Forests and Biodiversity

Half of the world’s forests have disappeared. Privatisation, trade liberalisation and increased exports of crops, such as soy and palm oil, have led to a massive increase in large-scale plantations, triggering further deforestation. Yet forests provide livelihoods for many local communities and indigenous peoples. They help to regulate our climate, and are home to some of the most species-diverse habitats on earth.

We work with local communities and indigenous peoples to conserve forests, and strengthen communities’ rights and community management of forests.

We campaign against industrial large scale plantations, monoculture, destructive logging and the commodification and financialization of forests and biodiversity.

For more information contact:
Regional Program Coordinators

Latest Publication

Latest Updates about Forests and Biodiversity
Friends of the Earth Australia’s Plan for 2021

Friends of the Earth Australia’s Plan for 2021

Friends of the Earth Australia won some significant outcomes in 2020. They've been campaigning on so many fronts and doing their best to support local communities in their fights, from residents opposing new gas operations in western Victoria to locals fighting the...

BELA secures major victory against land grabber

BELA secures major victory against land grabber

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) has secured a major victory against a land grabber in Bangladesh. Approximately 748 acres of farmlands and wetlands in Sonargoan, Bangladesh, had been grabbed by two private companies owned by Mr. Noor Ali, Unique...