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  • A family of elephants moving through the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor between Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, Kenya.

    Kasigau Wildlife Sanctuary

    $15.00 available on subscription

    Kenya

    Kasigau Wildlife Sanctuary

    Conserves critical African elephant migration corridor

    Supports community education and employment opportunities

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How it works

Project saves a forest, stopping carbon emissions

Independent auditors verify successes

Project issues carbon credits

You buy credits through Stand For Trees

Project receives money to keep delivering results

Questions?

Why choose Stand For Trees?

Forests store millions of tonnes of carbon, host 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, and are home to about 350 million people.

Stand For Trees projects don’t just fight climate change; they also hold special certifications for protecting ecosystems and wildlife, reducing poverty, and creating sustainable livelihoods.

How do you save the planet?

We tackle tropical deforestation at its core – by preventing mature, resilient trees from being chopped down. This protects the climate, ecosystems, and communities. Our projects make a difference not only for the planet, but also for the wildlife and people that call forests home.

I hear a lot about planting trees. Why don’t you do that?

While reforestation has its merits, we are not in the business of planting trees. In a nutshell, that’s because new trees take decades to absorb a significant amount of carbon – and may never store as much as mature forests already do today. Waiting for them to reach full carbon storage capacity would be too little, too late. Plus, young forests aren’t developed enough to support wildlife, biodiversity, people, and livelihoods like the rich ecosystems in old-growth forests do. To read about this in more detail, see our extensively researched blog post here.

What 'model' are you referring to?

Stand For Trees uses REDD+, a model created by the United Nations. REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, and the ‘+’ stands for all the other things we get from forests, like biodiversity, livelihoods, wildlife habitat, and much more.

What is so great about REDD+?

REDD+ puts a financial value on protecting forests, creating an economic alternative to deforestation by creating carbon credits. Because we can only bring you these credits after emissions reductions have been verified by detailed third-party audits, supporting REDD+ means buying into success – for the climate, local and indigenous communities, endangered species, and ecosystems.

How do I know I’m really making a difference?

All of our projects are certified to two industry benchmarks – Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard. We’re serious about saving forests in the most legitimate and effective way possible, and our pay-for-performance model and rigorous standards make sure of this.

If you buy a credit from a Stand For Trees project, you’ll receive a certificate with a unique serial number verifying your purchase. You can be sure your donation is fighting deforestation from all angles.

How much should I contribute?

Our mission is essentially to crowdfund forest protection. Thanks to our pay-for-performance model, every contribution has a real, measurable impact – no amount is too small to make a difference. Each time you donate to a Stand For Trees project, you’ll know exactly how your money is being put to use. Fighting climate change doesn’t have to be hard, and you’re in the right place if you’re looking for a way to make an impact!

Is Stand For Trees the best way to have an impact?

We like to think so. Projects are only available after they show proof of success – just like anything you might buy in a store. In other words, no success means no payment. Compare this to donating to a campaign, which may or may not result in success.

We’d also say that protecting our forests also gives you the biggest bang for your buck, because the only way to have a verified impact on climate, ecosystems, biodiversity, wildlife, and people at the same time.

What happens to my money?

We take a small commission to cover operating expenses, and send the rest on to projects.

Still curious? Hear from our people...

“Forests and wildlife are in danger. As a ranger, it is my goal to ensure that forests and wildlife remain for the next generation.”

Sowath RethyRanger, Southern Cardamom

“Despite the quiet, we lived in fear because of illegal loggers. Many threatened to cut wood here. With the project came the patrols to stop the cutting, and after that, everything got much better. Nobody else disturbs or threatens us.”

AldenoraResident, Brazilian Rosewood

“Protecting mother nature and educating my community on wildlife and the environment makes my work as a ranger so worthwhile.”

Jessica NjeriRanger, Kasigau

Tragically, Jessica Njeri was fatally injured in an elephant attack in December 2020. We have left this up as a tribute to her memory.

... and our supporters

“I love Stand For Trees. They provide a way for people to help save endangered forests and the people and wildlife that live within them.”

J.R.

“I donate to Stand For Trees when I’m offsetting a specific event, like a flight. I use the certificate as a conversation starter.”

D.G.

“Stand For Trees is a highly driven team that cares about what matters most. A place your donation can actually have a big impact.”

R.H.

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