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.