11 Environmental Charities You Should Know

Ariel Canie | December 20, 2022 | 5 min read

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

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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.

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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‚Äôs mission is to reverse climate change through tree planting and sustainable charcoal production while empowering rural farmers in Uganda with economic opportunities. 

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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. 

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4. The Wildlife Trusts 

Made up of 46 individual Wildlife 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. 

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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.

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6.  Instituto de Pesquisas Ecol√≥gicas

Considered one of the largest environmental organizations in Brazil, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecol√≥gicas (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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

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11.  Ideas for Us

Founded in 2008 by a group of university students at the University of Central Florida (UCF), IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) quickly 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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As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. This project is currently supporting Longleaf Pine Restoration. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Protect wildlife habitat and increase biodiversity
  • Restore essential watersheds for soil stability and erosion control
  • Sequester carbon in the biomass of the forests through climate stability
  • Longleaf pine forests are among the most biodiverse in North America and provide habitat for numerous threatened and endangered species. Longleaf pine forests are well-adapted to a warming climate as longleaf pine is a resilient species that is fire-dependent, drought-tolerant, and long-lived. Reforestation of longleaf pine ecosystems- to increase, maintain, and enhance the species- has been identified as a priority area within America's Longleaf Range Wide Conservation Plan. ūüĆ≤
  • Our longleaf pine reforestation project will restore habitats, control soil erosion, and sequester carbon in an effort to stabilize the climate in the area. Not only will wildlife benefit from the clean air and water provided by the planted trees, but the surrounding community will, too. This project will work with a variety of landowners whose responsible forest management and stewardship will only further increase the benefits for species residing on the lands. Some of the most notable species that will benefit from habitat restoration include gopher tortoises, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and eastern indigo snakes.¬†
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates about¬†our Longleaf Pine Restoration¬†project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the ground!
  • We always plant a mix of diverse, native species from local nurseries. This project is working to replenish longleaf forests, so the native species grown in the nurseries¬†will mainly be longleaf pine, but also include shortleaf pine and loblolly pine.

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