CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.


Deforestation and biodiversity loss

Deforestation and
biodiversity loss

Human survival is intrinsically linked to forests, yet deforestation and forest degradation continue at alarming rates. The consequences will be tragic – especially in biodiverse tropical areas – with looming mass extinctions of plants and animals, and increased likelihood of infectious diseases.

CIFOR-ICRAF scientists are helping to combat deforestation and biodiversity loss through targeted research and engagement across all of our thematic areas, particularly through our work on tree genetic resources, restoration, sustainable forest management, and soil and land health.

Deforestation and biodiversity loss: Fast facts

Over 50%
of the world’s tropical forests have been destroyed
of assessed species are threatened with extinction
On average, 137 species
are driven to extinction in tropical rainforests every day


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