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Here is a selection of projects that are making a real difference on the ground.
Brazil: Help the indigenous Ka'apor defend the Amazon rainforest
The indigenous Ka'apor have preserved the last large area of rainforest in the southeastern Amazon, but they are under siege by loggers, cattle ranchers and mining companies. Please help the Ka'apor with a donation to mount an effective defense against the encroachment and keep their ancestral forest safe.
Brazil: The rainforest is our pharmacy
Plant-based remedies from the rainforest are key to the health of indigenous peoples. But this centuries-old knowledge, which has only been passed down orally, is in danger of being lost. A systematic study is working to document the knowledge of the shamans for the benefit of indigenous people and humanity as a whole.
DRC activists fight exploitation, brutality and land grabbing by the palm oil industry
Feronia-PHC’s oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are more than 110 years old – and a never-ending blight on the lives of people in nearby communities. Land grabbing, violence and impoverishment are a sad reality there, but activists of the RIAO-RDC and villagers are standing up to it.
Buying rainforest and reforesting oil palm plantations in Sabah
Borneo’s most biodiverse rainforests can be found in eastern Sabah, yet the palm oil industry is fragmenting the habitat of pygmy elephants, orangutans and many other species. Our partners are buying plots of forest, reforesting plantation land, and linking the reserves into larger protected areas.
Help the Iban people defend their ancestral forests
Activist Matek Geram works tirelessly to defend the forests of Sarawak against palm oil companies and loggers by mapping the ancestral land of indigenous peoples and suing companies that intrude on it. If the resistance cannot wait, he can be found organizing peaceful blockades to keep the loggers out. Please support his work.
Protecting the rainforests of Sumatra
Roads and oil palm plantations, a planned dam, poaching – rainforests in northern Sumatra are in danger. Forest elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans are retreating into a shrinking habitat. We are funding ranger patrols to protect local ecosystems and reforestation by local conservationists. Please give to support their work.
Support Cambodia’s nature defenders
The Cambodian NGO Mother Nature was founded in 2012 to protect the country’s natural treasures against exploitation by the government and corporations. Relying on a network of students, monks, fishermen and farmers, the activists have had a major impact. We’re raising funds to support their continued successful work.
Help the Ekuri people of Nigeria defend their rainforest
The bulldozers are waiting and a potentially disastrous superhighway project is on hold for now. The indigenous people of Nigeria’s Cross River State are fighting for their community forest. They are in it for the long haul, and they need all the support they can get.
Urgent: Palawan’s activists need our help
The situation on the Philippine island of Palawan is deteriorating: those openly opposed to the destruction of valuable ecosystems for plantations are receiving death threats. Yet the people are determined to stand up against land grabbing by agribusiness firms being backed by the government. Please help them to protect Palawan’s forests.
Creating protected areas for West Africa’s chimpanzees
Chimpanzees are our closest relatives – yet humans have driven them to the brink of extinction in West Africa. Protecting their habitat is crucial to their survival. Our goal is to stake out at least 100,000 hectares as protected habitat for chimpanzees, pygmy hippos and forest elephants.
Borneo: orangutan rescuers need our support
On a typical day, veterinarians of International Animal Rescue (IAR) make their way through choking smoke, weighed down with medical supplies, a safety net, animal carrier and face masks. They are called out almost daily to rescue orangutans and other animals trapped by forest fires and attend to their medical needs.
Peru: buying rainforest for a protected area
A cocoa corporation is clearing rainforest land in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon for a vast industrial plantation – against the will of local villagers. They urgently need our support to buy rainforest land for protected areas to block the expansion of the plantation. Help them keep the forest out of the hands of the cocoa barons.
Philippines: mangrove reforestation
On the Philippine island of Samal in Davao Gulf, fishermen and students are planting thousands of mangrove seedlings financed by our donations. Mangrove forests are highly diverse coastal ecosystems that that play a crucial role as a nursery for marine life, thus ensuring bountiful fishing in the future.