Without action, advancing palm oil plantations, corruption and logging are threatening this forest. It is poised on the brink of disaster. Once destroyed, it can take hundreds of years for rainforest to regenerate.
In Milne Bay Province in eastern Papua New Guinea, Cool Earth is working alongside the villages of Gadaisu, Wabumari and Sololo, a total population of 652 people, protecting hundreds of acres of rainforest.
We’re aiming to reduce deforestation within the partnership areas while improving community incomes. Putting people first, as in Peru, but using different approaches suitable to local culture and traditions. A community-led approach helping to protect rainforest around the world.
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Our Ashaninka Project in central Peru is working alongside 15 villages to form a shield to halt the advance of logging and protect millions of acres of pristine rainforest.
Our first project outside of the Amazon is working with 5 villages in eastern DR Congo to form a buffer for two neighbouring national parks.
Located in one of Peru's worst deforestation hotspots, we're partnering with 6 Awajun villages to defend their vunerable forest.
Helping three villages turn down the off of a palm oil contract to prevent 140,000 acres of primary forest being converted into monoculture
Strengthening the capacity of six villages in PNG's Highlands so they are best placed to make decisions on the future of their forest.
Of all the drivers of deforestation, palm oil is the worst. An ecosystem that has taken millions of years to evolve is destroyed in a matter of days.
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