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A dawn of hope for our fragile planet

Our mission is to plant one billion mangrove trees mitigating 500 million tonnes CO2. In addition, to improve and empower coastal communities to a better life while promoting bio-diversity and protecting endangered species.

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Thor Heyerdahl Climate Parks

Thor Heyerdahl Climate Parks is the common name of the areas where WIF is planting and has planted trees.

The first phase of the park consists of 2200 hectares for mangrove restoration, which mitigates 3,600,000 tons of CO2 in addition to serving to protect valuable eco-systems  as well as lives and properties in vulnerable costal communities.

Thor Heyerdahl was a founding member of WIF. He contributed greatly to the aims and objectives of WIF in support of Sustainable Development. He served as WIF´s first Vice-President.


Thor Heyerdahl Climate Parks

The second phase consists of 2,100 hectares and has a planned start between 2019 – 2023.  A larger project located in Myanmar consists of 75,000 hectares of planting and conservation of trees.  Total Co2 mitigation for the two new projects will be 150,000,000 tonnes.

Phase three, with a start date in 2020 is currently in the planning stages for India, Bangladesh and Indonesia in order to meet the final target of 1 billion trees.

We urgently need to scale up our efforts in order to generate a global impact to win the climate war.

Restoring lost mangrove forests is a practical, meaningful contribution in strengthening nature’s own methods for climate balance, tested over thousands of years. Planting miracle mangrove trees is more than a vision, it is a celebration for life on Earth. Believing in a livable future is more than a dream, it is a commitment to our global village.

Dr. Arne Fjørtoft Secretary General & Founder WIF, In consultative status with the United Nations

Co2 mitigation:

According to internationally accepted VCS methodology, each tree mitigates 500 kg CO2 over 25 years. The cost per ton is according to European market price. (Our cost price is 10 USD as of January, 2019) 

See the World Bank’s emission statistics by country to  find out what investment is needed for you to become carbon positive:

For Norway (emission per person close to 10 tons, yearly) investment is USD 70 per person (average NOK 500). 

How we spend your contribution: 

  • 67 % for tree-planting and monitoring
  • 25 % for sustainable development / poverty reduction
  • 8 % for administration and reporting

By using Open Forest satellite pictures, supporters will be able to observe their trees via registered polygons. Each certificate is marked with polygons for your trees.

Annual audit report will be available for supporters

Mangrove Restoration

The project started in 2012 and is based on three years of research on the restoration of mangrove in all coastal areas as a protective shield against the effects of climate change as well as the increased production of sea food. In addition emangrove as an effective mitigating factor for Green House Gases was also studied.

Sustainable Development

62% of the population in the communities are below UN´s poverty index. Our aim is to increase earnings with over 100% during the next 5 years by focusing on livelihoods and generating income as part of the mangrove restoration in adaptation to climate change.

Bio Diversity

Bio-diversity is not only to uphold existing flora and fauna, but also to enrich the environment with additional value such as establishing the first mangrove gene bank with 64 species of mangroves and related species. We are also protecting endangered species with focus on elephants, dugongs and sea turtles in the park area.

Secretary General of the United Nations

Kofi A. Annan

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Explorer and author (First Vice President of Worldview International Foundation)

Thor Heyerdahl

“Worldview aims to work for better understanding between developed and developing nations. Both words have something to give each other”.

Margot Wallstrom Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sweden & Former Chairperson Worldview International Foundation

Margot Wallstrom

“Global Warming is the biggest challenge in human history.
We can win this battle with support from everyone concerned.
I have visited Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and experienced an effective process with local and global impact."

Head of UN Environment Under-Secretary General United Nations

Erik Solheim

The Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015 gave hope for the future. In order to keep temperature under 2 degrees C, there is an urgent need for immediate action. In addition to reducing emissions, mitigating CO2 already in the atmosphere is equally important. Protecting the world’s rain forests and restore lost mangrove forests are essential in reaching the desired goals. One of the countries with the greatest need for mangrove restoration is Myanmar. Worldview International Foundation’s pioneering project “Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park” with 2,5 million new trees and millions more to come, is an example of practical solutions to the biggest challenge in our time.