Our Success Stories
To date Healthy Planet's Adopt-a-Plot initiative has given over £180,000 to conservation work across the globe. We are proud to support such fantastic environmental projects and could not do it without the help of our generous adopters.
Whether you want to adopt a plot as a gift or become a conservation partner, our Adopt a Plot scheme is a unique, engaging way to protect nature for all of our futures. Here are some of our success stories.
The Great Fen Project
Wetland restoration in England
|Since 1600, more than 99% of the original Fen wetlands in England have been drained for agriculture. The Great Fen project in Cambridgeshire is one of the most exciting ongoing habitat restoration projects ever undertaken in Britain.|
|Find out more|Serra Bonita Reserve Complex, Brazil
Employing a park guard
|Brazil's Atlantic Forest is one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet, but less than 2% of its Central Corridor is protected in full. Over 93% of its original forest has been destroyed, mostly in the last 50 years, and the devastation of what remains is ongoing. |
|Find out more|El Paujil Nature Reserve, Colombia
Construction of a park guard station
|The Serrania del las Quinchas is a 860 km2 area of tropical rainforest and cloud forest in the foot hills of the Colombian Andes. It is home to a huge number of threatened endemic birds, including the critically endangered blue-billed Curassow, locally named ‘El Paujil’. However, fuelled by coca cultivation, illegal logging and clearance for cattle ranching, deforestation rates are currently as high as 5.2% per year.
|Find out more|Keeper of the Mountains Foundation
|In the Appalachian Mountains in the USA, a devastating form of coal mining termed, Mountaintop removal, has been causing unrivalled and mostly untold destruction in one of the most bio-diverse regions of North America. Since 1985, an estimated 1,214 square miles of mountains have been completely levelled off to get to the valuable coal underneath. The process not only leads to the obvious destruction of the land, but also affects wildlife and communities surrounding the mines through contaminated water, pollution from coal dust and disturbance from the massive explosions that are used to blast the mountains.|
|Find out more|South Georgia Heritage Trust
Helping restore South Georgia's environment
|The introduction and spread of Norway brown rats and other rodents to South Georgia is devastating the island's environment. Already whole areas have been decimated by rodents, which threaten to penetrate the few remaining rodent-free areas of South Georgia. Healthy Planet has been supporting our partners The South Georgia Heritage Trust in their groundbreaking Habitat Restoration Project which aims to save the island's native habitat by eradicating rodents from the entire island.
|Find out more|Zov Tigra National Park, Russian Federation
Supporting anti-poaching teams
|At present, the Amur tigers range includes Primorsky and Khabarovsky regions in the South of the Russian Far East. In the Primorsky region, the Amur tiger's habitat is made up of 123,000 km2. Sadly, the tigers range is fragmented into three sites: the core population inhabits the Sikhote-Alin mountain chain; two other dwell along the south-western and north-western borderlines with China.
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