Why Forests are so Important
Forests are home to nearly 80% of the terrestrial biodiversity of the planet. They provide livelihood for more than a billion people around the world and help regulate climate. Hence their importance to combat climate change.
Furthermore, most biodiversity rich countries, are economically poor and their rural population depend directly on forests and other natural resources for their livelihood. They lack financial resources for their subsistence, let alone for environmental conservation and research.
That is why we are committed to forest conservation carried out by keen volunteers. In this way, we help make a difference for the environment in those places where there are little or no resources for conservation, at the same time of providing career development opportunities for the future generation of leaders.
We support forest research geared up to find the right balance between biodiversity conservation (with all its benefits to climate and the wider environment) , and livelihood provision to the billion + people that depend on them.