Forests clean our air and water, provide life-saving medicine, regulate our climate, store carbon and are home to millions of people. They’re also teeming with animals, insects, and plants. If you want to save the world, forests are a great place to start. And if you want to find one of the best organizations for the job, you’re in the right place.
Since 1999, ForestEthics has secured protection agreements for 65 million acres of forests (26 million hectares) and helped move billions of dollars of corporate buying away from forest destruction. Learn more about us >>
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Protecting forests is more critical than ever. With more than half of the world’s original forest gone, North America, along with Russia and Brazil house the majority of what remains. Only 20% of our world’s original forests remain in areas large enough to sustain the natural range of species and forest functions.
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1. McGuire, David and co authors. (2011, July 14). A Large and Persistent Carbon Sink in the World’s Forests Science Express. Science Express. Retrieved from <http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6045/988/suppl/DC1>.