Forests

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

 

Day one at Sumatra Forest Defenders Camp

Blog by fade_on | October 11, 2007

Okay, here we go, my first blog, ever. I've already done some trash talking with my friend Kieran Mulvaney, who prides himself on his blogging abilities - so let's hope that I can pull off an interesting and informative blog. I'm now...

Kleenex Strikes Out in Chicago

Blog by rolf | October 5, 2007

Kimberly-Clark, the world’s the largest tissue company, destroys ancient forests to make its disposable products.  They film Kleenex commercials by inviting people to sit on a couch in famous public places and “let it out” with a...

Cut Down Illegal Logging!

Blog by rolf | September 22, 2007 3 comments

As you read this, chainsaws and bulldozers are laying into huge swaths of ancient forests – illegally – across the globe.  More than a few trees here and there, the growing problem of illegal logging is much more serious than most...

Revolving door goes 'round and 'round

Blog by rolf | September 6, 2007

Since my last post about the Bush Administration and its cozy relationship with logging industry lobbyists, the “revolving door” between the two has spun again. The latest whirl has Jan Poling, a high-level lawyer for the Forest...

The Revolving Door

Blog by rolf | August 29, 2007 2 comments

People of all political persuasions breathed a sigh of relief when Bush’s top political advisor and neo-con lightning rod Karl Rove recently announced his resignation from the White House. For lovers of forests, that celebration may...

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