ROAD to 2020
ROAD to 2020 (Rainforestation Organizations and Advocates), started in 2005, is an environmental movement to restore Philippine rainforests using native tree species such narra, apitong, lauan and many others and to sustain provision of ecological goods and services by year 2020 through an informed and engaged people. It provides an opportunity for everyone to come together and help bring back our natural forests.
We are currently working with different clusters throughout the country as we work toward restoring rainforests with an 80% average survival rate. These clusters, composed of LGUs, academic institutions, government agencies, NGOs, POs and individuals, are committed to rainforestation and ensuring that ecological benefits from forests are enjoyed by both Filipinos of today, and tomorrow, and that our wildlife — our natural heritage will live on.
Through a minimal donation of three hundred pesos (P300), supporters can adopt a seedling of any of the Philippine native tree species like narra, dao, kamagong, makaasim, and lauan and Haribon will take care of your adopted tree for 3 years .
Adopt a seedling here today.
With a Nurture Card, a seedling that has been previously planted under the Adopt-a-Seedling Program will be nurtured in your name for one year, and you can continue to care for that tree with a yearly donation of one hundred pesos (P100) per seedling.
Join a tree planting!
Give a Gift Tree
Choose either a physical Animalaya card or a digital E-card for P320 pesos when adopting a seedling. By doing so we work together to bring back our forests.
Gift Tree ideas include: wedding favors, holiday cards, graduations, fundraiser for your school or organization, corporate promotions, Earth Day celebrations, birthday cards, baby shower cards... any and all occasions.
Give a Gift Tree here today.
Why native trees?
Native trees are more adaptive to the forest being restored. They have greater chance of survival. Aside from reviving the life support system of forest, they also ensure the flourishing of native plants and animals.
Unfortunately, our forests have been reforested with fast-growing, exotic trees invasive to the country’s original forests. This type of “reforestation” replaces native trees and can result to monoculture. Diseases and pests invade exotic tree plantations and can eventually wipe out the entire reforested areas. It can result in nutrient imbalances in the soil and plants.
Instead of this kind of “reforestation”, Haribon advocates Rainforestation.
A rainforested area can provide ecological benefits which are linked to human survival. A forest is more than just a collection of trees. It is an ecosystem.
ROAD to 2020 Tree Planting Sites 2011-2015
View a map of ROAD to 2020 tree planting sites since 2011 to 2015 in this Google map here.