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Biodiversity in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has extremely high biodiversity. The total number of different plants and animals in Papua New Guinea is not accurately known but almost certainly exceeds 200,000 species. Scientists estimate that more than half the plants and animals found…

The illegal land grab in Papua New Guinea

5.2 million hectares of land in Papua New Guinea has been handed over to loggers. In 1996 the government developed a scheme granting Special Agricultural Business Leases. It allowed land owned by communities to be leased, with their consent, to people…

Cool Earth x Vivienne Westwood

The fabulous people at Vivienne Westwood’s flagship LA store are holding a special event next Thursday. Enjoy champagne, canapes, and other treats. The store is very kindly donating 20% of all proceeds from sales on the night to Cool Earth,…

Singing Orchid Discovered in the Amazon Rainforest

It’s well known that there are thousands of undiscovered species in the Amazon, but the latest find is one of the most incredible.   The rare singing orchid, found in rainforest. Scientists in Cool Earth’s Asháninka project in…

People and the Rainforest: the Relationship

Humans have been relying on the rainforest far longer than thought. Rainforests are incredible places: diverse, chaotic and full of more plants and animals than any other environment on earth.  But for a long time, scientists have argued that…

Cool Earth and Vivienne Westwood at aqua shard this christmas

This winter, contemporary British restaurant aqua shard will partner with British fashion designer and activist, Dame Vivienne Westwood, to create a spectacular 18 foot Christmas tree, exclusively branded chocolate bars made from cacao grown by Asháninka communities in Peru,…

Rainforest Voices: The Rainforest Shaman

Meet Noemi, the shaman in our Asháninka Project Each month, we’ll be introducing you to the incredible people behind our projects. The people who, without your support, would have lost their homes to the loggers. This February, meet Noemi…

Vivienne and Daphne Fight To End Ecocide

Fighting for the environment on the catwalk. The rainforests of Papua New Guinea are a far cry from the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week but the two came together for Vivienne Westwood’s Fashion Show. Splashed across an exquisitely designed…

Vivienne Westwood donates £1million to Cool Earth

Vivienne Westwood has gifted a £1 million donation to Cool Earth. Designer and activist Vivienne Westwood stands in the rainforest at sunset. She’s galvanised her friends to join the cause including Kate Moss, Lily Cole, Sadie Frost and…