Trees provide food and shelter to virtually all land-based animals. Help us keep these animals fed and give them a home.
Trees are climate change’s greatest enemy. They absorb carbon dioxide, prevent soil erosion and restore water cycles.
Fight poverty by planting trees and helping local communities in need. Plant trees to make the Earth a better place for everyone.
We need urgent action to protect biodiversity
The biomass of wild mammals has fallen by 82%, natural ecosystems have lost about half their area and a million species are at risk of extinction – all largely as a result of human actions. Read more here.
Trees: most effective solution for global warming
According to experts, the space available for trees is far greater than previously thought, and would reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by 25%, keeping our temperatures from rising above 2°C. Read the article here.
Madagascar has suffered extreme deforestation, losses of 90% of the rainforest. DaoForest is partnering up with Eden Reforestation Projects to facilitate the planting of 2,500 hectares of land encompassing dry-deciduous forests and also mangroves hugging the coastline.
Our partner on the ground ensures the reforestation projects unfold smoothly while providing fair employment to people in need.
Not only does global deforestation lessen the amount of carbon absorbed by our fauna, but it also actively releases carbon into the atmosphere. According to the WWF, deforestation releases about a billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere. That alone causes around 10% of our greenhouse gas emissions.
There are many reasons why people deny the reality of climate change. Among the most common are financial interest, personal guilt, not caring about future generations, and thinking that nothing can be done. However, all those ways of thinking are deeply flawed. The financial impact of catastrophic climate change massively outways any short-term gain. Feeling guilt means you should do something about it instead of denying it.
Also, climate change is not just a problem for future generations but causing massive damage right now. By planting trees, reducing your carbon footprint, and motivating others to join, you CAN make a real change!
Hard to believe, but trees actually fight climate change on our behalf. According to experts, planting trees is the best tool available right now to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 2C. Indeed, the space available for trees is far greater than previously thought, and would reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by 25%. You can read the article here.
By using our service, you steadily grow your own forest month after month. What's more, we encourage every one of us, who wants to make an even bigger impact, to spread the word and post a link on social media. This way we make sure that more and more people are planting trees every day. Together we are even stronger!
Deforestation is catastrophic to many animal species causing rapid mass extinction. Indeed, in addition to swallowing up the extra carbon populating the atmosphere, trees also provide habitats for wildlife.
They in turn help to keep our environment clean and sometimes act as nutritious food sources. Certain crab and fish species, for instance, are a great source of food and income for locals in areas such as Madagascar.
Moreover, by employing members of the local communities in tree planting programs, we are using trees to sustain them as well as create projects that are strong and enduring.
For these reasons, we believe that reforestation is the most effective, tangible, and satisfying initiative for re-invigorating our fragile ecosystems.
DaoForest is an environmental impact venture. We work together with some of the most impactful NGOs around the world and make sure that our tree planting efforts happen as efficiently as possible. By being set up this way, we can ensure that we scale much quicker to make the most significant impact possible.
From the time the money reaches our account, it takes around two months until the tree is planted. Between then, we coordinate with our NGO partners from around the world. By carefully planning the proper allocation of funds, we ensure that our reforestation efforts happen where they are needed most. Critical factors include local weather, boots on the ground, the availability of labor, recent deforestation events, and social issues.
Armed with your support and aid, we and our partners populate the Madagascar coast with myriad species of trees, including mangroves. Mangrove trees are one of the most efficient carbon sequestering trees on the planet and planting them leads to benefits that exceed merely carbon capture.
Maybe you would prefer for the trees to be planted in your country? It is important to know that it doesn’t matter where the carbon dioxide is emitted or captured after one year so we chose a location where planting trees is cheaper for you and where it can provide employment to the poorest people at the same time. But we are also investing in drone technology so we can soon plant trees closer to you.
If you are a person living in Europe, Australia or North America, your carbon footprint is very likely contributing to an imminent climate catastrophe! Even if you are living environmentally conscious, your carbon footprint is having an enormous impact on the environment. Only by actively fighting carbon are we able to reverse climate change.
By joining our cause, you commit to living a carbon-negative life and motivating others to do the same. This way, you are doing all you can to save the planet!
We only work with tree-planting partners who plant trees responsibly. In addition, our partners are regularly audited by third parties, and publish internal reports for us with updates and data from our planting sites. Check out this annual audit for our Madagascan tree planting project for an audit example.
You can do a lot!