Trees are the lungs of the planet. Earth’s natural filters, their leaves and bark remove harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen in to the air for all things to breathe.
Without their strong trunks and intricate root systems the earth would succumb to flooding, waterside erosion and an even greater threat from global warming.
Rainforests once covered 14% of the worlds surface, yet now, after mass deforestation due to logging, agriculture, ranching and development less than 5% remains. Despite being home to 50% of the earths plants and animals, they are being destroyed at a rate of 100,000 acres per day; the equivalent of 36 football pitches per minute.
A single rainforest tree, which may be many hundreds of years old, can house innumerable species of insects, mammals, fungi and mosses; all dependent on the food and shelter the canopies and forest floor can provide. Perhaps we are equally dependent when considering that a quarter of ingredients in modern medicines come from rainforest plants. Indeed, about 70% of the plants identified by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (which may have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of cancer) are found only in rainforests. Yet, at the current rate of deforestation an estimated 28,000 species will become extinct within the next 25 years. 1000 per year. 3 per day.
As such, Salvari is proud to be associated with OneTreePlanted, an organization that plants trees globally to help with vital reforestation projects, as well as fund the creation of jobs, building of communities and protection of habitats for biodiversity.
Donations from the sale of the Salvari Tree Frog and Tiger Skull pendants will go directly to OneTreePlanted’s Amazonian and Indonesian reforestation projects which are carefully managed to ensure the highest possible rate of tree survival is achieved. OneTreePlanted do this by working directly with communities to choose the best tree species to plant, and the optimum time to do so.
For each ‘rainforest’ piece you buy, ten vigorous saplings will be planted! OneTreePlanted do this by working directly with communities to choose the best tree species to plant, and the optimum time to do so.
OneTreePlanted’s mission is to make it simple for people to help the environment. Like Salvari they aim to make the world a better, kinder and safer place for all living things.
The Salvari Tree Frog and Tiger skull pendants are reminders of urgent problems that we should all be aware of. You can make a difference by wearing your jewellery and starting a conversation about its story. By helping OneTreePlanted, you are aiding vital projects, protecting the natural world and giving back to the planet.
Here are some other ways you can help too:
- Reduce purchases of products containing Palm Oil (oils, edibles, cosmetics)
- Go paperless at work or in college
- Only use recycled products and recycle paper and cardboard.
- Only buy sustainable wood products
- Reduce your meat consumption
- Raise awareness!
To find out more about Salvari’s rainforest partner One Tree Planted Click here.