8 Billion Trees is excited to announce that we are now partnered with Amazon Watch to begin conserving over 83,000 acres in the Amazonian rainforests with high levels of biodiversity where countless species of plants and animals will benefit.
In addition to providing habitat to many different species, Amazonian rainforests serve as an amazing "carbon sink"--absorbing countless tonnes of pollution and carbon dioxide from the air.
By conserving rainforests in the Amazon we can enact a two-pronged approach to deforestation:
While it is important to reforest areas that have been subject to reckless deforestation, it is also important to preserve the forests we do have. And that's precisely why 8 Billion Trees is so excited to begin partnering with Amazon Watch.