Indonesia is home to magnificent rainforests, carbon-rich peatlands, and diverse wildlife like orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, and over 1,700 species of birds. Your donation will help to restore a biodiversity hotspot that has experienced profound degradation due to palm oil plantation, peat fires, and extensive logging.
Our amazing partners in Indonesia will work to ensure balance is restored both environmentally and economically. Planting will gradually restore the ecosystem, improve habitat for biodiversity, sequester carbon, and fight climate change. It will also provide local farmers with livelihood, reducing deforestation pressure and allowing them to reap long-term benefits.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Indonesia projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
To ensure your donation makes the biggest impact possible, our partner will determine which native species are most appropriate to plant.
Please note: Only one e-gift will be processed per order.
Indonesia’s forests are a treasure chest of wildlife. The country is home t0 between 10 and 15 percent of the world’s known plants, mammals, and birds. But in the last 50 years, more than 74 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest have been lost —an area twice the size of Germany. The main drivers of deforestation in Indonesia are palm oil (one of the main ingredients in our soaps, detergents, and makeup,) forestry and agricultural operations like mining, infrastructure, and development.
Deforestation shrinks the habitat of native species like the orangutan, and diminishes a source of shelter, food, and livelihood for millions of people. It’s also bad news for carbon emissions. Peatlands store a whopping 35 billion tons of carbon. When bulldozed and replaced with plantations, thousands of tons of harmful carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere, contributing to greenhouse gases and increasing the risk of forest fires.
Interested in helping out on the ground? We have volunteering opportunities with our reforestation partner in Indonesia. Help restore forests, protect endangered wildlife, and support local communities.