Forests

In the past century, the rampant consumption of resources has led to the destruction of forests on a massive scale.

The consequences of deforestation for wildlife, human communities and the global climate are severe and EIA stands at the forefront of efforts to tackle it.

Tropical rainforests are home to half of the world’s species including such iconic mammals as tigers, elephants and orangutans. They provide communities with food and livelihoods,
and play a crucial role in absorbing the greenhouse gases driving global climate change.

Threats to forests are continuously evolving, but all too often deforestation is underpinned by poverty, unsustainable development policies, corruption and crime.

For more than two decades, EIA has fought to curb forest loss with our unique investigative and campaigning methods, exposing the criminals plundering them for valuable timbers and pushing for improved law enforcement and governance.