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POSSENIA'S ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION & REWILDING FUND
Although we are a small player in the global market, Possenia is committed to doing our part to protect our climate and the environment. We have elected to finance certain projects which we believe will have the biggest impact. In 2022, we will focus on restoration of ecosystems and rewilding.
As a not-for-profit, we split our profits between climate action and protection (our Rewilding & Restoratin fund) as well as protection of vulnerable populations and humanitarian aid. Additionally, this years Togeveresting event will fundraise towards these goals. Funds raised for Sethule Orphans' Trust and Greatlakes Outreach through the Togeveresting event will not go through Possenia at all, instead going directly into the verified accounts of the charity through Paypal. For restoration and rewilding, Possenia will pool the funds raised through Togeveresting (that were designated by participants to restoration and rewilding) and use them to finance rewilding and restoration activities in Switzerland as well as global conservation efforts as outlined below. At the end of 2022, Possenia will publish its first Annual Report which will include detailed information relating to how this fund was used and the impact.
When people think of Switzerland, deforestation and destruction of ecosystems doesn't really come to mind but the reality is that from 2001 to 2020, Switzerland lost 40.3kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.6% decrease in tree cover since 2000*. Possenia is based in Switzerland and we want to take immediate steps to do our part in protecting this beautiful country's landscape and forests. In the first quarter of 2022, Possenia will finalize partnerships with Swiss-based associations to lead Possenia's efforts on this front. More to come on this.
This is not 'new' news but the destruction of natural ecosystems around the world is staggering. According to the organization - Rainforest Trust - 1 acre of rainforest is lost every second*. Possenia planted many trees in the Amazon in December 2021 as part of our Christmas drive, gifting the planting of trees to anyone who had engagement with Possenia since our launch however, we don't simply want to plant trees in the Amazon this year. We want to support conservation of biodiversity which goes beyond tree planting as much as we can. While we usually prefer to donate to small, on-the-ground projects that have a larger local impact, this year, we aim to partner with a larger conversation organization that protects ecosystems by turning these spaces into protected reserves. More to come on this as we finalize our partnership.