OnE TREE PLANTED
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WHO ARE ONE TREE PLANTED?
One Tree Planted is a non-profit environmental charity on a mission of global reforestation. They plant trees in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
One Tree Planted are dedicated to making it easier for everyone to do their bit and to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!
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Along with helping to regulate the local climate, these trees will play an important role in retaining groundwater, reducing erosion, and improving overall soil health in the area they are planted. This will help give farmers and communities greater access to water for irrigating crops as well as drinking water.
One Tree Planted partners are working with local farmers in Western Uganda where they are planting trees which will provide sustainable food and income for land owners by growing fruits, nuts, and medicines. Planting trees in this area of Uganda will reduce erosion and improve the health of the soil degraded by agricultural expansion, aid in restoring riparian zones, and give local plants and animals a better habitat. Another aspect of this project is to train farmers on a range of topics from health to climate resiliency. These trees will be rigorously monitored and cared for as they will eventually be used to generate carbon offsets - meaning your trees will last a long, long time!
One Tree Planted's projects in Latin America are rebuilding forests and restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. Partners work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive.
One Tree Planted has planted trees in more than a dozen US states and across three Canadian provinces.
Their projects restore forests in the wake of major wildfires like those in Paradise, California; repair damage caused by industry and resource extraction; and even support the endangered Southern Resident Orca of the Pacific Northwest.
One Tree Planted's projects across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects are creating jobs and providing sustainable, long-term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.
REFORESTATION IN PERU
One Tree Planted recently visited their Amazon reforestation project in Peru to meet their partners and to check up on how the trees are doing! A big driver of deforestation in Peru is over-farming. By creating a mixed agroforestry system using cacao plants and native tree species, One Tree Planted can restore nutrients to the soil and prevent further degradation. More than 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest. This reforestation project is located in the Madre de Dios region, home to over 10 percent of the world's bird species. The goal is to restore and protect the "buffer zone" between Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and the city of Puerto Maldonado. This area has been identified as a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices in the region. Planting trees here will help conserve habitat for the Jaguar and hundreds of other species living in the protected areas, while providing sustainable livelihoods to local people.
The nearby Tambopata National Reserve is home to many rare species that have disappeared elsewhere in the Amazon due to poaching – including tapirs, spider monkeys, jaguars, and caiman. This tree planting project helps protect the area’s biodiverse primary forests and restore degraded land. Their partners work with local farmers in Puerto Maldonado to establish a sustainable agroforestry system using shade-grown cocoa, native tree species, and productive timber species. A farming cooperative has been established within the community, providing technical assistance and training for participants in the sustainable agroforestry model.
Agroforestry provides long term income that is sustainable economically as well as environmentally. Help establish a cooperative of local farmers that are empowered with this knowledge! The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest, spanning 9 countries in total: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. At 6.9 million square kilometers (2.72 million square miles), the Amazon Basin is roughly the size of the 48 contiguous United States and covers around 40% of the South American continent. Approximately 70% of South America's GDP is produced in areas that receive rainfall or water from the Amazon. From 2001 to 2017, Peru lost 2.67Mha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.4% decrease since 2000, and 307Mt of CO₂ of emissions. Between 2001 and 2017, a total of 688Mt of CO₂ (40.5Mt per year) was released into the atmosphere as a result of tree cover loss in Peru.
ONE TREE PLANTED IN ACTION
HOW PRIEST LONDON ARE HELPING ONE TREE PLANTED
As you probably already know, trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. They also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
Priest London are planting trees with One Tree Planted for every item sold. Not only will we donate a percentage of our annual sales to One Tree Planted, but you have the option to do your bit too by donating $1 (or equivalent) with your sale.