On 13th March 2017 RPS Group pledged a donation of £375,000 to fund TREE AID’s ‘Healthy Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods project in the Meki River Basin above Lake Ziway in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. The project is due to commence in July 2017 and run until June 2020. The pledged funding and technical support from RPS will be spread throughout the duration of the project .
In 2016, RPS donated £64,107 as Year Five funding for Tree Aid’s ‘Bongo River Trees Restoration’ project in Upper East Ghana and gave £8,190 to TREE AID’s development fund in connection with the company’s Christmas Appeal.
RPS ecologists working alongside Tree Aid have also conducted biodiversity baseline studies in Bongo District and produced a detailed Biodiversity Report of their findings.
Many of RPS' ecologists volunteer their expertise for the benefit of local wildlife and woodland trusts or to ornithology, herpetology or native mammal monitoring survey initiatives in the UK and overseas. During 2016, RPS staff logged 350 hours worth of pro bona survey work for biodiversity related charities in the UK.