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El Rincon Stream Frog. Picture courtesy of World Land Trust

Carry on protecting habitats with 40 for 40

Available on all tiles with more than 40% recycled content, our 40 for 40 programme supports the work of the World Land Trust in protecting the most important biodiverse habitats. In total, through 40 for 40, your tile specifications have protected 156 acres of land in perpetuity, contributing to a total of more than 2,600,000 acres now owned by projects supported by the charity.

When you specify Parkside tiles with more than 40% recycled content, your project contributes to the important work of two current World Land Trust projects, Argentina’s Somuncurá Plateau and Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodland. Both are crucially important for biodiversity.

Somuncurá Plateau

Classified as a crucial area for birds and extinction-facing species, Patagonia’s Somuncurá Plateau is in danger. In recent decades, unsustainable land use and invasive species have combined to threaten the unique life in these habitats, pushing a wealth of highly threatened, endemic species to the brink of extinction. With 40 for 40’s contributions the World Land Trust has established the first privately-owned reserve the Somuncurá Plateau has ever seen. Initially 11,675 acres will be protected, including a small number of streams that are the only known home of the flagship project species – the Critically Endangered and micro-endemic amphibian El Rincon Stream Frog.

Dakatcha Woodland

Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodland is a landscape of remarkable value. These forests lie within the Coastal Forest ecoregion of eastern Africa – Dakatcha is the northernmost limit – and are a key area for birds and biodiversity in general. They are a refuge for threatened species only found at a handful of other sites, and the sole documented breeding ground for the endangered Clarke’s Weaver birds. Having supported Nature Kenya’s efforts at Dakatcha since 2018, World Land Trust is purchasing and protecting 929 acres of woodland, with Rainforest Trust financing another 306 acres. The project protects the highest conservation value areas before they are lost to commercial agriculture, illegal charcoal enterprises, and rapid forest degradation.

Pictured: El Rincon Stream Frog. Courtesy of World Land Trust.

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