The sixth grade class at Warwick Neck Elementary School was learning about the rainforest and became particularly engaged when the local zoo brought some of the small mammals that live in the rainforest to visit. The kids were intrigued - and horrified – to learn that the habitat of these cute little creatures is being threatened by ranching and mining. They learned that the Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest – thirteen times the size of California – and is home to 25 percent of all species on Earth. They were motivated to do something and the class raised $201.00 for The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees initiative in the Amazon.
The Nature Conservancy is collaborating with many partners in Brazil to bring the Atlantic Forest back from the brink. We are helping to plant one billion trees over one million acres to reconnect forest fragments and increase habitat for wildlife. Private companies, government agencies, and local landowners are all working with the Conservancy’s scientists to accelerate the recovery of this extraordinary forest. By restoring the forest, the Billion Trees campaign is also creating jobs and protecting the local water supply.
For more information and to join Warwick Neck Elementary in helping a tree grow today, please visit Plant A Billion Trees One dollar. One tree. One planet.