Forests where we work
We’re working to protect, manage and restore some of the planet’s most important forests...
We’ve been working in the Amazon rainforests for more than 40 years. We’re helping Amazon countries create and manage protected areas, and we work with local communities, governments and businesses to promote development that minimises their impact on the environment.
The island of Borneo has lost half its forests in the last few decades. These forests are home to many globally significant species, including orang-utans, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos and clouded leopards. We’re working with the island’s governments to safeguard a huge area called the Heart of Borneo.
New Guinea and its islands contain the world’s third largest remaining tropical forests, which are home to as much as 8% of the planet’s species. Its wetlands are the jewel of the region. We’re defending the island’s unique wildlife, cultures and natural resources from devastating deforestation caused by illegal logging, palm oil production and other unsustainable development.
The forests of the Amur-Heilong region - which includes parts of north-east China and the Russian Far East - are the last haunt of the Amur tiger, one of the world’s largest cats, and the Amur leopard, the world’s rarest big cat. Much of the forest there remains unspoilt, and we want to help keep it that way.
The Atlantic forest, on the east coast of Brazil and into Paraguay and Argentina, is one of the most vulnerable forests in the world - but it still supports an amazing variety of life. We’re addressing the huge threats it faces from urbanisation and expanding agriculture.
Colombia, in the north of South America, is home to over 10% of the world’s plant and animal species, and contains more species of bird than any other country. But it’s losing nearly 2,000 sq km of natural forest every year. We’re combating the causes of deforestation and defending the rights of forest communities.
The Cerrado’s diverse landscape is a mix of grasslands, wetlands and forest. It’s home to an amazing variety of unique plants and animals, including dozens of vulnerable and endangered species. But the Cerrado is disappearing faster than the Amazon. We’re urgently addressing the rampant threat of unsustainable soya production, grown to feed farm animals across the world.
East Africa’s coastal forests are vitally important to both wildlife and local communities. We’re giving people support to manage their forests sustainably, protect their crops and earn a better living through alternative livelihoods - all helping to reduce pressure on forests.
The Eastern Himalayas, across India, Nepal and Bhutan, are home to an amazing variety of landscapes and species. We’re restoring forest links that provide a habitat and passageway for animals, including tigers. We’re also helping people and wildlife cope with climate change, and helping communities increase their income by using their natural resources sustainably.