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. This project focuses on the Kalimantan region in Borneo, home to the Tanjung Puting National Park. In 2015, rampant fires burnt and destroyed more than 30,000 hectares of its forest. We work to restore areas affected by these fires, as well as those threatened by the palm oil industry and illegal mining operations.
Our experienced planters in Indonesia work to ensure balance is restored both environmentally and economically with the growth of new trees. This project helps to educate local villages about the importance of conservation, create jobs for those in the area, and provide long-term income for the community. To reach this area requires a four-hour boat ride through areas inhabited by orangutans, hornbills, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and many more unique flora and fauna.
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 for that time of year. Native Indonesian species that we plant include: Mentawa, Papung, Ubar, Halaban, Nyatoh, Jinjit, Betapai, and Sundi.
Indonesia’s forests are a treasure chest of wildlife. The country is home to 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.
Indonesia's forests provide habitat for endangered species such as orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and Sun bears, as well as providing important turtle nesting areas.
Young, healthy forests can help suppress future wildfires and reduce the impact of smoke on public health. Help us prevent forest fires from spreading catastrophically.
Our partners run village-based education programs that teach local people how to achieve conservation while balancing the needs of their community.
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