Biodiversity is under tremendous threat.
Around the world, 36 regions have been recognized as heavily threatened by habitat loss and other human activities whereas they provide crucial ecosystem services for human life, such as provision of clean water, pollination and climate regulation and are home to thousands of irreplaceable species. These areas are the BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTS, where forests and other habitats represent 2.5% of Earth’s land surface but support more than half of the world’s plant species as endemics. Success in conserving species can have an enormous impact in securing our global biodiversity.
The need for conservation action is urgent.
To stem this crisis, we must protect these places where biodiversity lives. L’OCCITANE Foundation has always been involved in protecting biodiversity and is determined to keep going over the long term, both near and far, through concrete actions that make a real difference. Through this first international call for projects, it has chosen to focus its resources on 6 Biodiversity Hotspots supporting projects that range from restoring degraded forest ecosystem or conserving local varieties to promoting regenerative agriculture while preserving traditional skills and supporting local communities.