Our Themes
Forests are by far the most important ecosystems on our planet because they harbor the greatest biodiversity. They are the natural dress of our earth. In addition to climate change, the destruction of global forest ecosystems is the greatest environmental catastrophe of our time and is in direct interaction with it. Forest destruction leads to global warming and this in turn to further forest loss.

Even today, many indigenous peoples and small, local village communities live in the remaining jungle areas and forest regions of the earth. Often, they are expelled to use the forests economically, to cut down or to convert them into plantations. Supporting the forest peoples in their fight for the protection of the forests is an important contribution to the preservation of the biodiversity and to the mitigation of the incipient climatic catastrophe and central concern of our foundation.
 
However, this can only succeed if as many people as possible in the richer industrial nations, especially those of the West, actively participate in the efforts of primitive peoples, among others. Involve or support organizations to protect forests and conserve biodiversity.

Part of our work is therefore to inform about these topics, especially in Germany, and to build up active circles and groups of supporters. For this we make educational events, give lectures and make exhibitions in order to make the topic accessible to as many people as possible.

"Questions, more than answers, are the way to collective wisdom"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Daniel Christian Wahl

 

Our work deals with questions

 

       -  How can the global destruction of forests and the associated loss of biodiversity be stopped?
       -  How can the land rights of people living in the forest regions be defended against the interests of multinational
           corporations?          
       -  How can the deep ecological and spiritual knowledge of indigenous peoples be brought into conservation?
       -  How can we develop sustainable life forms in a steadily growing world population?
       -  How can humans share habitats with wildlife without the constant occurrence of conflicts?
       -  How can wildlife corridors be created through man - made areas, of which do people benefit as well?
       -  How can people in the richer developed nations be more actively involved in global conservation of nature and species     
          preservation of wilderness areas than through donations?
       -  How can indigenous peoples who very often have the knowledge so urgent needed for a global change, be
heard?