Regular Donor Report
Lubutu Winter 2016

 

THANKS TO YOU, 2016 HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR COOL EARTH

At the beginning of the new year, take some time to explore some of the highlights from Lubutu that you made happen.

You strengthened families

Forest is only protected when families are strong and healthy enough to defend it. It’s no surprise that clean water, health, and nutrition are priorities for all our indigenous partners.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Lubutu Winter 2016

STOVES

Fumes from traditional open fires kill more people than aids and malaria combined. 1 Fumes from traditional open fires kill more people than aids and malaria combined. On top of that, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, demand for fuelwood is the biggest pressure on the forest. New energy efficient stoves reduce the need for fuel wood and make for healthier, happier families. No wonder our partners in Lubutu have built more than 80 this year.



You improved the health of the forest

The more biodiverse a forest is, the more carbon it holds. That’s why we use the health of the forest and the species in it as an indicator of the success of our partnerships. And when we find evidence of threatened species thriving, that’s an even bigger reason to celebrate.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Lubutu Winter 2016

GORILLAS

Our forest watch teams in Lubutu stumbled across not one but five families of Grauer’s gorilla in May. They’re the most endangered gorillas on the planet and we’re thrilled to see them thriving in our Congo partnership.



And you've set the stage for the best year yet

It’s Cool Earth’s tenth birthday next year and we’re going for a step change in the way we operate. In preparation, this year we’ve welcomed new villages, new team members, and new ways of working. Together we’ll save a million acres in 2017.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Lubutu Winter 2016

REFINING OUR MODEL

Throughout this year our Programmes team have been working on refining our practices and producing an open source version of the Cool Earth model. This ‘toolbox’ will work anywhere in the world and will be available to any community who want to save their forest. Watch this space - we’ll be telling you much more next year.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Lubutu Winter 2016
THANK YOU
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