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[ Forests: our places of peace, and so much more ]

rainforestdtDid you know that an acre of rainforest contains up to 86 different tree species, and thousands of amphibians, birds, insects and mammals that depend on them?

Forests are our respite. Our places of peace. Our natural air filters. Our water factories. Our medicine cabinets. We literally can’t live without them.  Despite their immense value, nearly half of the world’s forests have been lost. What’s worse, we’re cutting them down at greater rates each year to plant crops, graze cattle and generate income from timber and other forest products.

No matter where you live, forests make your life possible. When a forest is lost anywhere, people feel it everywhere.

On organization working to save our forests and natural spaces is Conservation International. Their mission is to build upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International(CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

For nearly three decades, Conservation International has worked to ensure the world’s most important forests are protected for future generations. That work has helped to place nearly 40 million hectares (nearly 99 million acres) of forests under protection.

Click here to find out how you can help.

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