Save the Rainforest with Klarstein
From now on we give 1% of every purchase in our online shop directly to Rainforest Trust in order to support the survival of our rainforests and endangered animal species.
About Rainforest Trust and Saving Indigenous Lands in the Amazon
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement. For over 30 years, they have successfully ensured sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.
With every purchase, Klarstein hopes to raise funds to collaborate with one of their urgent appeals: Saving Indigenous Lands in the Amazon. Together with Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon (CEDIA), Rainforest Trust aims to title 220 native communities covering more than 2,428,113 hectares in order to legally protect indigenous lands. These actions need to be urgently initiated to prevent mining and timber concessions to companies wanting to exploit these lands, which would jeopardize the ecosystem.
Once legally given the titles, communities will be empowered to manage their lands according to land use regulation plans. This will lead to long-term habitat protection, ensuring the colonization pressure disappears and our rainforests can be preserved. In addition, this will provide protection for threatened species such as the white-bellied spider monkey, giant otter and black-faced spider monkey.
What’s happening in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazonia is the world’s largest tropical forest, extending its area to 9 countries in South America. After Brazil, Peru holds the second largest area of Amazonian rainforest. In fact, more than half of the country’s surface is covered in trees making Peru one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. In only 15 years, one million hectares of woodland have been cut down in Peru, which holds 13% of the Amazon rainforest. The scale and severity of the fires occurring in Brazil, Peru or Bolivia, amongst others, is alarming and calls us to action.
Historically, fires in the Amazonia are related to deforestation, one of the techniques used to clean up the land and use it for agricultural or livestock breeding purposes. It could take several decades for the forests to recover from these harmful practices. According to WWF, the Amazon is one of the top deforestation fronts, expected to have more deforestation and forest degradation than anywhere else by 2030. Roughly 284,899 hectares of Peru's forests are cut down every year, around 80% of them illegally. This rainforest loss hurts not only the trees and Peru's wildlife but also accounts for nearly half of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
In Peru there are over 330,000 people who depend directly on the country's forests for their sustainment, and countless more who depend on the numerous product and ecosystem services those forests provide. Without the titles to their territories, native communities have no legal instrument to defend these lands and their wildlife from activities like logging and agricultural expansion.
Let's make an impact!
Klarstein wants to offer a solution and collaborate together with you: 1% of every purchase will go towards Rainforest Trust to support saving indigenous lands in the Amazon. We thank you for your support!
- Amazon has a great biodiversity, being home to more than 10 million of species.
- Deforestation negatively impacts climate change and oxygen creation.
- It directly affects native indigenous communities.
- 70% of plants containing anti-cancer properties exist only in rainforests.