Building on the success of our groundbreaking Bio-Bridges habitat conservation project, we are launching our new corporate philanthropy program, The World Bio-Bridges Mission (Re-wilding the World), which aims to build an additional ten Bio-Bridges by 2020.
Our Bio-Bridges program has engaged millions of customers to do their bit in helping threatened orangutans, tigers, and monkeys.
Bio-Bridges protect and regenerate corridors between healthy rainforest, linking isolated and endangered animals and plant species, which allow them to thrive and breed again. Biodiversity loss is one of the earth’s biggest challenges today and habitat fragmentation is a key driver of biodiversity loss. The World Bio-Bridges Mission is focused on addressing these issues and sharing these principles with our customers.
The World Bio-Bridges Mission will also create opportunities for The Body Shop to identify potential new natural ingredients from these areas for our products, creating a sustainable sourcing pipeline. This will help to provide communities with alternative and sustainable income opportunities.
The World Bio-Bridges Mission is managed by The Body Shop International Limited and overseen by the World Bio-Bridges Mission Advisory Team with 14 internal and external representatives who will manage funding allocation.
The program is managed according to the program Terms of Reference. Every penny raised will directly fund partners to build Bio-Bridges. By connecting our corporate philanthropy closer to our business, we are able to use our professional skills, experience and knowledge to increase our ambitious target to build 10 new Bio-Bridges in addition to our existing commitment to protect and regenerate 75 million square meters of habitat by 2020.
“Bio-Bridges!? What, like the one they were going to build over the Thames? No, much more useful than that, and a little more remote. Wild animals need to swing and leap freely through the trees and not be restricted to what few diminishing patches of wild habitat are left. What do they need to be able to cross safely from one patch to another? Bio-Bridges. There are never enough!”
- Bill Oddie OBE, Broadcaster and Ambassador for World Land Trust The Body Shop’s partner for several Bio-Bridges projects
$1.69 from the sale of every Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm until 31 May 2018 will be used by The Body Shop’s World Bio Bridges Mission to support conservation and communities by funding Bio-Bridges. Our Program funds ground breaking organizations that build Bio-Bridges to connect land and create sustainable communities. The total raised from sales will be paid to non-profit organizations selected for their expertise in building Bio-Bridges around the world.
If you are an organization wishing to apply for one of The World Bio-Bridges Mission projects, please review our application form.
View the World Bio-Bridges Mission Terms of Reference.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BIO-BRIDGES, PLEASE VISIT OUR BIO-BRIDGES PAGE HERE
When you buy our skin-tingling Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask or Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap, you’re helping protect endangered red pandas in the Himalayas. From April 2018 (start dates may vary) we’ll donate 39 Cents to Red Panda Network with every charcoal mask or soap you buy, for a period of two months.
We’re helping Red Panda Network of Nepal plant more red panda food – including their favorite, bamboo! – and regenerating the forest by building a natural wildlife corridor called a ‘Bio-Bridge’.
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