- Tropical forests contain 50% of all plants and animals on the earth’s landmasses, and support the livelihoods of up to 1.6 billion people.
- Only 1% of the rainforest’s plant and animal species have been studied, meaning there are boundless opportunities for new medicines and discoveries.
- Rainforests are thought to store at least 250 billion tons of carbon, equivalent to over 200 years of human-induced carbon emissions.
- A single bush in the Amazon may have more species of ants than the entire British Isles.
- A tropical rainforest may have more than 480 tree species in a single hectare, compared with temperate forests where just six species may make up 90 percent of the trees in an entire forest.
Protecting and restoring tropical forests could contribute one-quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change.Learn More
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