Your contribution not only helps us to purchase and protect mature forests from logging and development but also contributes to the conservation of natural habitats and the protection of biodiversity. These forests have the potential to provide a home for a variety of wildlife including the endangered Eurasian lynx and Siberian flying squirrel,. Protecting existing forests is crucial to prevent the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Our conservation projects work to preserve natural habitats and protect biodiversity, while ensuring that these forests continue to sequester carbon and provide other essential ecosystem services.
Preserve existing habitats and protect endangered species
Conserve mature forests and natural ecosystems
Prevent deforestation and release of carbon dioxide that it brings
Prevent monoculture rise
Preserve already established carbon sink
Preserving existing habitats and protecting endangered species is crucial for maintaining the ecological balance and biodiversity of Estonian forests. Studies have shown that the average carbon storage of Estonian forests is 268 ± 56 Mg C/ha, with up to 379 ± 56 Mg C/ha in old forests.
Deforestation can lead to the release of up to 75% of that stored carbon into the atmosphere.Forest harvesting and processing activities emit an estimated 10-20 tons of CO2 per hectare, which further emphasizes the importance of sustainable forest management practices.
Your contribution will help us purchase carefully selected land with the potential to thrive with additional care. We will be planting a diverse range of trees on this land, creating a more resilient ecosystem. By using native tree species and other vegetation, we aim to improve biodiversity, soil health, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. With your support, we can not only grow new biodiverse forests and provide new safe habitat for our endagered species like Great Grey Owl, Golden Eagle and Black Stork,, but also play a vital role in mitigating climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Create new habitats for wildlife to thrive
Support creation of new biodiverse forests
Contribute to sequestation of carbon
Help improve air and water quality in the surrounding areas
Provide a long-term solution for environmental conservation
Afforestation and reforestation projects in Estonia could respectively sequester approximately 7.4 and up to 12.5 tons of CO2 per hectare per year over a 50-year period, with an average sequestration rate of 10 tons of CO2 per hectare per year.
As trees grow, they absorb and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Well-established young birch, at the age of six, begin to store more carbon than they release.By the age of eight, these forest are able to store a significant amount of carbon per hectare, comparable to the annual carbon emissions of one Estonian.
What is your donation used for
We believe in the power of transparency to establish trust and showcase the effect of your donation. Here's an in-depth look at how your contributions are used:
The largest portion of your donation goes directly to the reforestation program-planting trees and restoring forests in Estonia. Your contribution helps us expand native forests, increasing biodiversity and sequestering carbon to mitigate climate change.
Another large part of your donation supports our efforts to conserve biodiversity. We're working diligently to safeguard unique Estonian species, create protected habitats, and preserve the natural balance of ecosystems.
Your donation enables us to develop educational programs and materials designed to inspire children and communities to become environmental stewards. Our initiatives extend to kindergartens and schools, where we aim to plant the seeds of curiosity and environmental responsibility.
By supporting our cause, your donation will help us take bold steps toward enriching education, advancing scientific research, and fostering a profound connection to the environment.
Growth and innovation
With your support, we can fund research and studies that explore innovative ways to restore ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and mitigate climate change. Aiming to discover and implement effective solutions and make advancements in the field.
Research and studies
In the quest to preserve our planet, knowledge is our greatest asset. With your support, we can fund research and studies that explore innovative ways to restore ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and mitigate climate change. Together, we aim to discover and implement effective solutions that drive meaningful change.
A portion, will be used for administrative and overhead expences. This ensures the long-term sustainability of your organization. This includes salaries, office space, utilities, legal and accounting fees, and other operational costs.
What donors get
In addition to these benefits, we want to express our deepest gratitude to every donor who joins us on this important journey, To formally acknowledge your contibution, each donor will receive a personalized certificate.
Your donation extends far beyond the borders of Estonia. It plays a vital role in mitigating climate change, preserving biodiversity, and protecting the natural world.
Being a donor lets you align your actions with your values, leaving a meaningful legacy.
Real, Measurable change
Your support translates into tangible, real-world outcomes. You can witness the transformation of natural habitats, the restoration of forests, and the sequestration of carbon, all resulting from your contributions. Your impact is visible, measurable, and lasting.
You become a valued member of a community that shares a deep love and respect for the natural world.