Native forests concentrate more than half of the planet's terrestrial biodiversity.
From them we obtain essential goods and services for our survival, such as food, wood and medicines. In addition, they are the home and livelihood of thousands of indigenous and peasant communities.
These ecosystems play a fundamental role in climate regulation, maintenance of water sources and flows, and soil conservation.
Forests are possibly our most important natural heritage, but also the most threatened and depredated.
Clearings cause flooding, desertification and climate change.
12% of greenhouse gases come from deforestation and other land use changes.
Every year 8.8 million hectares of forests are destroyed, to become grazing land dedicated to cattle, oil palm plantations, soybean fields or roads. Most of this happens in tropical regions, where there is a particularly rich variety of life.
We work together with indigenous and peasant communities in areas of great forest destruction such as the Amazon, Congo, Indonesia and Chaco to investigate, document, expose and take action against deforestation. In addition, we denounce businessmen and governments that destroy protected forests in different parts of the world .
We believe that natural resources must be used in an orderly and sustainable manner with the participation of local populations. Together we can defend the forests and demand reforestation for the benefit of all life on our planet.
What do we propose?
Restore destroyed and degraded forests and forests
Protect representative samples of each ecosystem
Improve practices of destructive industries
Demand that food, paper and wood products are not linked to forest destruction
Responsible use of natural resources