One charity gift that is proving a huge hit for Christmas, a birthday or annivrsary is to give or buy someone an acre of rainforest.
Green gifts are getting more and more popular, and saving an acre of rainforest is a creative and worthwhile present that will benefit the planet as well as the person you give it to.
One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second with tragic consequences for both developing and industrial countries. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation. We are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species every single day due to rainforest deforestation.
You can buy, and so save, an acre of rainforest quickly and easily online through the World Land Trust.
An unusual gift for friends or loved ones, your gift will help safeguard some of the most threatened animals and plants on the planet – so you will literally be giving a gift to the world.
Even if you don't do it as a gift for Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary, it's a great way to offest your carbon emissions too!
Through the World Land Trust your gift will save an acre of tropical rainforest in Ecuador, or save coastal steppe in Patagonia, or elephant habitat in India.
Since 1989, the World Land Trust has helped save over 300,000 acres of threatened wildlife habitat worldwide. The trust currently has projects in South America and India, the success of which are dependent on generous support from individuals.
You can choose which one of several conservation projects to donate to – £25 will save half a real acre of wilderness in a Real place - together with all the wildlife that depends upon it.
A perfect, original present for an animal or nature lover.