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
Raising global awareness of the importance of trees and biodiversity