1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods
80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests
2.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide is absorbed by forests each year
Our forests are vanishing at an alarming rate...
We all need forests to survive. They provide us with many benefits, from cleaning the air we breathe and filtering the water we drink, to supporting the many communities of people/wildlife which call it their home. Currently, deforestation is putting extreme pressures on this balance; often occurring in the poorest regions where it is so vital. Although forests still cover an estimated 30% of Earth's land, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Since the 1960s, over half of all tropical forests worldwide have been destroyed. This number is sadly increasing by the second. Methods of destruction include large scale slash-and-burn, unsustainable farming and daily community forest destruction. We must come together to reforest our lost wilderness!
Your donations bring hope
Creating and expanding existing protected areas is usually the best way to safeguard our forests, however, many regions have already succumb to habitat loss and deforestation. In this instance, the most effective route is to reforest! With your help, we provide funds to Eden Reforestation Projects, who utilise an 'Employ to Plant' methodology to benefit members in the local communities where they plant. Through steady employment, people living in extreme poverty can begin to afford daily necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and medicine. This vastly reduces the pressures on both people and their environment. You can now plant your own trees in Madagascar, Kenya, Indonesia and Nepal with our reforesting bracelets and package!
...trees planted to date.
Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island, located in the Indian ocean alongside the coast of Mozambique. The region is famous for its incredible biodiversity, having developed distinct ecosystems and unique wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Sadly, the island has lost a massive 80% of its native forests, with these habitats predicted to be completely lost within the next 40 years.
Indonesia, located in southeast Asia, consists of roughly 17,000 islands which cover the continents of Asia and Australasia (otherwise known as Oceania). The country has the second highest level of biodiversity in the world, being home to around 12% of the worlds mammals. Although the rate of deforestation in Indonesia has been declining since 2015, an astonishing 440,000 hectares of forest was lost in 2018!
Kenya, located in east Africa, is known for it's scenic landscapes, vast wildlife preserves as well as the annual mass migration of wildebeest, zebra and other ungulates. A variety of habitat types cover the region, including open grassland, scrubland, dry woodland, wetland and lowland and upland forests. Around 10% of the country was covered by forest, however, since gaining independence in 1963, this has been reduced to 6%. Kenya has almost lost half of its forests!
Nepal has the greatest altitude change of any location in the world. Situated in south Asia, Nepal is a landlocked country situated in the Himalayan mountains. The area only accounts for a mere 0.1% of Earth's land mass, yet is home to 3.2% and 1.1% of the world's known fauna and flora species. Deforestation is considered a major issue in the area, with a high dependency on forest resources, unsustainable/illegal farming methods and many more factors driving habitat loss. In 2020 alone, Nepal lost 2.23kha of natural forest.