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

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Pro Public secure interim order to stop illicit trade of elephants

Pro Public secure interim order to stop illicit trade of elephants

Pro Public has secured an interim order to stop the cross-border smuggling of endangered wild elephants in Nepal. Despite the species' vulnerability, the Nepalese government has not shown any willingness to uphold their legal commitment to protect them.  This order is...