Forests

Forests make life possible. They are the ‘lungs of the planet’, recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. They also store water, prevent soil erosion and protect biodiversity. Yet, we are still allowing them to disappear. Across the world, we have lost nearly half of all forests for agriculture, development or resource extraction.

We all rely on the resources that forests provide, but we forget how much we rely on them. From the magnificent, dense forests homes of great apes and monkeys in the Congo Basin, to the vast and endless, immersive forests of Indonesia, we need to protect the last remaining tropical forests on earth. Not only for wildlife, but for ourselves.


The Importance of Forests

Livelihoods

Supporting Livelihoods

Forests support the livelihoods of local people.

A natural dependency

A natural dependency

Approximately 300 million people depend on forests directly for their survival.

Forests fuel life

Forests fuel life

Forests provide us with clean air and water. An essential for all life forms on Earth.

A home to all creatures

A home to all creatures

80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity call forests home.

Act for the Wild

Learn more about how your actions can make a positive change to our Forests.