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What?

The Bridges Plants Trees campaign is a collaboration with social enterprise Animal Projects & Environmental Education (APE Malaysia) in support of their Restore Our Amazing Rainforest (ROAR) initiative which involves the planting and maintenance of tree saplings in the Lower Kinabatangan area in Sabah. As well as restoring wildlife habitats, the campaign also supports local communities.

Why Us?

In addition to sponsoring 50 trees and three years’ maintenance of these trees, for every 10 trees sponsored through this campaign, Bridges M&C will be sponsoring an additional tree and three years’ maintenance of that tree.

The campaign starts on 14 July 2022 and ends on World Earth Day on April 22 2023.

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tree saplings sponsored

*Numbers are updated every Wednesday

300 tree saplings are projected to be planted by the end of 2022

Every package you purchase goes directly to the planting of a diverse species of tree saplings, and caring for them for up to three years when they are able to grow on their own. Your contributions will also be supporting the indigenous Orang Sungai community.

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3-Tree Package 

MYR 129

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1-Tree Package 

MYR 50

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3-Tree Package (MYR 129)
 

Includes:

 

1) 3 trees
2) 3 years' maintenance per tree

 

After planting*:
 

1) 1 set of photos of sponsored trees 
2) 1 personalised e-certificate 

1-Tree Package (MYR 50)
 

Includes:

 

1) 1 tree
2) 3 years' maintenance per tree

 

After planting*:
 

1) 1 set of photos of sponsored tree
2) 1 personalised e-certificate 

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10-Tree Package 

MYR 399

10-Tree Package (MYR 399)
 

Includes:

 

1) 10 trees
2) 3 years' maintenance per tree

 

After planting*:
 

1) 1 set of photos of sponsored trees 
2) 1 personalised e-certificate 

*Note:

  1. You will receive a receipt for your sponsorship from Stripe within 24 hours of payment.

  2. Within 3 working days, you will receive an email from csr@bridges-comms.com confirming the name you wish to put on your e-certificate. If you are gifting a tree package to another person (friend, family, colleague, etc), we will request for the recipient’s details to send a personalised email and e-certificate.

  3. Photos and e-certificates will only be provided after the tree saplings have been planted based on APE Malaysia's planting schedule, i.e. between 3 to 6 months of payment. We will contact you through csr@bridges-comms.com when they are ready.

  4. Bridges M&C and APE Malaysia will not use your contact details for purposes other than would be considered reasonable to ensure you receive your sapling photos and e-certificates within the stipulated time. Thank you!

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Did you know?

25%

Globally 25% of drugs used in modern medicine are derived from rainforest plants [1]

120

120 prescription drugs sold worldwide today to treat diabetes, heart conditions and infectious diseases are derived directly from rainforest plants [2]

70%

Researchers believe around 70% of rainforest plants have anti-cancer properties [2]

Source:

[1] Global Risk Insights. Deforestation Impacting the Pharmaceutical Industry. June 2015. https://globalriskinsights.com/2015/06/deforestation-impacting-pharmaceutical-industry/ [2] Shipra Shah, Jahangeer A. Bhat, Ethnomedicinal knowledge of indigenous communities and pharmaceutical potential of rainforest ecosystems in Fiji Islands, Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 244-249 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2095496419300536#

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Rainforests provide us with medicine

As a medical and healthcare communications agency, Bridges M&C recognises that encouraging biodiversity through reforestation can increase our chances of discovering new medicines, and preserve the lifeblood of medicinal botany. Sadly, the rapid rate of deforestation and subsequent eradication of species of flora is outpacing the rate at which scientists can learn about the medicinal properties of plants. About 40% of the world’s green lungs have vanished and a further 10 million hectares of forests are being lost to deforestation every year. At this rate, experts predict that by the year 2100, more than 50% of all rainforest flora and fauna will become extinct.

Source:

Global Risk Insights. Deforestation Impacting the Pharmaceutical Industry. June 2015. https://globalriskinsights.com/2015/06/deforestation-impacting-pharmaceutical-industry/

World Wide Fund for Nature. Forests. https://explore.panda.org/forests#intro.

Brodwin E. Earth is on the edge of a 'Sixth Extinction'. April 2015. https://www.businessinsider.com/sixth-extinction-elizabeth-kolbert-2015-4?r=US.