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 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).