Buy and preserve up to 100 sqm with only 3.50€
Preserving habitats for people and animals
30 football pitches less forest - per minute
The greatest loss occurs in the tropics - both in the tropical dry and rain forests. The main causes of deforestation include livestock breeding and agriculture: in Asia and Africa, it is primarily the cultivation of palm oil that is causing major forest losses, while in South America the production of grain for biofuel production is causing major forest losses.
In the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, the population wants to protect their nature permanently by purchasing rainforest plots
The jungle village Tamshiyacu is located in the middle of the Peruvian rainforest on the banks of the Amazon. For generations, the people there have lived from and with the jungle without destroying it extensively. They fish in the river, plant fruit and vegetables on small plots and keep a few chickens and pigs - it is enough for a very simple life.
The rainforest is massively in danger
A plantation company clears the forest to plant cocoa for export. To resist the company's plans, the people of Tamshiyacu have joined forces and are buying rainforest land to make it difficult for the cocoa company to expand. The land is being secured as a communal nature reserve. 42 plots of land with a total area of 554 hectares of rainforest have already been purchased and thus saved from deforestation. In the long term, the protection zones are also to be recognised as such by the state.
More than just a purchase
In order to create additional, alternative sources of life and income in harmony with nature, the organisation also runs an ecological agricultural project. Permaculture alone enables existing agricultural plots in the rainforest to be used in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, which means that clearing is no longer necessary. Your amount also includes the costs for surveying, notary, formalities and visits to authorities. Furthermore the care, conservation and patrolling.
Rettet den Regenwald e.V. has been actively involved in the protection of the rainforest since 1986. The non-profit association names rainforest destroying projects, companies and political decision makers. Rettet den Regenwald e.V. also supports local grassroots organisations in the tropics to prevent land theft, deforestation, animal murder/torture and environmental destruction.
Help the people to preserve their home and to protect the rainforest sustainably.
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The Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.