Maisons du Monde employees selected the association as the staff favourite following our call for projects. Since 23 February, 100% of the ARRONDI en caisse micro-donations have gone to Envol Vert in support of its project to preserve the Amazon rainforest and its biodiversity in Peru.
The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and it alone is home to almost half of the Earth’s biodiversity. The Amazon also plays a fundamental role in regulating the climate and new diseases known as zoonoses, for example COVID-19. And yet deforestation continues at breakneck speed.
In Peru (the country with the second-largest area of the Amazon rainforest after Brazil), the main cause of deforestation is the expansion of agricultural plots and the illegal logging of precious wood, supplying the black market. The precarious position of local populations also contributes to the destruction of the forest.
Donations from the ARRONDI en caisse campaign will help Envol Vert fight deforestation in three regions of Peru by:
For more information, you can go to the project page on the Foundation’s website or the association’s website.