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Choose the project which you like the most and which fits to your company culture. We offer you a wide range of verified preserving and planting projects worldwide. Each of the listed projects is special and has its own characteristics. No matter if you focus on hitting a high tree or acre number, or additional support of animals and local population or the whole ecosystem we will help you to find the right project for you. Beside the listet projects we can also arrange something close to you and your community depending on your engagement. Pick your favourites and enjoy your hero’s journey.

 

Restoration Assessment Methodology

GamesForest.Club approaches the climate adaptation and mitigation potential of forests in a holistic way. Our assessment methodology aims to ensure maximum carbon absorption in the most cost-effective way, while also integrating multiple aspects of restored ecosystem integrity. This means that we do not only focus on carbon sequestration, but also integrate multiple sustainability criteria in terms of ecological, social and economic gains, such as protecting biodiversity; improving human health and wellbeing; increasing food and water security; delivering goods, services, and economic prosperity for all.

To achieve this, we assess the projects we support on the basis of the International Principles and Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration, highlighting the role of local species and reference ecosystems and connecting carbon offsetting with social, community, productivity and sustainability goals. In the meantime, we advocate for the adoption of highly-ambitious restoration projects by the gaming and creative industry, keeping in mind that climate adaptation and forest health is not just about carbon.

 

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Forests in Canada

Protecting old-growth forests in Canada
Continent North America
Country Canada
Costs per square metre 1 €
GPS Data of planting site 50.508772, -124.208199
Planting Partner Wilderness International

The temperate rainforests of Canada’s West Coast are a true jewel of nature. These ancient forests are home to ancient tree giants, up to 2000 years old and 100m high. Wild Grizzlies and howling wolves roam along crystal-clear rivers. It also stores large amounts of carbon and is essential for a healthy climate on our earth.

 

Wilderness International buys these wilderness areas legally secure with land title and protects them for all future. We leave them as they are, as undisturbed unique ecosystems, and only visit them for research and education projects. The purchases are refinanced by donations, which also cover costs for long-term protection. 1€ permanently protects 1m2. Donors receive a certificate with the exact geo-coordinates and an aerial picture of the protected area. 

 

The protected areas are located in the Toba Valley, 160 km north of Vancouver City and 100 km east of Campbell River, as well as on Porcher Island, 40km south of Prince Rupert and close to the Alaskan border. Numerous scientific institutions support our research projects on CO2-absorption and biodiversity in the coastal rainforests.

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Protecting the last remaining old-growth forests in Peru

Protecting the last remaining old-growth forests in Peru
Continent South America
Country Peru
Costs per square metre 1 €
GPS Data of planting site -12.863594, -69.486371
Planting Partner Wilderness International

The Amazon rainforest is home to jungles giants on tall buttress roots, covered in lianas and epiphytes. They house sedate sloths, playful monkeys and secretive jaguars. This jungle also stores large amounts of carbon and is essential for a healthy climate on our earth.

 

Wilderness International buys these wilderness areas legally secure with land title and protects them for all future. We leave them as they are, as undisturbed unique ecosystems and only visit them for research and education projects. Local forest guardians ensure the integrity of the conservation areas and protect them from mining, logging, agriculture and hunting. In turn, they gain a sustainable income. 

 

The land purchases are refinanced by donations, which also cover costs for long-term protection. 1€ permanently protects 1m2. Donors receive a certificate with the exact geo-coordinates and an aerial picture of the protected area. 

We are currently active in the region of Madre de Dios, known to be the most biodiverse place on Earth. The protected areas are located along the Tambopata River, about 30km southwest of the town of Puerto Maldonado.

 

Numerous scientific institutions support our research projects on CO2-absorption and biodiversity in the Amazon rainforests.

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Alluvial Forests in Eastern Germany

Alluvial Forests in Eastern Germany
Continent Europe
Country Germany
Costs per square meter 4 €
GPS Data of planting site 51.869232, 12.166737
Protecting Partner Worldwide Fund for Nature

Restoring alluvial forests and giving the Elbe river the space it needs. Most rivers in Central Europe have been altered to a point beyond recognition: What was once a wild maze of river branches, wetlands, and alluvial forests, is now a straightened water body, serving the sole purpose of transporting our goods. Natural flooding processes have been restricted to a minimum with the construction of dams and dikes. Through this, one of the most diverse ecosystems in Central Europe is in strong decline: Alluvial Forests. Not only do they host an impressive number of species dependent on the seasonal floods. They also act as a natural buffer, protecting communities living by the river. WWF Germany has been working to liberate the Elbe river since 2002 and has already successfully relocated dikes and restored vital habitats. Today, WWF manages approximately 1500 hectares of alluvial forest and grassland in the Middle Elbe region, safeguarding and developing the sites for nature and people. Our goal is to purchase more land to restore and preserve these rare and endangered habitats for future generations. 
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Old-Growth Forests in Eastern Germany

Old-Growth Forests in Eastern Germany
Continent Europe
Country Germany
Costs per square meter 4 €
GPS Data of planting site 53.315954, 13.613089
Protecting Partner World Fund for Nature

Protecting natural dynamics and creating old-growth forests of tomorrow. Over the past centuries, Germany’s forests were under immense pressure by industrial forestry, agriculture, and infrastructure development. The original vegetation of beech and mixed-broadleaf forests has been largely replaced by pine and fir monocultures. The consequences of this poor management have become clear under the climate crisis, with extreme weather events leading to the death of thousands of hectares of forest plantations across the country. Today, real old-growth forests are basically non-existent in Germany. As a response to these dire circumstances, WWF Germany has taken 1500 hectares of forest under its wing to protect and develop it in a sustainable manner. This provides significant benefits to the local biodiversity and improves the forests’ resilience to the climate crisis. By this, we hope to give coming generations the privilege of experiencing old-growth forests in Germany and inspire a change in the way forests are managed in the future.

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German Beech Jungle

German Beech Jungle
Continent Europe
Country Germany
Costs per square metre 4.75 €
GPS Data of the site 50.43579, 6.80736
Protecting Partner Wohllebens Waldakademie

By nature, more than 90 percent of Germany would be covered by forest, most of it beech or mixed beech/oak forests. These forests are characterized by long-lasting stability; disturbances in the form of storms or fire are unknown to them. Many highly specialized animal and plant species have adapted to such permanent forests. Most of them depend on particularly old trees; the rare middle spotted woodpecker, for example, can only colonize beech forests when the trees are 200 years old or more. Ancient beech forests are the rainforests of Europe, and similar to the tropics, they are in very poor condition.
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Planting Trees Cultivating Peace

Planting Trees Cultivating Peace
Continent South America
Country Colombia
Costs per Tree 5 €
GPS Data of planting site 2.9691, -73.9006
Planting Partner World Wide Fund For Nature Deutschland
Planting Trees, cultivating Peace. WWF implement ecological restoration actions hand in hand with local communities in regions affected by armed conflict in Colombia, such as the National Park Sierra de la Macarena. Our objective is not only to recover transformed forest, and their associated biodiversity, by planting native trees, but also to provide much-needed alternative livelihoods to local communities, such as the management of non-timber forest products such as oils, fibers and native bees.  These restoration actions are key to WWF work in Colombia in supporting the Government in the quest to strengthen peacebuilding and conservation efforts by involving local communities in conserving biodiversity while improving their living conditions. Further information about the project and partner.

Anillo Verde de Granada

Anillo Verde de Granada
Continent Europe
Country Spain
Costs per Tree 16 €
GPS Data of planting site 37.206605, -3.623786
Planting Partner Plant for the Planet
At present, Granada is the fourth most polluted city in Spain. The establishment of a green belt around the city of Granada, through the restoration of forests and other landscapes, will create new green areas of enjoyment and leisure for the citizens of Granada. In addition, the multiple and imminent threats that the climate crisis poses to the region will be partially mitigated through the restoration of these green areas and forests. The Green Belt therefore aims to contribute to the well-being and livelihood of current and future generations in the Granada region. Granada Reforestation is part of the project „One Million Trees for Andalusia. One Billion Trees for the Planet“. Further your contributions in our project in Granada also support the empowerment of children, the development of the App and our worldwide campaign Stop talking. Start planting. Further information about the project and partner.

Plant for Ghana

Plant for Ghana
Continent Africa
Country Ghana
Costs per Tree 2 €
GPS Data of planting site 8.2204420012607, -1.979117
Planting Partner Plant for the Planet Ghana
Plant-for-Ghana is a hybrid restoration agroforestry project initiated by Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana – a national affiliate of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation. Sustainable reforestation is the way we can restore the lost forest in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone of Ghana and reach the overarching goal to plant a trillion trees. This hybrid project, combines the two different approaches: planting of native species and planting of agroforestry species in mixed stands. Planting high diversity tree mixes in deforested areas not only ensures that forest restorations are resilient to the ongoing threats of climate change, but also is proven to produce multi-functional forest and productive forest stands. Moreover, mixing both native tree species that will not be harvested and agroforestry species ensures that local communities can benefit from the fruit produced by subset of productive tree species that are planted (e.g., Mango, Cashew). Plant-for-Ghana plans to restore 10 million trees in Ghana by 2030. This year we will be planting over 16,000 native and agroforestry trees, considering the hybrid approach of this project, which employs 20 planters, 4 nursery staff, 1 forester, 4 plantation staff and 2 administrative staff. The next year we aim to plant over 200,000 trees on site and greatly increase the number of people involved in this project. All plantings will be made at densities that are representative of the natural density of trees in this savannah zone. The species we are planting this year include Kyaya ivorensis (African Mahogany), Senna siamea (caesalpinioideae subfamily), Anacardium occidentale (Cashew tree) and Pakia biglobosa (Legume family). The number of species will be increased to a minimum of 10 species planted per hectare within the next year. The adoption of an agroforestry approach can be likened to the proverbial use of a single hit to kill multiple flies as it has proven to be able to solve many problems at a go. This approach is adopted having in mind the community where the project is located, which would create sustainable food production to safeguard food security, landscape management and biodiversity protection. The entire project creates green jobs in rural areas and at the same time raises awareness on the importance of tree biodiversity among the local people. It further creates additional carbon sinks and creates sustainable sources of income for many families in said zone. The project has also additional impact on: Partnering with universities to provide students with field experience and help come out with more improved and fast-growing species. Increased habitat for many animal species. Fighting the desertification of the Northern Savanna Ecological Zone of Ghana. Creating a role model project for neighboring countries. Beekeeping for women and youth. Further information about the project and partner.

Gonaives Agroforestry Planting Site

Gonaives
Agroforestry
Planting Site
Continent North America
Country Haiti
Costs per Tree $ 0.15
GPS Data of planting site 19.483365, -72.624678
Planting Partner Eden Reforestation Projects

The Haiti Reforestation Project restores tree cover by cultivating agroforestry systems that protect watersheds and improve food security. The project equips local farmers with the training,tools, and trees needed to design their plots, grow, and care for their trees while increasing their farms’ food production and biodiversity. Additionally, Eden began rolling out a large-scale mangrove restoration initiative in 2020 and has planted over 800,000 mangroves in one year. This agroforestry nursery is located in the Belanger community in northern Haiti. This region has a dry, neotropical climate with sparse tree cover and rugged topography. Many forests were initially cleared for logging, grazing, and agriculture during the colonial period, with the intensification of unsustainable charcoal production practices accelerating deforestation in recent years. Eden partners with local farmers to plant agroforestry trees such as orange (Citrussinensis), moringa (Moringa oleifera), and mango (Mangifera indica) to expand anddiversify food production, improve food security for the local population and to increase biodiversity.

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Milihoi Planting Site

Milihoi/Kichwa cha Nyoka Planting Site
Continent Africa
Country Kenya
Costs per Tree $ 0.10
GPS Data of planting site -2.300156, 40.731819
Planting Partner Eden Reforestation Projects

Kenya is an incredibly beautiful place from the creativity of the people to its diversity of its landscapes and wildlife. From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported communities and wildlife. This site is located within the greater Milihoi channel. The Milihoi channel has mangrove estuaries which are vital to the area’s ecologically diverse bird and marine life. But this area faces a number of challenges, including insufficient social services, very little freshwater, underdeveloped infrastructure, and food insecurity. Eden started working with the local community to replant and protect Kenya’s forest systems in 2019. The reforestation efforts in the Northern Coast focuses on planting mangrove and coastal forest species.

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Mnurwar Planting Site

Mnurwar Planting Site
Continent Asia
Country Indonesia
Costs per Tree $ 0.15
GPS Data of planting site -1.110936, 136.341397
Planting Partner Eden Reforestation Projects

The Mnurwar planting is an area of degraded mangrove forest measuring 506 hectares along the coast of Biak Island in northeastern Indonesia. Biak Island is a small island situated north of mainland Papua (New Guinea). The interior of the island is covered by lush tropical rainforest, while mangrove forests line the coasts. The forests of Biak provide habitat for endemic mammal and bird species and have significant benefits for local communities and livelihoods. Local people rely on healthy mangroves to support fisheries, provide timber, and protect against the

impact of tropical storms and coastal erosion. Coastal mangroves act as a barrier between waves and land, mitigating the disastrous effects of large waves. In February 1996, a severe earthquake struck off the coast of Biak, resulting in a devastating tsunami that killed over 160 people, destroyed homes and infrastructure, and damaged coastal ecosystems. The communities and forests of Biak have been slow to recover, and the planting project at Mnurwar has been instrumental in bringing meaningful employment and ecological restoration to the area.

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Plant for Ethiopia

Plant for Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Country Ethiopia
Costs per Tree 2 €
GPS Data of planting site 8.626547, 39.665612
Planting Partner Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) and the Konso Development Association (KDA)
Let’s grow the pioneer Ethiopian forestry management project! This project has just started, and you can already be part of it. Not only does it have a wide range of benefits for the planet, but also for the region and all the people living there. You are definitely making a great decision if you choose to support it! Plant-for-Ethiopia will develop a sustainable forestry management system as well as a vocational training programme for youth. In doing so, it provides a huge contribution to local welfare and prosperity. At the same time, the forests we create are a source of materials, food, biodiversity, and soil fertility. And, last but not least, the trees bind carbon dioxide in the long term and thus reduce the impact of global warming. This will become a lighthouse project for other countries in the Global South! Plant-for-Ethiopia is part of Plant-Together; a collaboration between Plant-for-the-Planet and the local Tree Planting Organisations the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) and the Konso Development Association (KDA). Further information about the project and partner

Volcano Valley Reforestation

Volcano Valley Reforestation
Continent North America
Country Mexico
Costs per Tree 1 €
GPS Data of planting site 19.305067, -99.679458
Planting Partner Plant for the Planet A.C, Mexico
The forests in Mexico, the most populous state in the country, are under increasing threat due to the destruction of large areas of forest through deforestation, forest fires and overgrazing. Poor management of natural resources is worsening the situation. Often the soil quality has already deteriorated to such an extent that natural regeneration of the forests is no longer realistic. Sustainable reforestation is the last option here to prevent further erosion by renewing protective vegetation and increasing soil fertility. As a result, the remaining forests and their resources can be saved for the future. With this goal in mind, Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico A.C. and PROBOSQUE, an organization assigned to the Mexican Ministry of the Environment, agreed to cooperate in the state of México (capital Toluca). By 2019, 2.8 million trees had been planted. The particular feature of this project is that the reforestation covers a total of 197 sub-areas of varying sizes, all of which are managed in small, mostly rural structures. Of these, 92 are jointly managed ejidos (a total of 1,913,775 trees), the remaining areas are divided between small farmers (619,925 trees) and cooperatives (290,300 trees). All restored sites have been declared protected areas. When selecting the newly planted trees, care was taken to ensure that a mixture of indigenous tree species suitable for this part of the country was selected. These include various species of pine, agaves, a mimosa species and the Mexican cypress. They integrate optimally into the still existing forests and by this contribute to the preservation of the local biodiversity of secondary plants and animals. By the end of 2020, we will have planted another 1,500,000 million trees together with the small farmers organized in cooperatives, thus spreading the responsibility of tree care over many shoulders. Further information about the project and partner.

Research Forest PlanBe

Research Forest PlanBe
Continent North America
Country Mexico
Costs per Tree 9 €
GPS Data of planting site 18.639256, -90.117655
Planting Partner Plant for the Planet A.C., Mexico

This new planting area, newly established in 2020, is not only intended to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. Plant-for-the-Planet also offers this area to research institutions for field trials. Located near a passable road, this area is very suitable for visits as well! Soon a visitor forest will lead you through the research area(s) and let you experience science “firsthand”. Furthermore, a tree nursery and a visitor center are planned for this site. The experiments have the potential to inform reforestation efforts globally as a proof-of-concept for the efficacy and potential impact of soil microbiome restoration. Plant-for-the-Planet Yucatan Reforestation project will be the first to implement the strategy at scale. Description Global forest ecosystems absorb and offset nearly 30 percent of anthropogenic CO2 emissions storing carbon in living plant biomass and soil. This makes global reforestation one of the most promising negative emissions technologies to date. Soil inoculation with native microbial communities increases seedling growth and survival as shown in greenhouse experiments as well as field trials in grassland ecosystems. In Yucatán a field experiment was created to directly test the impact of soil microbiome restoration on tree growth, survival and ecosystem carbon sequestration rates. 16,000 trees with and without soil microbiome inoculation from multiple environments were planted across the entire experiment. The scientists measure tree growth, survival and carbon sequestration. By comparing inoculated and un-inoculated treatments they will be able to directly measure the impact of soil microbiome on restoration outcomes.


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Water Catchments

Water Catchments
Continent Africa
Country Cameroon
Costs per Tree 6,9 €
GPS Data of planting site 4.173611, 9.290833
Planting Partner SUGi

Rewilding Water Catchments in Buea, Cameroon with the Miyawaki Method.

This method of planting is 100x biodiverse, 100% natural and 30x denser compared to monoculture tree stands. In 2 years only, we created a maintenance-free, biodiverse forest.

Though the area is blessed with abundant water resources, local inhabitants have faced a serious water crisis for a generation, as a result of poor water management. Population and rapid urbanization put even greater pressure on the water resources of this community.

This water catchment is the fourth chapter of this critical community project and will bring 10 native species back to the local ecosystem.
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Biodiverse Himalayas

Biodivers Himalayas
Continent Asia
Country India
Costs per Tree 6,9 €
GPS Data of planting site 29.503182, 79.637721
Planting Partner SUGi

Reviving degraded land in the Himalayas with the Miyawaki Method.

This method of planting is 100x biodiverse, 100% natural and 30x denser compared to monoculture tree stands. In 2-3 years only, we create a maintenance-free, biodiverse forest.

We’re working with the community in Uttarakhand, North India to create a 6,000-tree multi-layered, wild, native forest planted on rural commons land in Village Satoli. By reviving these degraded rural commons, we can add real value to the region by securing basic livelihoods of locals and reviving native biodiversity. For this forest we will be using 32 Native species!

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Yucatán Restoration

Yucatán
Restoration
Continent North America
Country Mexico
Costs per Tree 1 €
GPS Data of planting site 18.785798, -90.134383
Planting Partner Plant for the Planet A.C, Mexico

When the children and youth initiative took over the first area in 2015, it was a sad sight: vast areas had been degraded due to deforestation, cattle and logging of economically valuable trees. Our restoration team working on this project and the affiliated tree nursery is over 120 people strong. Our workers plant, on average, 5,500 seedlings per day and are placing and caring for over twenty different native tree species. Our own seed collecting program allows us to integrate native tree species into our restoration program that are important for restoring near-natural forests. Approximately 1,100 trees are planted per hectare. It’s possible for Plant-for-the-Planet to plant and care for one tree for one Euro. To date, around 9,650,000 seeds have been grown in the partnering nursery, of which 8,623,560 are seedlings that we can or could use for our forest restoration. By now, we ourselves have planted 6,332,664 seedlings in total. In addition, seedlings are also given to local farmers. Plant-for-the-Planet plans to restore 100 million trees in Mexico until 2030.

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