Natural Step has initiated the international programme

"SN-NS"

(Save Nature - Natural Step)

The aim of this programme is direct collaboration, making a significant economic contribution through promotions, sponsorship, donations etc. to internationally famous NGOs specialising in the protection of nature.

  • These NGOs are active on various fronts, such as:

  • Conserving the integrity and diversity of nature. Fighting against the extinction of plant species under critical threat.

  • Maintaining natural resources through reforestation in environmental hot-spots around the world.

  • Encouraging the sustainable use of renewable natural resources.

  • Promoting the reduction of pollution and excessive consumption.

  • Fostering sustainable development.

  • Implementing appropriate environmental policies.

Natural Step is currently working on signing collaboration agreements with NGOs on a global level with the aim of donating a high percentage of the total volume of sales to these causes. We will keep you posted on the progress we make

“The diversity of life is one of the most spectacular aspects of this planet.”

Biodiversity is the variety of different species that live on Earth. No one knows exactly how many species exist, but the latest studies of the number of different species suggest that there must be some 8.7 million different species in total. However, even today approximately 86% of terrestrial species and 91% of marine species have yet to be discovered. Some scientists have even put forward yet more spectacular figures, ranging from 3 to 80 million species.

We live on a planet filled with an overwhelming multitude of species that is governed by humankind.

It is sometimes difficult to take on board the fact that we as human beings share the planet Earth with millions and millions of living creatures, some of which will never even be discovered because, as the biologists and experts point out, nature on Earth is going through such a rapid period of extinction that many species will have disappeared before we have discovered their very existence.

“What we do know is that of all of these estimates of the many millions of species that exist on the planet, there is strangely only one that acts in a way that is damaging to nature, and only one that does not respect its habitat”

Some studies carried out by the United Nations say that the world is currently facing the greatest losses in diversity of animal species since the dinosaurs became extinct.

The rate of extinction is described as “unprecedented in the last 65 million years”.

The rate of extinction over the last few million years is much higher than the rate of previous extinctions. This is because humankind has exploited and altered the planet to the detriment of a balance among all living species.

At present, the number of species populating this Blue Planet is much greater than the number of human beings, yet it is the latter that are responsible for the disappearance of other species due to the way they behave towards their environment.

Human beings are the main cause of the extinction of other species, due mainly to current rates of deforestation and pollution. It is estimated that in the tropical forests alone, some 17,000 species become extinct each year.

Forests and jungles host the greatest biological wealth that this planet has. They are essential ecosystems for life on the planet and their disappearance or deterioration has repercussions on the lives of living creatures.

It has been calculated that since the Earth came into being to today, some 500 million species have lived on it, and of these 1% survive today.

Here at Natural Step we think that it is possible to help and that genuine actions in combination with real commitments really do help.

We are of the opinion that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – and we must therefore begin our journey by taking steps, Natural Steps

We must take action, because the future is still in our hands.

Our aim is to sign agreements leading to permanent, lasting obligations. This is so that we can guarantee that there will be not only investment in reforestation, but also a continuity of care of these and a specific maintenance programme that has a genuine influence and a significant positive impact on the forests and jungles on this planet that most need it.