Ghana is known for its diverse animal life, miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, and beautiful forests covering more than 21% of the country. Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – approximately 2.5 million hectares. With a remarkable 80% of Ghanaians depending on forests for their livelihoods, deforestation has a major impact on communities. To reverse this trend, Ghana's government is focused on improving land management, planting trees, and protecting forests. This project is also a part of the AFR100, an initiative to restore more than 100 million hectares of land across Africa by 2030.
Together with our incredible reforestation partners, we are planting 30,000 trees in north-east Ghana where rapid desertification is caused by deforestation and close proximity to the Sahara and Sahel deserts. Improving forest health in these areas will bolster soil nutrition, improve local hydrological function, and create a positive social and economic impact for nearby communities. The trees for this project even come from a nearby nursery, creating jobs and supporting the local economy. Through engagement and participation this project will educate community members on productive and sustainable land management, ensuring the reforested areas are maintained for generations to come.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the Ghana project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant. Popular species include Mahogany, Rosewood, Teak and Eucalyptus.
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.