What's at Stake
With some 1.6 billion acres (650 million hectares) of forests, Canada and the United States are the world's first and second largest producers of forest products. Agricultural conversion, irresponsible timber extraction, and fire are major threats to these important landscapes, which are vital biodiversity corridors. We are working to spread sustainable forestry throughout timber-rich regions of Canada and the United States through certification and forest-carbon project validation and verification. These are powerful tools to defend forests against threats like fires and irresponsible timber extraction.
The Rainforest Alliance works with companies, landowners, forest communities, and partner organizations to advance sustainable forest management throughout the biodiversity-rich forest landscapes of Canada and the United States.
Join us to help rebalance the earth.
Some 45 million acres (18 million hectares) of forests worldwide are lost every year. Deforestation and forest degradation account for about 10 percent of global greenhouse emissions.
Migratory birds play a critical role in maintaining our planet's health. But forest fragmentation and habitat loss are resulting in declining populations.