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11 Environmental Charities You Should Know

by Ariel Canie December 20, 2022 3 min read

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11 Environmental Charities You Should Know

While planting trees will always be our top priority, there are many other important environmental causes that continue to make a positive impact on our Earth. From working to conserve unique biodiversity to empowering communities with socio-economic opportunities, here are a few of our wonderful planet-loving partners who are making the world a better place!

11 Environmental Charities You Should Know

1. Osa Conservation

The tiny area of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica contains 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity. Osa Conservation is a non-profit organization that works to protect the Osa Peninsula, which contains over 700 tree species, 4,000 vascular plants, and 140 mammal species.

2. Kijani Forestry

About 500,000 acres of forest are cut annually in Uganda, which is the equivalent of 43 football fields every hour. Kijani Forestry’s mission is to reverse climate change through tree planting and sustainable charcoal production while empowering rural farmers in Uganda with economic opportunities. 

3. Feather River Resource Conservation District

Located in the Sacramento Valley region of California, The Feather River Resource Conservation District (RCD) provides assistance to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and landowners to manage the natural resources on their properties and promote economic and ecological sustainability. 

4. The Wildlife Trusts

Trusts in the United Kingdom, The Wildlife Trusts boasts 900,000 members, 35,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff, and 600 trustees. The organization's mission is to address climate and ecological emergencies by creating an inclusive society that empowers people to take action for nature. 

5. Carpathia European Wilderness Reserve

Carpathia European Wilderness Reserve was founded by 12 philanthropists and conservations that had a goal to stop illegal logging and protect Carpathian forests. Carpathia European Wilderness Reserve purchases land and leases hunting rights to preserve the natural elements with private and public money.

6. Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

Considered one of the largest environmental organizations in Brazil, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPE) is dedicated to conservation on a scientific basis. The organization promotes conservation through research, professional training, environmental education, income generation and sustainable business programs. 

7. Friends of the National Parks Foundation

Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian conservation organization that works to protect wildlife, restore habitat and improve the wellbeing of local communities. With a unique understanding of the local culture and challenges, this organization employs, educates and improves the wellbeing of local communities in the vicinity of each project. 

8. Community Forests Canada

Founded in 2009 by a group of Canadian Tree Planters, Community Forests Canada (CFC) works to protect Acadian forests to help combat climate change. Each year, CFC plants thousands of trees and protects hundreds of acres of land through their impactful reforestation programs that can be led by individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. 

9. Sustainable Green Initiative

Indian organization Sustainable Green Initiative (SGI) believes that planting trees it the #1 way to combat climate change, but also wanted tackle the issues of hunger and poverty. The solution? Planting and nurturing fruit trees! Since 2012, SGI has overseen the planting of 7.5 million trees across twelve states!

10. Kula

Kula was created with the belief that investing in people can change the world. This organization empowers African women through 15-month fellowships that provide industry training, business investment, life and leadership skills. Through these fellowships, women can create profitable businesses, raise healthy families and send their children to school. 

11. Ideas for Us

Founded in 2008 by a group of university students at the University of Central Florida (UCF), IDEAS For Us (IDEAS q1uickly became known for solving environmental issues on campus. Today IDEAS is recognized as a 501 (c) (3) grassroots environmental non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations. IDEAS creates global solutions through local action related to energy, food, waste and ecology. 

We're honored to work together with an incredible network of partners spanning the globe. By planting trees with us, you're supporting organizations that are at the forefront of environmental restoration, and are doing the vital work every day to make a difference for people and communities. 

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