LOCATION: Rainforests in Colombia, Ecuador, and Guatemala
SIZE: 60% of all land biodiversity on earth
KEY SPECIES: 60% of all land biodiversity on earth
HABITAT: Lowland Rainforest to highland Cloud Forest
THREATS: Deforestation, cattle and crops, infrastructure, mining
ACTION: Save TWO acres for Earth Day for only $100
LOCAL PARTNERS: Multiple
FINANCIAL NEED: $100 for TWO acres
Project Update: The land highlighted in this project has been purchased. Additional land will become available so donations are still being accepted.
Did you know? Rainforests are the richest places on earth holding the majority of the planet's biodiversity; 25 of the richest biodiversity hotspots cover just 1.4% of the surface of the planet yet contain more than 60% of all terrestrial biodiversity.
We are losing these rainforests and species at an unprecedented rate due to the devastating effects of deforestation for timber, conversion to farmland, infrastructure projects, and mining.
WLT-US works with local partners to purchase and protect these precious rainforests for just $100 per acre. This Earth Day, show you care by donating to WLT-US to help us preserve rainforest acres.
Thanks to generous support from the WLT-US Board and Ann Kruglak of Mystic Dreamer Art, any gift made during the week of Earth Day 2012 was matched, dollar for dollar, allowing each donation to double its impact! For every $100 donated, TWO acres were saved forever.