Tropical forests, temperate rainforests and northern forests are essential for regulating the earth’s climate, while also providing us with fresh water and oxygen.
Forests are home to two-thirds of land-based species and Indigenous Peoples.
But tragically, forests are being ravaged at an alarming rate.
The destruction of forests is driving a worldwide biodiversity and climate breakdown.
Commodity-driven deforestation from raising cattle or planting soy and palm oil is a primary culprit. Mining, logging, forest fires and even climate change itself are also major culprits.
Forests are home to hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples who have been fighting to protect them for generations.
Also, about 30% of the earth’s land is covered with forests, which are home to more than two-thirds of the world’s land-based species.
It’s time we all fight for forests. Today, more than ever, intact ecosystems are essential for our planet’s health and our own survival.
We must stop deforestation now and restore the health of the world’s forests. Defending and rehabilitating our forests is the most economical and fastest way to reduce GHG emissions.
Together and in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and allies, you can help stop deforestation, forest degradation and restore forests to protect life on earth.
We want you to take action because together we’re strong.
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