Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet
Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet: the country consists of more than 17,000 islands, hosting incredible proportions of the global mammal, reptile, bird and fish populations. These include 135 threatened mammal species, including the endangered Sumatran tiger, orangutans, the Javan rhinoceros and Sumatran elephants.
What is the problem?
Over the last 3 decades, Indonesia has lost more than 40% of its mangrove forests, grievously affecting not only the natural environment and the species that inhabit it, but also the communities that depend on this ecosystem for survival.
What’s our plan?
Green Future Project is working closely with our reforestation partner to restore and protect uniquely vital forest systems on Biak Island; currently 75% of the island’s mangrove estuaries have been deforested. The project involves local populations in the planting of various different species of mangrove, both stimulating job creation and restoring the health of this ecosystem. Our Forest Partner program blocks the deforestation of this kind of threatened habitat, thereby preventing the critical release of stored carbon. As a single acre of Amazonian rainforest stores about 725 metric tons of CO2, the ensured protection of this land offsets a significant volume of emissions.
How can you participate?
By subscribing to our Carbon Neutral partnership, you will support all of our reforestation projects around the world, including the Indonesia reforestation project.