Rainforests are Earth’s most essential ecosystem. Storing carbon, regulating the water cycle, releasing oxygen and protecting millions of species of plants and animals, we all rely on them, every day.
Their destruction poses a serious threat to life on Earth. Millions of the world’s most vulnerable are already living with the effects of a changing climate, which makes it imperative that we take action to protect Earth’s carbon-rich rainforest.
“Ultimately, we need to foster a new relationship with nature, and we can achieve that together.”
The newly released FAO’s State of The World’s Forests report sounds a vital alarm on behalf of Earth’s wildlife, but also provides a glimmer of hope. Deforestation rates are beginning to slow down and forest protection is increasingly being recognised for its importance and its role in mitigating the climate crisis.
With the amazing support of our business partners, Cool Earth works with local communities to develop livelihoods that increase resilience for rainforest people and keep trees standing strong. Working together, we can create a new sustainable relationship with nature that ensures Earth’s most vital ecosystem is protected.
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