Some trees in the Amazon rainforest are in danger of extintion due to their indiscriminate extraction. Their wood is used to make luxury furniture and many farmers choose to cut down and sell these trees for their wood, even though the Ecuadorean government prohibits this. Many families depend on this ocassional income as they are in vulnerable socio-economic positions. By purchasing the protection of these trees, you create incentives for families to keep their trees alive.
Protect endangered tree species for one year
Why is it important?
Each tree that is 35 years old, or older, consumes up to one ton of CO2 per year. This is very important for reducing the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The more large trees the planet has, the more carbon is sequestered and held inside each tree.