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.
Papua New Guinea is a country of incredible diversity. A thousand languages are spoken. Over three quarters of the country is covered in the world’s third-largest rainforest, sheltering more undiscovered species than anywhere on earth.
It is also poised on the brink of disaster.
Once replaced with a palm plantation, there is no chance for the forest.
Situated in Milne Bay province in eastern Papua New Guinea, Cool Earth is working alongside villages of Gadaisu, Godidi and Kaifouna, a total population of 310 people. These villages are situated on the west of the advancing palm frontier and are strategically placed to shield the pristine rainforest behind.
Over a seven year period, we’re aiming to achieve zero deforestation within the partnership areas and to double community incomes. We will use exactly the same light touch, community led approach that has so far shielded five million acres of rainforest from the loggers.
With the help of our indigenous partners and supporters like you, we will do it.
SPECIES OF ANIMAL SHELTERED
ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED
Watch our film introducing our first partner village in Papua New Guinea
Empowering 67 families to halt the advancing palm oil frontier.
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