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.


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Regional Program Coordinators
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Pressure on activists and NGOs protesting against climate change and unsustainable energy in Russia

Since the 2000s, legislation regarding environmental protection and public participation has been weakened while legislation on NGOs and civil society has grown more restrictive: this has led to the proliferation of unresolved environmental problems throughout the...
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International Mangrove Day – Stop the deforestation of shorelines!

International Mangrove Day – Stop the deforestation of shorelines!

Today on #InternationalMangroveDay, we shine a light on why mangroves matter.  Half of the world’s mangrove forests (more than 30 million hectares) have been destroyed or cleared in the past half-century, for agricultural and destructive development projects, in the...

We stand in Internationalist Solidarity with Ms. Akino Miyagi

We stand in Internationalist Solidarity with Ms. Akino Miyagi

Stop the intimidation of forests conservation activists and immediately evict the US military from the Yambaru Forests World Natural Heritage candidate site. Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific expresses its deep concern over the latest news from Japan regarding the...