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Established in August 2021, Guardians is a Community Interest Company registered in the UK composed of forest and river defenders. We are based in South East London, and we work in 7 countries worldwide.

Guardians Tree Rescue Hub at Dulwich Wood, October 2023 

What we  do

Tree rescue hubs, tree nurseries, reforestation, river restoration, river clean-ups,  alliances across guardian communities, certified Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), webinars, forest camps, placements, activism, advocacy,  community building, forest twinning, indigenous-led education and more.

Dombeya tree plantation in Mau Forest. Kenya




Guardians is an alliance of more than ten forest communities and river stewards that seek to strengthen forest and river protection through community led action. Click on the countries on the right to learn more about our community work.



Community project on the lakeside of Lake Chad, Chad-Nigeria border

Forest Twinning Initiative


We are steering The Forest Twinning Initiative, a project that connects 8 forests around the world to strengthen capacity, promote knowledge exchange, skills transfer and mobility, and to support reforestation/ land restoration. The 8 forests are:

 Great North Wood, London (UK)

 Yarmariya Bush (Nigeria)

 Bodo Swamp (Nigeria)

 Mau Forest (Kenya)

 Reserva Ecologica Fulkaxo, Atlantic Forest (Brazil)

 Aldeia Kariri Xoco, Sergipe (Brazil)

 Fundo Galletue, Quinquen (Chile)

 Vaagdhara Forest (India)



Join us today. We are looking volunteers, board members, course participants or donors.

Tawana builds a station at Reserva Ecologica Fulkaxo, Brazil

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