The world is losing 10 million hectares of forest each year – about the size of Iceland. We’ve lost more than half the world’s tropical forests since the 1960s. In 2019, the world lost an entire soccer field worth of primary rainforest every six seconds. Cattle ranching, agriculture, mining, and oil drilling are all contributing to this ecological crisis and we must reverse course and act responsibly.
Contrary to popular belief, forests are a lot more than just collections of trees — they are the essence of our lives. They protect us as we grow, clean the air we breathe, purify the water we drink, and provide us with the food and health we need.
And our forests are one of our most powerful tools in the battle against climate change. Current global deforestation represents about 10% of annual greenhouse gas emission. But ending deforestation and engaging in reforestation can both reduce global warming pollution as well as protect the primary habitat of billions of plants and animals.
On the International Day of Forests, we remember the importance of the world’s canopy and urge you to take action and be a part of the thousands of people worldwide who are working to protect our most important asset – our forests.
Take action and sign our petition calling on businesses to stop practices that are harmful to trees and cause deforestation. Tell them it’s time that sustainability played a larger role in their operations.
Together, we can ensure that future generations will be able to benefit from all that our woodlands provide.
Sign the petition:
As the world begins to see the continuing effects of climate change and deforestation, we call on businesses globally to put sustainability first in their daily operations and supply chain. The effects of industry upon the world’s canopy has resulted in 10 million hectares of forest being lost each year.
It’s time that businesses take forest conservation seriously and take an active role in replenishing the natural resources that have been lost over time.