Tree AdoptionHave you ever heard the saying “prevention is better than cure”? We firmly believe in this and invite you to help maintain existing forests, for example by adopting standing trees, not only to plant new ones. Through our tree adoption program, you can donate and contribute to the costs of patrolling the forest to ensure that trees of at least 15 years old aren’t cut down. These larger trees are particularly important in protect water systems and producing oxygen.
Hutan Itu Indonesia has introduced tree adoptions to urban communities through several programs, including Kulari ke Hutan, which has taken place twice so far, in 2016 and 2017. In Kulari ke Hutan, each participant running 5 kilometer adopts one tree for a year, with money coming from sponsorship and matching funds. We also used the proceeds of Foresta Musika Concert ticket sales in 2017 to adopt trees. Click the program link to see the details!
If you would like to adopt a tree, you can contact the following organizations:
Alam Sehat Lestari is a social non-profit organization that takes an innovative approach by combining community health and natural preservation programs. Through its Adopting Trees (Adopsi Pohon) program in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, donations for tree adoptions are not only used for security patrols in the forest, but also for community health services and as working capital for the businesses of local residents.
Komunitas Konservasi Indonesia (KKI Warsi) is an alliance targeting the preservation of natural resources and community development issues. Their Adopted Trees (Pohon Asuh) program is focused on indigenous forests in Indonesia. The funds it generates are allocated to security patrols and as capital for setting up cooperative businesses and creating non-timber forest products.
My Baby Tree
WWF Indonesia is an independent unit of the global WWF network. Through the My Baby Tree program, WWF Indonesia invites people to donate to adopt tree seedlings. They will be nurtured for five years before being planted to reforest the Ciliwung and Muara Gembong areas in West Java, and Lamong Bay in Surabaya.