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The Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation/Rwenzori Founders Rewilding project

The Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation (Registered Charity Number 1106162) was set up to use culture as a spearhead for positive development. Setting up an arts centre gallery, foundry and foundation house we have re-wilded 80 acres and built a community hospital for the community. On formerly degraded slopes of Uganda’s Rwenzori mountains, this remarkable forest restoration project benefits wildlife and the local community. As such since 2008 we have planted thousands of indigenous trees and are in the process of building a new hospital. The forest sees an increase in biodiversity every year. Bird counts reach almost 200 species from an original 50 ten years ago. A recent relationship with the Uganda wildlife authority helps poacher control and is hopefully paving the way to their one day becoming a sanctuary for endangered wildlife like the Pangolin. Many local community members are also replanting indigenous trees on neighbouring plots, following the RF's lead. They are working with Films4change, a collaborative UK/Ugandan film project, to tell their remarkable story.