We are RU Reforesting, a group of Roosevelt University students working with the local communities in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, and elsewhere. We work together with the Rainforest Conservation Fund (RCF), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, and local Tanzanian communities in order to alleviate environmental problems in part, by reforesting abandoned agricultural land. We are partnering with a Tanzanian-led project whose central goal is to alleviate environmental degradation in biodiversity hotspots. Biodiversity hotspots are localized regions of the world where the flora and fauna are unique, comparable to the Galapagos Islands.
Photo: Roosevelt University's Conservation Biology lab section, traveling to Tanzania in May '13