon collectors
Forests are nature's massive carbon collectors
Forests ensure water security
Forests protect endangered wildlife
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It's all about restoring forest ecosystems.

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Help plant more than a million native trees this year in South America’s Andes Mountains.

Enable local and indigenous communities to plant native forests that store carbon, provide water, and protect biodiversity.

Improve livelihoods: bring food security and health care to villagers growing and planting trees.

$100 starts a new forest!

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Our Story

Global Forest Generation was founded in 2018 by seasoned conservationists with decades of experience protecting Latin America's most vulnerable ecosystems. GFG is replicating and scaling up a successful community-based reforestation model that has resulted in the planting of over 3 million native trees.

GFG’s first initiative, Acción Andina, led by Latin America’s conservation leaders, will restore and protect the native Polylepis forests of the high Andes. This forest ecosystem can play a valuable role in responding to the challenges of climate change.

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Acción Andina

Acción Andina will restore and protect the critically important, native Polylepis forest ecosystem in the high Andes mountains of South America. The world's highest elevation forest (now significantly fragmented), it grows along a 3,000 mile corridor through seven countries.

The goal of Latin-led Acción Andina, which may require 25 years to realize, is full protection for 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of remaining Polylepis forest in six Andean countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. (We hope Venezuela can join in the future.) An additional 500,000 hectares will be reforested in buffer zones and areas of importance downslope from glaciers.

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