What would we do without forests that provide us with clean air, water, fuel, fiber, and inspiration?

The Conservancy advances forest management solutions for the benefit of people and nature.

Forests, quite simply, help sustain all life on Earth.

Forests and their abundance of life give us fuel, food, fiber, and fresh water. They even help to moderate our global climate. They are essential to the health and quality of life of people and nature everywhere.

Nearly half of the planet’s original forest cover is gone. And much of what remains is in trouble: diseases and insects are slowly killing entire species of trees; illegal logging impoverishes local people and communities and destroys vital wildlife habitat; woods have become tinderboxes for destructive fires because the natural fire regime has been altered.

Deforestation and degradation of the world’s forests harm communities, economies, plants and animals, and the basic ability of forest ecosystems to function and provide services, such as fresh water, that benefit people everywhere.