Save forests – protect the climate
One kilo of seeds for 15,000 reforestation seedlings costs 45 euros.
Trees represent more than only wood and leaves. They protect the climate and save lives: They store CO2, spend vital raw materials and protect from soil erosion. But the valuable forest inventory is in danger, with serious consequences for the global climate and the people: To lose the forest results in the loss of biological versatility and economical possibilities of impoverished folks. We included about 1,000 families in the reforestation of the national parks of Yasuni and Manu in Peru and Ecuador for example, we offer them economic incentives and develop alternative forestation methods. This is how they learn to protect forests and how to not only use them as a source of raw material.
”I didn’t have a clue of the meaning of young trees for climate protection before. That changed! The best of it all is that we don’t only live better ourselves, but we’re also improving the future of our children and grandchildren”, explains Carlos Caranqui, farmer in Peru.
- The worldwide forest land is reduced by 13 million hectare every year. This is more than the whole forest of Germany.
- Trees spend vital resources like wood, food and medicine.
- If trees are cleared, the community loses important sources of income.