The Enviro 1 Fund is Silicon Ro Foundation's global initiative to conserve vital forests and waterways. The fund works along side with farmers and landowners in setting aside pristine lands for future generations to enjoy. By donating to this fund you are also helping offset your carbon footprint. It is vital to understand also how each of our funds also support one another, in this case the Development Fund working alongside Enviro 1 Fund.

Among countries with a per capita GDP of at least US$4,600, net deforestation rates have ceased to increase. This statistic outlines the fact that there is a great correlation between economics, technological advancement and how it affects the environment, in other words the richer a country is the greener it becomes. Sustainable forestry practices are not the top priority in places where other economic factors are not in place and hunger and disease are the top agendas.

Deforestation occurs for many reasons: trees or derived charcoal are used as, or sold, for fuel or as timber, while cleared land is used as pasture for livestock, plantations of commodities, and settlements. The removal of trees without sufficient reforestation has resulted in damage to habitat, biodiversity loss and aridity. It has adverse impacts on biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Deforested regions typically incur significant adverse soil erosion and frequently degrade into wasteland.

Enviro 1 Fund Key Areas

• Purchase of forest and wetlands for conservation to be enjoyed by future generations to come

• Working with the local community and NGO's to make conservation an economicaly viable solution

• Reforestation and cleanup of polluted waterways

• Educating and understand the ecological, cultural, economic, and institutional dynamics of local and global environments