A Revolution in Rainforest Funding
A Revolution in Rainforest Funding is Coming
So why is Selvador a revolution in rainforest funding?
We believe there is a better way to deliver more funding to the rainforest to drive its preservation and regeneration.
Many climate schemes deliver only 40% of donated funds to their target projects. The rest of the money is lost to scheme administration. In the worst cases 90% is lost to running costs!
Even from start up we will deliver more than 60% of the donation to our rainforest partners as our App automates our administration. This yields an income of $1,900 per hectare per year.
Cattle farming is one of the main causes of deforestation. A cattle farmer in Costa Rica can expect a farm income of about $500 per hectare per year. Our $1,900 is a big incentive to raise forests rather than cattle!
Many schemes support monoculture plantations. No biodiversity! – No sustainable benefit to the climate! We will not support monocultures!
Costa Rica aims to increase their forest coverage from 53% to 60% of their land surface area. We want to help them to achieve that target.
We will soon launch a Web App that allows donors to sponsor a 100 square metre plot of rainforest for a year.
We want to build a community of subscribers that helps us to develop and test the App so that it becomes the Game Changer we know it can be!
Meet our partners in the Reserva Natural Maquenque in this video
Did you know?
Help us to protect the rainforests and we'll save this stunning birdlife too!
Our Why – based on 4 beliefs
Developed countries owe it to the tropics to financially encourage forest/ land owners to preserve current rainforests and re-wild cleared areas.
Typically climate schemes lose more than 60%, and as much as 90%, of their donations to running costs. Our App, which will be launched soon, will prevent this.
We should never stop trying to make everything we do more transparent.
It isn’t just about the trees and carbon offsetting. Rainforest survival depends as much on the wildlife.
By building a community of sponsors and enthusiasts to not only help in the development of our apps but also challenge us to deliver more funding directly to the rainforests and leak less to unnecessary costs.
To change the game in rainforest protection and regeneration by directly connecting our sponsors and donors through our apps thereby delivering more of their money to our rainforest partners.
What we value
Biodiversity, Collaboration, Efficiency, Expertise, Fairness, Innovation, Integrity.
What we don’t
Bureaucracy, Corruption, Greenwash.