Update: Since 2022, Rapunzel donates the HAND IN HAND donation (previously HAND IN HAND Fund) to the RAPUNZEL One World Organic Foundation.
The desert wetland area of Deh Akro-Il is a unique water ecosystem in the desert, containing sand dunes, small lakes and swamps. Many endangered animal species, including the Houbara Bustard and the Mugger Crocodile are endemic here. There is even a bit of arable land that can be used for farming. Unfortunately there is a danger of overusing this fragile ecosystem. In the struggle for survival in this unforgiving landscape, humans bring their cattle to graze along the shores of the lakes, unaware that they are destroying the few shrubs and trees which are essential for the survival of the ecosystem.