Indonesia’s forests are a treasure chest of wildlife. The country is home to between 10 and 15 percent of the world’s known plants, mammals, and birds.
In the last 50 years, more than 74 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest have been lost —an area twice the size of Germany.
This project helps to educate local villages about the importance of conservation, create jobs for those in the area, and provide long-term income for the community.
Why plant trees?
a) Protect endangered species
Indonesia’s forests are the home of endangered species such as orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and Sun bears.
b) Reduce the impact f fires
Young, healthy forests can reduce future wildfires and reduce the impact of smoke on public health.
c) BUILD COMMUNITIES
One Tree Planted’s local partners run village-based education that teach local people how to meet the needs of their community sustainably.