Rainforests stretch a vast canopy of green over one third of the planet. They are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial species of animals, insects and plants and there are around 33 million people who know the rainforest as home. It is essential that the rainforest stays that way.
Deforestation is a key factor to the incremental problem of climate change. Rainforest trees and roots store millions of tons of carbon which is released into the atmosphere in the process of deforestation. This is happening at an alarming rate.
But Cool Earth believes it’s not too late to save the rainforest. In our partnerships, there has been a rate of only 0.51% forest loss compared to 28% in the surrounding areas. A great figure, that promises more great things to come.
The rainforest is only protected when those who live there are strong. And that’s why we’re celebrating International Day of Forests by connecting you with the people from our partnerships. We want to show you what the rainforest means to them.