Home to around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land — in addition to the millions of people who depend on them for survival — our remaining ancient forests are some of our most diverse ecosystems. They are also vitally important to the health of our planet, especially when it comes to regulating the climate.

 

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With so many of the world's forests already destroyed, we urgently need to protect what is left. Yet industry is still relentlessly converting forests into disposable products that end up in our shopping baskets - while pushing species to the brink of extinction, destroying the lives and livelihoods of forest communities and exacerbating global climate change. We need your help to protect what forests remain.

Our Motivation

Around the world, forests are being logged for timber and paper pulp and cleared to grow mono-crops like soy and palm oil while also deteriorating from impacts of global warming. Deforestation is a major driver of global warming, responsible for up to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions–more than all the cars, trucks, planes, boats and trains in the world combined.

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Our vision

Solutions to deforestation exist. We're campaigning for zero deforestation globally by 2020.

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Our impact

Whether it's convincing Barbie to go for greener packaging or partnering with the music industry to promote responsible-sourced instruments, our supporters can fortunately celebrate several victories for the forests.

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Our current projects

Learn more about our current projects in forest protection.

The latest updates

 

Month in Pictures - October 2010

Image gallery | November 1, 2010

Intact Peatland Forest in Indonesia

Image | November 11, 2009 at 14:10

This area is home to a local community whose life depends on fishing.

Trees in the Pacoima Canyon area of Los Angeles

Image | September 2, 2009 at 19:00

Trees in the Pacoima Canyon area of Los Angeles, Sept. 3,2009, burned by wildfires.

A helicopter approaches a wall of smoke to

Image | September 2, 2009 at 19:00

A helicopter approaches a wall of smoke to drop water on a wildfire in the Pacoima Canyon area of Los Angeles,Sept. 3, 2009.

A helicopter approaches a wall of smoke to

Image | September 2, 2009 at 19:00

A helicopter approaches a wall of smoke to drop water on a wildfire in the Pacoima Canyon area of Los Angeles,Sept. 3, 2009.

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