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Protecting Biodiversity

It's not just people that keep rainforest healthy.

Rainforest is home to 50% of the world’s biodiversity.

From birds of paradise to tiny frogs to macaque monkeys, we love to see it. But beyond the beauty and wonder, we must acknowledge that protecting biodiversity is the key to the health of our planet, and it doesn’t stop at wildlife.

Biodiversity is just as crucial to life on Earth as the sun, water and air. Each tree, plant, insect, bird, mammal, reptile and insect, and even fungi, exist as part of a delicate ecosystem. All highly dependent on each other to create a healthy climate and a continuation of life.

All integral to the health of rainforest, the people that live there and its ability to cool our climate.

The climate is hotting up. As a result, the systems that regulate the planet are in flux. Protecting biodiversity is often forgotten about in climate action, in protest, legislation and in important global talks, but not by us, and not by people living in rainforest either.

Another crisis, another opportunity to fight.

It’s true, we are in a biodiversity crisis. A crisis interlinked with climate change.

Both can be fought back against with direct action in the partnerships where we work.

Tropical deforestation damages biodiversity, meaning ecosystems can’t survive and crucially, can’t capture carbon.

Trees, plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects are all monitored through our Forest Impact team and addressed through our solutions to fight deforestation.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is an ally against the climate crisis. It's a marker of the resilience of rainforest, its health and ability to capture carbon. This is good news for the people that live there too who rely on it for livelihoods, food, medicine and more.

Conservation

Our biodiversity officers work with local people to identify ways in which biodiversity can be monitored, encouraged and protected. From garden rotations, advising on land use plans and strategic planting to animal tracking and monitoring.

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