Size of Wales
Size of Wales aims to bring everyone in Wales together to help sustain an area of tropical forest the size of Wales as part of a national response to climate change.
‘An area the size of Wales’ is frequently used to measure the rate of forest destruction. Through Size of Wales, we aim to turn that negative use of the country’s size on its head, by encouraging the people of Wales to take positive action and help protect an area of rainforest equivalent to the size of our nation.
An environmental charity, Size of Wales unites communities, businesses, organisations and schools to help protect 2 million hectares of rainforest and forge lasting links with some of the world’s poorest people.
Supporters of Size of Wales are linked directly to rainforest projects and communities to assist sustainable management of forest resources and to make a significant contribution to reducing global carbon emissions. Our forest protects help conserve existing tropical forests across Africa and South America, as well as support local communities to increase forest cover for the benefit of people, wildlife and soils. The total area of the forest projects adds up to the 2 million hectare target – equivalent to the size of Wales.
We can all help by joining a ‘Tribe’, and encouraging family, friends, businesses to donate even a very small amount to the cause. Every £1 that gets donated will be doubled by the Size of Wales sponsors. There is a RCT Tribe that RCT residents or businesses can join, or you can create your own school, workplace, college, university, community group tribe. Simply follow the instructions here
Together we can change the relationship between Wales and the rainforests. Instead of using ‘The Size of Wales’ as a measure of destruction, it can be a measure of conservation and ‘people power’.