Our forests are precious beyond imagination. We must protect them for the people living in them and for people everywhere. But to a greedy few, forests are just land, waiting to become pastures, plantations, or roads; sources of timber, rubber, or minerals. Deforestation is endangering the planet’s rich biodiversity – and contributing to climate change. Southeast Asian nations such as Thailand and the Philippines are already among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts.  Preserving Indonesia’s vast forests is one of the keys to stabilising the global climate, in turn bringing significant benefits to the region.