RE-WILD THE WORLD INITIATIVE


HELP US TO PRESERVE AND EXPAND OVER 10 MILLION SQUARE METERS OF WILD FORESTS WORLDWIDE. THIS IS PART OF OUR WORLD MISSION BIO BRIDGES







WHAT IS A BIO-BRIDGE?

"Bio-bridges" are restored corridors for wildlife in endangered areas, which help endangered species to reproduce and develop. We build bio bridges to protect wildlife while preserving their habitats. In support of our global bio-bridge mission, we are sponsoring the World Land Trust and WCS Rwanda with £ 500,000. Every time you buy our products, you support our global mission.



NEW BIO BRIDGES TO BE FINANCED IN 2019

This year we are supporting three new corridors - in India, Ecuador and Rwanda, in addition to our original bio bridge in Vietnam.
Your purchases are part of our total contribution of 500 thousand pounds for wildlife conservation.

These wildlife corridors connect separate areas of the forest to help endangered animals meet, mate and preserve their species. In this way, we will protect more than 10 million square meters of wild habitats worldwide.








WESTERN GHATS MOUNTAIN, INDIA 

With our partners from the World Land Trust and AERF, we have set ourselves the goal of raising £ 100,000 and raising £ 100,000 to protect the Western Ghats and help endangered species such as the Spotted Cat, for example. The World Land Trust (WLT) protects biologically important and highly endangered habitats in the world. 






NANGARITZA RESERVE, ECUADOR
We partner with WLT and Natural Culture Ecuador to help build bio bridges in the Nangaritza Reserve. Our goal is to raise 150 thousand pounds, with which we will build a corridor. This bio bridge will connect the Andes with the Amazon and this will help a number of species, such as the Glasses Bear, to breed.





НАЦИОНАЛЕН ГОРСКИ ПАРК NYUNGWE, РУАНДА

Благодарение на сътрудничеството ни с местната организация WCS помагаме на изчезващи видове, като Обикновеното шимпанзе, да се съхранят и размножават. Целта ни е да съберем 150 хиляди паунда. Тази сума ще ни позволи да свържем Националния парк Nyungwe с резервата Cyamundogo, така че повече животни да могат да се придвижват свободно в естествена среда.






KHE NUOC TRONG FOREST, VIETNAM

Preserving valuable species, such as the Nemean slender monkey, is important to us. That is why we are joining forces with WLT and Viet Nature. The sum of 100 thousand pounds will allow us to build a bio bridge in the forest Khe Nuoc Trong, Vietnam and help endangered animals to breed.



WHICH BIO-BRIDGES ARE WE FINANCING TOGETHER WITH EVERY PURCHASE AROUND CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR?



* 3.9 cents from each purchase from The Body Shop in November and December will be donated to our partners Woodland Trust and World Land Trust. These funds will finance the conservation and reclamation of at least 10 million square meters of forests in the Wye Valley and Dean Forest, UK, and the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge in Ararat Province, Armenia. To ensure that this goal is achieved, we at The Body Shop are committed to donating a total of £ 100,000 to the World Land Trust and £ 150,000 to the Woodland Trust respectively. This will happen regardless of the total donations collected with the help of our clients.







OUR MISSION IN ENGLAND ***

With our new partners Woodland Trust, we will raise a minimum of £ 150,000 to build several mini bio-bridges in Dean Forest and the Wye Valley, on the Anglo-Welsh border. Without active action, wildlife here will become increasingly isolated and confined to narrow areas. This project will also benefit one of the rarest mammals in the United Kingdom, the squirrel. A new artificial breeding of this cult animal species is planned in the near future.





OUR MISSION IN ARMENIA

With our partners in the World Land Trust, we provide a minimum of £ 100,000 to protect the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, a reserve located in a biodiversity hotspot in Ararat Province, Armenia.
The reserve was created by renting land from surrounding rural communities and protects the vital habitat for some of the most endangered species in Armenia - including the Caucasian lynx and leopard. This project will benefit the development of the community as well as the conservation of biodiversity.




WHAT IS OUR MISSION IN KYRGYZSTAN?

With Fauna & Flora International (FFI) plans to plant 10,000 trees in the wild forests of Kyrgyzstan. These forests are the natural habitat of endangered bird species, including Egyptian vultures. The project will involve thousands of locals and improve the resilience of the ecosystem.





WHAT IS OUR MISSION IN QUINSLAND, AUSTRALIA?

Together with Queensland Koala Crusaders, we aim to plant 12,000 trees and restore 30 hectares of land in Queensland, Australia. The project will help restore the natural environment in an area known as a biosphere reserve. Reforestation of these areas will help protect and breed koalas.




CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-BRIDGES IN NEPAL

With the Red Panda Network of Nepal, we support the conservation process of endangered red pandas in the Himalayas. We are restoring forests by building a bio-bridge and planting more plants to feed on pandas, including their favorite bamboo!




CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-BRIDGES IN INDIA

Together with The World Land Trust and Wildlife Trust of India, we are building a bio-bridge to protect endangered elephants. The World Land Trust (WLT) takes care of the protection of the most biologically significant habitats, as well as endangered habitats. We have been partnering with them for many years.





CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-BRIDGES IN VIETNAM

In Vietnam, we help fund the conservation of the Khe Nuoc Trong forest. Funds are allocated for research on animal species, as well as for various public projects to raise awareness of local communities about endangered species.




CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-BRIDGES IN INDONESIA

The Body Shop supports the establishment of a forest management unit in Batang Toru, Sumatra. The main task of this unit is to support the conservation of critically endangered species of orangutan and Sumatran tiger. Here we also work with the Orangutan Land Trust, which provides safe forest areas for orangutans.




CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-BRIDGES IN MALAYSIA

In Malaysia, we work with the Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia (WCS-MY). We are trying to prevent the fragmentation of the natural habitats of Malaysian tigers and Asian elephants, which is the main threat to the conservation of these species.




CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-BRIDGES IN TANZANIA

In Tanzania we work with our local partners from Mpingo Conservation & Development Intiative (MCDI), with which we aim to create a link between forests and rural communities. We will help rural communities reap the benefits of FSC certification and sustainable timber trade, and the revenues generated will provide incentives to protect wild and forest habitats.