Rainforest Champions | What Cool Earth can achieve in 2019 thanks to you

Written by: Molly

Posted on February 7, 2019

In December 2018, Cool Earth’s supporters raised more than any year previously. And thanks to two generous donors, every penny donated was matched. That means Cool Earth’s partners can do twice as much to protect the world’s remaining rainforest. Here’s just some of what they plan to achieve in 2019. Thank you for making it possible.

 

Peru

A village in the Peruvian Amazon is where it all started. Now, ten years on, 21 villages and over 5,000 community members are united to protect their forest. From ensuring crops such as cacao and coffee are out-pricing loggers, to implementing health and safety frameworks, it’s shaping up to be a busy year for our in-country teams.

 

Papua New Guinea

With nearly 1,000 languages and incredibly biodiverse rainforest, Papua New Guinea is a fascinating albeit challenging place to work in conservation. The threat from unsustainable palm plantations is increasing, so arming local people with the skills and tools needed to develop sustainable incomes and protect rainforest is vital. In 2019, Cool Earth’s local champions will work towards increasing capacity and resilience to climate threats through a variety of activities.

“For too long our people have been drinking from murky water wells and creeks. We encounter many sicknesses from these dirty waters. We are very happy and grateful for this new source of safe drinking water. Once again we say thank you to Cool Earth and donor partners.”

– Alusi, Wabumari

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo

Thanks to you, Cool Earth can commit to working alongside Flora and Fauna International (FFI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a further three years. Continuing civic unrest makes life difficult and forest conservation nowhere near a priority in Lubutu. By combining livelihood development and methods to improve health with measures that reduce the stresses on surrounding forest, we’re helping people improve their lives while keeping the carbon-rich rainforest standing.

 

Building the network

The most exciting plan for 2019 involves protecting more rainforest and reaching more communities than ever. Thanks to you, Cool Earth is creating a network of forest protection partnerships with local champions. From Cameroon to Cambodia, this rainforest network will supercharge Cool Earth’s impact and further our mission to halt deforestation and its effect on climate change.

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