The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world, covering an area of 5,500,000 km2. It represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60%, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
Guayusa grows in the part of the Amazon rainforest which is between the geographical borders of Ecuador in the part where the Quechua tribe lives. Nightwatch and Green Matters Foundation provide education to the Quechua tribe members regarding reforestation and also coöperates with reforestation programs.
In 2008 the Ecuadorian people approved a Constitution that was the first in the world to recognize the Rights of Nature. The forests were declared fragile ecosystems. The Ecuadorian Constitution recognizes the inalienable rights of ecosystems to exist and flourish, gives people the authority to petition on the behalf of ecosystems, and requires the government to remedy violations of these rights. A well-protected forest you could say, however, there remains a need for reforestation. Nightwatch will cooperate or donate to NGO's planting trees in Ecuador.
We at Nightwatch find it very important to invest in reforestation and try to protect the nature as much as possible. By using the promotion code ‘tree’, we plant one tree for every tray we sell. This promotion is part of the One Tree Planted campaign.
Please visit the One Tree Planted campaign here.