The Selva Maya rainforest is rich in biodiversity, and was once home to the Maya civilization. But its unique ecosystem is under threat. Projects in Guatemala are helping local residents live in harmony with nature and fight deforestation.
Colombia's cotton-top monkeys and other primates play a key role in preserving their ecosystems. Yet they are under threat due to deforestation, farming and the illegal pet trade.
Forest fires last year resulted in record tree loss around the globe – climate change and El Niño were major factors. This is bad news for the world's carbon sinks, since fires release CO2 into the atmosphere.
Some people ask us what the big deal is about deforestation. Trees grow back, right? Well, it's not that simple. Here's why.
The Maya Bioreserve demonstrates how communities can effectively fight deforestation.
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