Get involved in conserving biodiversity

By conserving biodiversity, your company takes important action for the planet while achieving its sustainable development goals.

Why biodiversity is good for business

Why biodiversity is good for business

Protecting the world’s plant and animal life is essential in the fight against climate change. By putting the conservation of biodiversity at the heart of your business’ CSR strategy, you can make a real difference to our planet. Backing biodiversity is a good economic investment too, as its decline costs the world $479 billion each year, according to the WWF. At EcoTree, we believe in sustainable forestry and nurturing habitats where biodiversity thrives. Forests and peatlands are essential, complex ecosystems that capture the carbon that causes global warming. They are rich with life and home to endless species, including insects, fungi, birds and mammals.
Your company can play a direct and important role in the recovery and conservation of biodiversity. There are other benefits to your business too. Research from Ipsos shows that 80% of consumers believe companies must respect biodiversity, and 76% of employees take a company's interest in biodiversity into account when looking for a job.
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How to support biodiversity
through EcoTree

How to support biodiversity
through EcoTree

Protecting biodiversity is as important as creating carbon sinks.
We work with 22 local partners on five biodiversity projects, all delivered alongside schools and professional reintegration programmes. How do we measure positive impact on biodiversity? By carrying out fauna and flora inventories.
For each project, our ecologist partners start by documenting the species present and absent and then repeat the process several years later to accurately measure the impact of our work.

Forests are complex ecosystems. The FAO* estimates the financial value of ecosystem services at $125,000 billion. These services provided by natural environments could increase the world's GDP by $490 billion each year. For this to happen, we need to manage biodiversity effectively on a daily basis.

*Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Our biodiversity conservation projects

Wetlands restoration

Wetlands are areas of land where water covers the soil either permanently or during specific seasons. These forest ponds, peat bogs and riparian zones are carbon sinks and essential for aquatic and forest fauna and flora. Peatlands alone store around 30% of the CO2 in terrestrial ecosystems and water quality depends on the abundance of life. Our wetlands work includes projects to restore peat bogs, rejuvenate ponds and clear forest streams.

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Bees and plantations

Pollination provides 80% of our food. Honey bees are the most efficient insects for this in terms of numbers. Their presence in certain forests is recommended, not only for their survival but for the life of plants and trees. Together with experts we define the forests where beehives can be installed. If necessary, we plant melliferous hedges. We care for the bees and harvest the honey.

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Flower meadows

A flowering meadow allows the soil to rest between harvests and fits the framework of organic farming. Providing a wealth of biodiversity, flowering meadows are essential to the life of pollinating insects, birds and mammals. As part of our projects, we prepare the soil, sow and then plant seeds with great care to promote rare and native species.

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Miyawaki-inspired forests

Akira Miyawaki developed a method where dense forests are planted alongside local and indigenous tree species to restore the ecosystem that was once there. At EcoTree, we identify native tree species, enrich the soil, protect it with mulch and plant the trees. We then maintain the trees and carry out an inventory of fauna and flora.

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Agroforestry

Agroforestry is where trees and shrubs are planted on land dedicated to agriculture or grazing, which can make some crops produce better harvests. Trees enrich the soil by naturally adding nitrogen, as well as purifying water and maintaining soils. Of course, agroforestry allows farmers to diversify their income too, and our team studies and implements a number of projects.

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How does it work?

We work with you to choose the right biodiversity conservation project for your business to support.

Our experts carry out and monitor your chosen project and how it benefits the forest ecosystem.

You and your team receive a report every year for you to learn more about your project’s progress.

You continue to get updates as your project evolves over time and we’re always here to answer questions.

Your action supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We are experts in sustainable forest management. The trees you buy in our forests sequester carbon and help slow the erosion of biodiversity. When you buy EcoTree trees, you actively help the planet work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to the fight against climate change.

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They have chosen EcoTree

They have chosen EcoTree

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We were keen to join forces with a French company and to develop local actions in favour of biodiversity together. The projects are concrete and the team regularly provides feedback from the field.

Marlène Pelissier

CSR Manager Sustainable Development

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We are proud to have carried out this project with EcoTree to carry out agroforestry projects, planting hedges in the agricultural environment.

Amandine Rachenne

CSR Manager at Danival

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What are the figures for biodiversity loss?

80% of terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests (WWF).In France, 30% of animal and plant species are threatened. (IPCC)70% more invasive alien species have been identified since 1970, in the 21 countries that have studied this issue closely (IPBES).
500,000 terrestrial species (out of 5.9 million) no longer have a natural habitat for their long-term survival, unless it is restored in the meantime (IPBES). 75% of terrestrial environments are said to be "severely altered" by human activities(40% for marine environments) (IPBES).