Just Forests

Just Forests was founded in 1989 in response to Ireland’s role in global deforestation. We work on global poverty-related tropical forestry/timber issues from an Irish development perspective. An estimated 40% – 60% of all tropical timber entering Ireland is deemed to be illegally logged.

  • Education for sustainable development (ESD)-including presentations to adult groups
  • School workshops with the Wood of Life exhibition- in the primary, post-primary and third level sectors
  • Responsible Timber Policy development
  • Advocacy & campaigning
  • Monitoring wildlife trafficking in Ireland-including animal parts and timber
  • Production of resources to enable teachers to embed a development education (DE) perspective in the school curriculum
  • Annual lecture to furniture graduates at GMIT Letterfrack-the National Furniture College

Ireland has one of the highest per capita uses of tropical timber in the EU. Just Forests uses Irish society’s dependence on imported timber and wood-based products and the on-going decline in global forests as a tool to establish links between the loss of terrestrial biodiversity, climate change, “development”, conflict and poverty.

Just Forests
About US – for more on our legal and financial structure
T: 086 8049389