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Here is a selection of projects that are making a real difference on the ground.
Myanmar: We need our forests, not mines!
In Myanmar, activist Kyaw Soe is standing up to a mining company that is wrecking the mountain forests of his ancestral land: drainage from the mine is poisoning the lakes he and his 2,000 fellow villagers rely on for drinking water – many are sick, several have died. The villagers need our support in their fight to shut the mine down.
Planting trees for orangutans
Indonesian environmentalist Basuki Bude Santoso has planted thousands of trees in his lifetime. For a number of years, he has been working to reforest orangutan habitat destroyed by plantation companies – including 80 hectares of land deep in Tanjung Puting National Park.
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.
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.
Peru: buying rainforest for a protected area
A cacao corporation is currently clearing rainforest land in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon for a vast industrial plantation – against the will of local villagers. They want to rescue their environment and urgently need our support to buy rainforest land for a protected area. Let's help them keep the land out of the hands of the cacao barons.
Borneo: environmentalists need our support
“The current trend of converting rainforest into palm oil plantations is devastating our country. Our people cannot provide for themselves any longer; endangered species such as the orangutans are doomed to die.” Our Partner Nordin asks for financial support to realize his action plan to save Indonesia's nature.
Cambodia: support the defenders of Areng Valley
Areng Valley, a remote region in southwestern Cambodia, is home to an ancient forest and numerous rare animal species. However, a planned hydroelectric dam threatens to flood the entire valley. The indigenous people of the valley and Buddhist monks are standing firm against the hydropower company and need our support.
Protecting mountain forests through education
The “Hall of Learning” – as the Lauje people call their school – is a proud new addition to Kinapasan, a rainforest village on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The building and the teacher’s pay were all financed by our donations. For the villagers, education is the key to standing their ground against predatory corporations.
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.