Your Impact Report
Orangerie Bay

This year, you did something extraordinary. You helped the people of Gadaisu village protect their rainforest.

Without your help, their land would have cleared for Palm Oil. But thanks to you, their forest is safe.

That’s not the best bit. By investing in Cool Earth’s award-winning model, your donation is changing lives as well as keeping trees standing.

Here is a snapshot of what your donation at the beginning of this year is now helping Orangerie Bay to achieve.

You’ve helped Prove the Value of the Forest

You helped to train two biodiversity officers and provide camera traps to monitor the forest. We know that a healthy forest is a biodiverse one. There’s strong evidence to show that forest areas inhabited by large animals store more carbon. And the presence of rare fauna and flora is a great incentive for communities wanting to preserve their forest.

So Issac and Nicky, the biodiversity officers, were understandably over the moon when they found that a group of Southern Crowned Pigeons was thriving in the forest near their village. This huge, majestic bird is the world’s largest pigeon and is at risk of becoming endangered. Finding evidence of them isn’t just great for Orangerie Bay, it’s great for science. The images, video, and data that Isaac and Nicky gather can be used to further knowledge about this elusive crowned beauty.

You’ve helped to out-price forest destruction

In every partnership, we work with the local community to determine income sources that we could help to develop. In Peru, coffee and cacao grow naturally, so with a small amount of training, some seeds, and some tools, our partners are able to turn their food gardens into money-making plots.

In Orangerie Bay, we’re working with Gadaisu village to find the best ways to create sustainable income sources from the coconuts and vanilla that grow on their doorsteps.

Whilst that project is progressing, you’ve helped fund some initiatives that are already increasing incomes for families in the partnership. Like the Dabu bakery:

And you’ve helped build a school for Gadaisu village.

Access to education in remote rainforest villages is difficult. And it’s not on the priority lists of governments in developing countries. But our partners in Papua New Guinea know that a good education, locally, is the key to the next generation becoming effective forest guardians. That’s why one of the first things the community association decided to invest in was new school buildings and equipment for Gadaisu School.

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