Saving Wallace’s Forests
Buton Island, Indonesia, supports one of the largest tracts of lowland rainforest remaining in Wallacea; the biodiversity ‘hotspot’ that inspired Alfred Russell Wallace’s evolutionary theories. However, these forests continue to be destroyed at an alarming rate. The Wallacea Trust is applying for $20 million in REDD+ funding to ensure the long-term integrity of Buton’s forests, supporting alternative livelihood projects that will remove the economic incentives driving deforestation.
Current funding requirements: £10,000 to fund application submission