RE-WILD THE WORLD

TREES ARE FOR LIFE NOT JUST CHRISTMAS*

That's why every purchase with us this Christmas will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square metres of forest in England and Armenia as part of our World Bio-Bridges Mission**

WHAT BIO-BRIDGES ARE WE FUNDING WITH EVERY PURCHASE WITH US THIS CHRISTMAS?

*1.8p from every transaction with us during November and December will be donated to our partners the Woodland Trust and World Land Trust to be shared to fund the protection and re-wilding of at least 10 million square metres of land in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, UK, and the Caucasus Wildlife refuge in the Ararat province, Armenia. To ensure that this is achieved, The Body Shop has committed to donate a minimum total of £100,000 to the World Land Trust and £150,000 to the Woodland Trust respectively, regardless of total donations collected from customer transactions.

OUR MISSION IN ENGLAND***

With new partners the Woodland Trust, we’re giving a minimum of £150,000 to build multiple mini bio-bridges in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, an ancient woodland on the English-Welsh border. Without action, the wildlife here will become increasingly isolated and restricted to small pockets of disconnected woodland. This project may also benefit one of the UK’s rarest mammals, the pine marten. A reintroduction of this iconic species is planned in the near future.

OUR MISSION IN ARMENIA

With our partners at World Land Trust, we’re giving a minimum of £100,000 to support the protection of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, a reserve located in a biodiversity hotspot in the Ararat province, Armenia.

Created by leasing lands from surrounding rural communities, the reserve protects crucial habitat for some of Armenia’s most threatened species, including the Caucasian lynx and leopard. This project will benefit community development as well as biodiversity conservation.

WHAT BIO-BRIDGES ARE WE FUNDING WITH OUT LIMITED EDITION HEMP & BRITISH ROSE HAND CREAM?

For every purchase of our Limited Edition Hemp and British Rose Hand Cream, we'll donate £1 to help re-wild the world through our World Bio-Bridges Mission. We want to support organsiations like new partners Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Queensland Koala Crusaders.

WHAT IS OUR MISSION IN KYRGYZSTAN?

With Fauna & Flora International (FFI), we aim to plant around 10,000 trees in the wild fruit and nut forests of Kyrgyzstan. These forests help provide sanctuary for key bird species, including the endangered Egyptian vulture. The project will also engage hundreds of locals living in the region in forest health and improving the sustainability of forest harvests.

WHAT IS OUR MISSION IN QUEENSLAND?

With the Queensland Koala Crusaders, we aim to plant 12,000 trees and restore over 30 hectares of cleared land in Queensland, Australia. This project will help turn the tide against the loss of habitat in the area, which is recognised as a biosphere reserve. Reconnecting and restoring this former timber plantation will help the threatened koala population to eventually thrive again.




*Slogan 'Trees are for life, not just for Christmas' used with kind permission of Dogs Trust.

**8th November 2018 - 7th January 2019: Greece, Russia, Malta, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Cyprus
1st November 2018 - 31st December 2018: all other participating countries.

***The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 294344) and in Scotland (No. SC038885). World Land Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1001291).