Foster a Hectare makes an ideal gift for everyone who loves the outdoors – from walkers and climbers to nature lovers and photographers. Perfect for holidays, birthdays, weddings, Valentine’s Day, Fathers’ Day, Mothers’ Day, or in memory of a loved one. Each Foster a Hectare gift costs £100 and will care for a hectare of virgin forest for one year. Your Foster a Hectare gift contains a personalised foster digital certificate of your forest area. Currently you can support three different locations – Alarachi and Corbalan in Bolivia, and Dzanga-Sangha in the Central African Republic.
Donations of £500 will be earmarked specifically to help a project take root. Some of our projects are currently in their infancy, or seed-stage, and they will need to be nurtured along the way as they grow. Many of our initiatives will be scalable once securely rooted. For your generous support we will send you a print of a black-bellied pangolin by wildlife photographer Alessandra Sikand taken in Dzanga-Sangha.
In becoming a Forest Guardian Angel you join a family of like-minded people. You’ll be part of an organisation with global reach that is educating people about nature, taking care of wild land and influencing decision makers. In return for a donation of £5000 you’ll receive a mention with a link to your site here and a digital badge for use anywhere you wish to promote your partner status. In addition, you receive a complimentary travel planning consultation with Karvansarai for a tailor made trip to one of the AFG sponsored forests where you will be hosted by the project team.
For donations of £10,000 or more, the donor will receive an original artwork of a very special TREE, created by artist and AFG supporter, Kate Daudy. Kate is a British visual artist and writer, recognised for exploring and re-evaluating the human experience in the context of the natural world. Known for her written interventions in public and private spaces, Kate’s work is based on an ancient Chinese literati practice. She has recently collaborated on a number of works with Nobel-prize winning scientist, Kostya Novoselov, fusing disciplines of art, science, philosophy, and language to explore the dual universal concepts of chaos and harmony. She has recently been named a ‘Visionary’ by Louis Vuitton as part of their Louis 200 campaign which will see her specially-designed trunk travel the world before being auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2023. Daudy has upcoming exhibitions in Norway, Athens, Venice and Rome.
We are always looking for extra hands and creative minds who would like to support our work. Please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering. Create a fundraising page on Just Giving or fundraise for AFG on Facebook. You can raise funds all sorts of ways such as for your birthday, wedding, selling your artwork or by taking on a personal challenge. We campaign for changes that will help protect wild places and re-wild damaged habitats. We encourage our supporters to engage on such issues and to reach out for broader public support. Our campaigns also include appeals for donations that help different aspects of our work.
We welcome all help from the corporate sector. Perhaps you would like your company to drive a triple bottom line (people-planet-profit)? We welcome you to join our forest family by becoming a Forest Guardian Angel; or by making a direct financial contribution by donating to or sponsoring a specific project. In return you’ll receive a mention with a link to your site here and a badge for anywhere you wish to promote your partner status during your sponsorship year.
We encourage fellow travelers and friends in the travel industry to donate 1% of all trip costs/revenue to protect these ancient forests. We arrange visits to the forests so you can experience how your contribution is making a difference.