WHAT IS A BIO-BRIDGE?
We've been building Bio-Bridges to help protect the rainforest. Bio-Bridges are restored wildlife corridors within damaged landscapes that help endangered species reconnect, enabling them and local communities to live more sustainably. We want you to feel good inside and out, knowing you’re helping improve the livelihoods of local people and help endangered animals like Reggie, the Red-shanked Douc.
WHERE IN THE WORLD
We've been helping to protect some of the world’s most endangered rainforest animals. In Vietnam we are seeking to protect our good pal Reggie the Red-shanked Douc. In Indonesia we are working on a forest management plan to protect critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and tigers. And in Malaysia, we are working to protect green corridors that help endangered Malayan tigers and Asian elephants.
Here we are helping fund the protection of the Khe Nuoc Trong forest. Funds are also allocated to species surveys and community engagement projects to raise local awareness of the endangered species in particular the Red-shanked Douc like our pal Reggie.
Funds here are supporting the establishment of a Forest Management Unit in Sumatra to help protect the southernmost population of critically endangered orangutans and other endangered species, like the Sumatran Tiger, in the Batang Toru forest.
In Malaysia we are working with partners to prevent habitat fragmentation, the greatest threat to endangered animals, like the Malayan Tiger and Asian Elephant. We will be helping to allow critically endangered wildlife to roam in a larger protected landscape of Endau Rompin.
Together with World Land Trust and Wildlife Trust of India, we’re helping to protect endangered elephants at risk from the destruction of their habitat by building a natural corridor of landscape called a bio-bridge.
Every purchase protects and regenerates one square metre of forest, crucial for the survival of elephants.
Vietnam – World Land Trust
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. Since its foundation in 1989, WLT has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves, and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife. The Body Shop has a relationship with WLT dating back many years.
Indonesia – Orangutan Land Trust
The Orangutan Land Trust focuses on supporting the preservation, restoration and protection of forests in the areas where orangutans naturally exist or have existed in the past. The main aim is to ensure that there are safe forest areas set aside for orangutans and other species which accompany them within their habitat to form a healthy ecosystem
Malaysia - Wildlife Conservation Society
Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia (WCS-MY) is a Country Program of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international conservation charity. WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity