Monday, March 24, 2008
According to Google Earth Outreach partners the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), areas the size of six football fields are cut down every two minutes in Borneo's rainforest due to illegal logging. To counteract this, the intrepid folks at WWF have a plant-a-tree campaign where you can donate a small amount for them to plant an actual sapling in the Sebangau National Park in Borneo, Indonesia. Follow the adorable animation at mybabytree.org, select how many trees you want to plant, and in return you'll get a KML file with the location of your tree in Google Earth. You can even choose which of three tree species you would like them to plant.
To learn more about WWF's seven other conservation programs in Borneo, or to see all of their programs worldwide, open the WWF Conservation Projects layer in the Global Awareness folder in Google Earth.