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. We’re partnering with three strategically located villages to halt the advance of the palm frontier from the east – shielding the pristine rainforest behind.
Over a three 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 millions of acres of rainforest from the loggers.
With the help of our indigenous partners and supporters like you, we will do it.
Watch our film introducing our first partner village in Papua New Guinea