Our work depends entirely on donations from our supporters. We rely on the hard work of our volunteers so that money received is directed to land conservation work. In fact, in Canada, we have no paid staff.
For donations, we use CanadaHelps, a registered charity that processes secure online donations. You can donate using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards, Interac and PayPal. Within minutes of making a donation, you will receive an official electronic tax receipt emailed to you. Please note that the credit card charge will show as CanadaHelps. CanadaHelps has a spotless 14 year record for safe and secure payment processing. They never share a donor’s personal information without expressed permission and they will never sell your information to third-parties. For more information on CanadaHelps visit: http://www.canadahelps.org.
WE HAVE SEVERAL DONATION OPTIONS:
Help us protect the Amazon rainforest with a single gift.
Help us protect the Amazon rainforest every day of the year – become a monthly donor!
By donating the stock directly to the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy without cashing it in, you eliminate your capital gains tax bill. You can use prescribed bonds, units of mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), shares, warrants, bills and futures that are listed on the stock exchange.
You will also receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the stock, which will help offset your income taxes.
How does it work?
- Answer a few basic questions using the CanadaHelps online securities donation form.
- Complete the provided Letter of Direction form and send it to your financial advisor or investment firm. This authorizes your advisor to transfer the shares to CanadaHelps.
- Once CanadaHelps completes the sales, they will notify you be email and send you a tax receipt for the value of your donation. They will also disburse the funds to the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy, less their low, non-commercial administration fee.
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions by their employees. Find out if you employer offers this program and you can double the value of your donation! Your human resources department will provide you with the appropriate paperwork. For more information or assistance, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts can be designated as:
IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS
A donation can be made at any time to acknowledge the passing of a loved one. Memorial donors receive a charitable receipt for the donation and the family of the loved one is informed of this donation in a timely manner.
IN HONOUR DONATIONS
A donation can be made in honour of a loved one at any time. Generally, donations made in honour of someone are usually donations made to acknowledge special occasions, such as a birthday, wedding, or anniversary.
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Gifts can go toward our general fund or one of our campaigns listed below.
HELP US WITH CONSERVATION OF PRIMARY RAINFOREST
In the past ten years, Peru has lost more than 1 million hectares of tropical rainforest. Amazon Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) is saving threatened topical rainforest habitats in the Peruvian jungle acre by acre. We currently protect 3,500 acres of pristine rainforest in a remote area. Make one of the most meaningful investments you can make for future generations – protect an acre of rainforest for $50. With this donation, not only will you be helping us protect land that would otherwise be deforested, you are helping us provide a larger safe haven for some of the Amazon’s most vulnerable wildlife.
HELP US ADVANCE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROJECTS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
Thanks to supporters like you, we have raised enough money to purchase the title of 1,416 hectares (3,500 acres) of pristine and intact tropical rainforest habitat in the Peruvian Amazon. Now we are asking for your contribution to help us build a research station.
This research station will:
- Help us promote partnerships with universities around the world to work together on conservation, environmental education projects, collaborative research opportunities and community initiatives in the amazon rainforest.
- Help us assist in the education and strengthening the leadership of the local Peruvian people as guardians of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
- Help us research and test plots for sustainable livelihood projects for the brazil nut harvesters in the area who are currently supplementing their incomes with illegal logging and gold mining.
With this campaign we hope to raise $10,000 in gifts of $25-$500. Can you help?
HELP US PROTECT A CRITICAL SPECIES
FOR $25CDN – come to the defense of a jaguar.
Jaguars once roamed from the United States to Argentina, but today this big cat has vanished from 40 percent of its original range. Jaguars are especially sensitive to habitat destruction and other human pressures. Ranchers and farmers view these beautiful creatures as a threat to their livestock and do not hesitate to kill them. The jaguars that roam our land are safe from the rifles of these ranchers and farmers.
FOR $50CDN – save a howler monkey from poachers.
These beautiful creatures with cacophonous cries are often targeted by hunters for bush meat, as they are a large and a cheap source of protein. In addition their docile nature makes them easy prey. Our land provides these creatures with a safe haven. We have noticed that during the Brazil nut harvesting season, the amount of animals on our land dramatically increases as they flee to safety from the guns of the harvesters.
FOR $100 CDN – save a macaw from the pet trafficking trade.
In Latin America thousands of wild parrots are taken from the wild to be sold as pets in the Americas, Asia and Europe despite national laws and international trade agreements. The hunters chop down trees to capture chicks. The babies are drugged, then hidden in thermoses, stuffed into toilet paper tubes, or sewn into the clothes of the smuggler. Most captured wild animals die before reaching a buyer. We are pleased to host a healthy population of macaws on the land in our care.
FOR $200 CDN – provide a nesting site for an endangered harpy eagle.
Not only do the Brazil nut trees on our land store large amounts of carbon, provide a sustainable income for the local community, but also, they are one of the favourite nesting sites for the Harpy Eagle. These raptors are one of the world’s largest and most powerful eagles whose populations are declining due to habitat loss, destruction of nesting sites and shooting. Each nesting pair only has a single chick every two to three years.
Please note the dollar amount associated with each species is merely so we can offer different amounts. Each of these species is equally valuable.