The more biodiverse a forest, the more carbon it stores.
The health of the forest and the species which depend on it are very effective indicators of the success of our partnerships. When we find evidence of threatened species thriving, that’s an even bigger reason to celebrate.
Our partners know more about the forest than we ever will. That’s why we’ve hired local biodiversity officers to train and lead community Forest Watch Teams across our partnerships in Peru and Papua New Guinea. With training and a total of 32 camera traps and 5 laptops, our intrepid teams are sharing images from the forest with us and their communities. These images strengthen our understanding of the forest and the species that are being protected and are used for community education.