Deforestation of Rainforests
Trees play an important role in the rainforest. The canopy helps regulate temperature and humidity. Troublingly, we are losing nearly 4,500 acres of rainforests every hour from illegal logging, mining, agriculture, forest fires, and oil drilling. This results in a lot of carbon being released into the atmosphere, and with fewer trees, a lot less available oxygen. Rainforest Partnership works directly with rainforest communities to sustainably develop products found in the forest as well as developing sustainable revenue-generating programs, giving the community a stake in keeping their trees intact. When the trees are more valuable left standing than cut down, we can all breathe easier.