Did you know that with every Pacari order, you can help us to plant a tree in the Amazon rainforest of Peru and combat deforestation and climate change, in association with non-profit organisation One Tree Planted?
As we celebrate Earth Day 2020, we feel stronger than ever, our commitment to help protect our wildlife, environment and the world within which we live. Nothing can express the sheer devastation we feel at the destruction of ecosystems, local and indigenous livelihoods and biodiversity through the plunder of our rainforests and deforestation, among much more.
One Tree Planted has scheduled to plant 258,990 trees in the Peruvian rainforest. Sounds like a lot? A new study estimates that the Earth needs about 1 trillion MORE trees, so there’s a ton more that needs to be done.
More than 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest. This reforestation project is located in the Madre de Dios region, home to over 10 percent of the world's bird species. The goal is to restore and protect the "buffer zone" between Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and the city of Puerto Maldonado. This area has been identified as a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices in the region. Planting trees here will help conserve habitat for the Jaguar and hundreds of other species living in the protected areas, while providing sustainable livelihoods to local people. For more info, see how you can plant a tree upon purchasing our chocolate here https://bit.ly/2oQCoUs.
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