When you do 45 searches with YouCare, you allow to finance the planting of a tree where the planet needs it the most.
To participate in the reforestation of the planet, YouCare financially supports the association Forest Calling Action, a non-profit organization for the preservation of tropical forests.
Click here to locate all reforestation sites funded through your research on the map.
About ForestCalling Action :
For purposes of transparency, ForestCalling Action publishes on the page of each of its programs the property deed and the contribution register.
Discover how ForestCalling works in video :
Why do you have to do 45 searches to plant a tree?
ForestCalling Action plants trees in Madagascar.
The average cost for planting a tree with ForestCalling Action is 10 euro cents.
By doing 45 searches with YouCare, you generate 10 euro cents of advertising revenue for the good deed you support. Since the cost of planting a tree is 10 cents euro, all you have to do is do 45 searches to plant a tree.
To learn more about YouCare’s source of income, visit this page : How does YouCare finance good deeds ?
We must all fight against deforestation :
Causes of deforestation
Based on the State of the World’s Forests’ reports published by FAO in 2016, almost 80 % of global deforestation is caused by agriculture, the remaining 20 % divided between infrastructure construction (roads, dams) first, then mining activities and finally urbanization.
Impacts of deforestation on the global warming
Deforestation also has a very strong impact on the global warming. Trees store CO2 throughout their lives. By destroying these trees, the ability of the global ecosystem to store CO2 is reduced. As a result, global deforestation is responsible for the equivalent of 11.3 % of CO2 emissions, this makes it one of the biggest drivers of global warming on par with road transport and building energy consumption.
Impacts of deforestation on agricultural yields
The forest plays an important retardant role by absorbing and distributing, in a delayed and progressive manner, the atmospheric energy and water it receives. 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 into a positive spiral: more trees lead to a better climate and therefore a better environment for agriculture.
Impacts of deforestation on the soil
Deforestation also weakens soils. Indeed, the presence of a forest on a soil tends to make this soil richer in organic matter, but also more resistant to bad weather or erosion. As a result, 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.
Impacts of deforestation on biodiversity
Whether it is mammals, birds, insects, amphibians or plants, the forest is home to much of the world’s biodiversity. By destroying these natural habitats, human activities threaten the existence of these species.