Thursday, January 29, 2009

Plant A Rainforest

The Revive a Rainforest campaign in Costa Rica is part of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) BioGems initiative to save wildlife and wildlands across the Americas.

Costa Rica is best known for its lush rainforests and spectacular wildlife. Yet many of those species -- spider monkeys, jaguars, ocelots, and yellow and blue macaws -- are in great danger of extinction.

The major culprit? The destruction of forests.

And deforestation hurts more than wildlife. The slash-and-burn clear-cutting of forests across the globe emits more CO2 than all the world's cars, trucks and planes combined.

For only $10, you can be part of bringing a bare field in Costa Rica’s Turrialba region -- which was once a lush rainforest -- back to vibrant life by planting 20,000 trees.

This rejuvenated forest will be a sanctuary for rare and threatened Costa Rican wildlife including toucans and monkeys. It will also help fight the climate crisis by capturing carbon pollution from the atmosphere and storing it away for centuries.

When you plant a tree in your own name … or as a gift in the names of your friends and family … you'll be planting a better future for our planet. Learn more about this breakthrough new project.

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