Habitat loss is the biggest threat to wildlife around the world.
Stand For Trees protects the forests that these animals call home.
Supporting us means you are helping to save some of the world’s most threatened species from extinction.
Why is it that Stand For Trees projects are so valuable to wildlife?
Many species need large areas of pristine forest to thrive. Others migrate through long land corridors every year. Still others are always living in fear of poaching and illegal hunting.
You may notice a theme: habitat loss. That’s probably the biggest threat to most wildlife, other than hunting. And animals might even be safer from hunting if they had enough forest to hide in.
Enter REDD+. By definition, it protects large areas of forest – that’s how it prevents climate change. And that means it is perfectly suited to also saving wildlife. Our largest project, Cordillera Azul National Park in Peru, is 1.5 million hectares! All together, Stand For Trees projects protect a land area that is larger than many countries.
Because they’re so large, our projects provide the habitat animals need. And that’s not all: just like for climate change, they also have to show that they are helping wildlife. This could mean a few different things, like:
In other words, they have to prove that they are helping wildlife thrive.
When you buy a Stand For Trees certificate, your purchase goes directly to these projects. That means you’re protecting thousands of species of animals, birds, and fish. And saving some of the world’s most threatened wildlife from going extinct.
Our projects have earned special status for protecting wildlife. Most of them, if not all, are home to at least a few critically endangered species. You’ve probably heard of some of them, like orangutans or lemurs.
But those are just the well known ones; there are many, many more. And not just animals, either. Some projects also have glorious birds, like macaws. Others host rare fish, insects, and butterflies.
All together, we protect a who’s who of the animal kingdom: giant river otters, jaguars, birds of paradise, rhinos, cheetahs, lions, leopards, spectacled bears, gibbons, pangolins. There’s even an exceedingly rare bat.
There are many more that are not so famous. But they are just as threatened – and just as important. (See the biodiversity page for why!)
For the wildlife devotees reading this, you can expand the toggles at the bottom of the page to see the highlights by project.