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£90raised of £200 target by 4 supporters

    Weʼve raised £90 to fund a month of voluntary rainforest conservation in Ecuador with the Ceiba Foundation.

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    Funded on Tuesday, 7th February 2017

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    The world's rainforests are being destroyed. One and a half acres of forest are cut down every single second for all kinds of reasons, including agriculture and cattle-raising, industrial logging, urbanisation and the construction of oil and gas pipelines. This deforestation has disastrous consequences: it contributes significantly to global warming due to the loss of photosynthetic organisms which remove CO2 from the atmosphere; it causes a loss of biodiversity, and has already put countless species under threat through loss of habitat. Of course, it is only the governments and the big companies with the real power to put the brakes on this rampant deforestation; however, I believe it is up to everybody to do what they can to protect, conserve and rebuild rainforests, thereby going some way towards counteracting the damage while sending a message to those in power that we care about our forests. For this reason, in March 2017 I will be spending a month volunteering with the Ceiba Foundation, a highly respected group which works in the Lalo Loor dry forest reserve in Ecuador to conserve wildlife and reforest the local area (website: http://www.ceiba.org/index.htm).
    Any money I raise will go towards my flight to South America and my accommodation and food expenses while volunteering for Ceiba. Thank you for your time, and please give generously, as it will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you!

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    • Jacob Buckton

      Jacob Buckton

      3 months ago

      Jacob Buckton

      Thank you to Omar and Sylvia!

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    • Jacob Buckton

      Jacob Buckton

      4 months ago

      Jacob Buckton

      Thanks to Jill and Lloyd for their generous donation! Much appreciated.

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    • C Buckton

      C Buckton

      Dec 23, 2016

      Couldn't be a worthier farsighted cause

      £30.00

    • Sam Buckton

      Sam Buckton

      Dec 20, 2016

      You're an inspiration to us all - what you're doing is so important. My inner Stephen Maturin is very envious! A blog, perhaps, if you find any wifi? Take lots and lots of photos in any case :)

      £20.00

    • Silvia Lauzzana

      Silvia Lauzzana

      Dec 2, 2016

      Dear Jacob, we support you and your cause. We hope you have a fruitful time! Omar and Silvia (choir buddies!)

      £20.00

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