Want to help restore the world's forests for Giving Tuesday? You've come to the right place! Reforestation is one of the best ways to create a healthier environment and provide essential habitats for wildlife. This Giving Tuesday, we're focusing on biodiversity, and any donations made to this page will go directly towards reforestation initiatives focused on supporting wildlife and holistic ecosystem restoration. Donations will be split evenly between three projects in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Why did we choose to focus on biodiversity for Giving Tuesday? The UN Decade on Biodiversity is coming to a close at the end of 2020 and many global targets have not been met. An estimated 1 million animal and plant species are at risk of extinction within the next few decades, and habitat loss is one of the primary causes. But the good news is that we can help!
We have 3 incredible projects - in Brazil, The Philippines, and Uganda - dedicated to biodiversity. Strategies include creating wildlife corridors by connecting fragmented forests, working with local communities on more sustainable practices that reduce deforestation and encroachment on habitats, and leveraging carbon offset markets where available to incentivize conservation. The impact will be over 3 million trees planted.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the reforestation project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
To maximize the impact of your donation, our local partners will determine the most appropriate native species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. The total variety will include hundreds of different types of trees - which is what biodiversity is all about!
This reforestation project in Brazil aims to restore 5,000 acres in addition to protecting 60,000 acres. It will create corridors for wildlife such as jaguars, tapirs, black lion tamarins, and over 200 bird species, while also sequestering carbon and having a positive social impact for communities.
The objective of this project in the Philippines is to improve mangrove forest diversity. This will also support marine & riparian zone habitats, reduce erosion, protect shorelines, and improve fish populations, and coral reefs. There's also plastic removal and conservation training.