Included in this year’s gift guide are TNC’s “Top 5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts”.
- Adopt an Acre ($50 per acre)
Help protect threatened habitats by adopting acres in critical locations around the world at only $50 per acre. Adopt an acre in one of the following places:
- Africa’s Grasslands and Savannas
- Austalia’s Gondwana Link
- Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
- The Appalachians in the United States
- Las Californias in the United States
- Southern Coastal Plain Forests in the United States
- Brazil Atlantic Forest
- Plant a Tree in the Atlantic Forest ($1 per tree)
One dollar plants one tree and helps support the Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.
When you give Plant a Billion Trees as a gift, you can select the number of trees you plant and to help save paper, you can set up an e-card to announce your gift on any day you choose.
- Adopt a Coral Reef
The Adopt a Coral Reef program raises funds for important coral reef projects in the Dominican Republic, Palau and Papua New Guinea. The program provides critical funds for the permanent protection and restoration of these reefs.
As some of the most biodiverse and wondrous places in the world, coral reefs need our immediate attention. If the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world’s coral reefs will be destroyed by the year 2050.
- Help Save the Northern Jaguar.
Deforestation and hunting have led to the decline of the northern jaguar. Your gift helps protect the habitat that northern jaguars need to survive and flourish.
- Give Clean Water
Every time a free-flowing river is altered, a lake is fouled by toxic runoff or a wetland is drained, the ability of freshwater systems to sustain life is disrupted and weakened. Your gift will help to finance conservation activities such as restoring riparian forest, setting up environmental education projects, installing equipment that tracks pollution and sedimentation rates in rivers and streams and giving families peace of mind that the water they drink is safe and clean.
So there you have it. The top 5 eco-friendly holiday gifts from The Nature Conservancy. Be sure to check out their other gifts at the Green Gift Guide.