Why help finance reforestation programs?
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global state of forests in 2016, nearly 80 % of global deforestation is caused by agriculture. The remaining 20 % is divided between infrastructure construction first, mining activities and finally, urbanization.
Livestock farming is one of the biggest sources of deforestation. It alone operates more than 70 % of the world’s workable farmland. To create pastures, woodlands are razed to the ground, causing 14.5 % of greenhouse gas emissions. To this is added the massive consumption of water and animal overproduction with its numerous health consequences, ethical as well as economic.
Indeed, trees have vital roles that we must preserve:
– They store CO2 throughout their lives. Fewer trees means less CO2 absorbed and therefore more greenhouse effect. As a result, global deforestation is estimated to account for the equivalent of 11.3 % of anthropogenic CO2 emissions.
– They act as a natural retardant by absorbing and distributing, in a delayed and progressive manner, the atmospheric energy and water they receive. This “blocking” effect makes it possible to reduce the temperature locally by several degrees and to humidify the surrounding areas.
By reintroducing forests in hostile climates and in the process of desertification, we can reverse the trend: more trees bring a better climate and therefore a better environment for agriculture.
– A large proportion of the world’s poor live in rural areas and depend directly on agriculture. The massive destruction of forests reduces agricultural yields to the point of forcing people to migrate to overcrowded cities in search of work. But these cities offer them few resources and they immediately fall into extreme precariousness.
– The presence of a forest tends to make the soil richer in organic matter, but also more resistant to weathering or erosion.When a forest area is destroyed, the soil gradually becomes fragile and makes the ecosystem more vulnerable to natural disasters such as landslides or floods.
– Whether it is mammals, birds, insects, amphibians or plants, the forest is home to a large part of the world’s biodiversity. By destroying these natural environments, human activities threaten the very existence of these species.
With all the services and the good things that trees give us, it is vital to protect them. By making a donation to associations that reforest and preserve threatened forests, you are providing them with valuable financial assistance to accomplish this mission.
What are YouCare’s partner associations?
YouCare financially supports the association ForestCalling Action. This organization is fighting to end deforestation, preserve and reforest threatened areas.
You can discover on our map all the associations we support. For each of them, you will find their contact information in their description.Organizations map
How is my donation used ?
It is our duty to offer you the maximum visibility on the use of your donation.
When you make a donation via our donation page, it is entirely collected by the YouCare Association , which then donates 70 % of your donation to its partner association.
For example, if you donate 10 euros, 7 euros will be donated to YouCare’s partner associations, which will allow you to plant 70 trees where the planet needs them most. (Access the calculation details here.)
The remaining 30 % is used to cover the operating costs of our solidarity search engine YouCare, which, unlike its competitors, uses half of its advertising revenues to help its partner associations financially. Click here to try YouCare.
Proof of my donation
You will find on our donation certificates page the history of all donations made to our partner associations.Certificates of donations
In addition to our donation certificates, we ask our partner associations to regularly send us, as soon as they have the time and the opportunity, photos of their nurseries of freshly planted trees in order to share with you the evolution of the projects.Photos of donations
Is my donation the subject to a tax reduction?
If you are a french individual, you can deduct 66 % of your donations from your income tax. The reduction applies up to 20 % of your taxable income. For example, if you give 50 euros, your donation will actually cost you only 17 euros. To learn more about the deductibility of your donations, click here.
If you are a company domiciled in France, you can deduct from your income tax or your corporate tax 60 % of the amount of your donations and this within the limit of 5 per thousand of the annual turnover excluding tax (ceiling applied to all payments made).
The reduction is subtracted from the amount of tax payable by the donating company in the year of the payments.
To learn more about the deductibility of your donations, click here.
How do I get my tax receipt ?
When you make a donation via our donation page, it is collected by the the Association YouCare, which transfers it to its partner associations.
Once you have made your donation, you will receive a summary email from the YouCare Association. In this email you will find a link to get your tax receipt. If you cannot find our email, you can obtain your tax receipt via the button below.Get my tax receipt
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