We at AIR Adventures are thrilled to announce that our sister organization, the Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR) has been awarded the prestigious Equator Prize through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The prize is awarded biennially and recognizes outstanding efforts of community-based, indigenous organizations to promote environmental health, biodiversity, and sustainability. From the UNDP statement:
“The 15 Equator Prize 2017 winners are protecting, restoring and sustainably managing marine, forest, grassland, dryland and wetland ecosystems. In the process, they have created several thousand jobs and livelihoods, improved food and water security for hundreds of communities, protected endangered wildlife, and decreased risks from natural disasters.”
AIR was one of only 15 organizations – out of more than 800 applicants worldwide – to receive this honor. AIR was recognized for its commitment to working with indigenous communities in Central America to develop sustainable, community-based reforestation programs – and for having planted 5 million trees in the process.
Read all about AIR and the other Equator Prize winers here.
And please support AIR’s ongoing work to improve the environment while empowering local communities by donating today. Our work is only possible through the kindness and generosity of people like you. Thank you!