They’re “just trees”, right? Wrong – trees have critical global impact!
🌲Trees impact biodiversity, wildlife, carbon storage, and People.
🌏 Biodiversity: scientists call trees “the backbone of the natural ecosystem” because without them, other wildlife struggles to survive.
🐾 Wildlife: trees are habitat for 50% of plant and animal species. Forests are habitat for 10 million invertebrate species, 75% of bird species, and 68% of mammal species!
⚡️Carbon storage: forests provide 50% of the Planet’s carbon storage, and diverse forests store more than monocultures.
👣 People: trees provide jobs and money, are used for food, shelter, and medicine, and have spiritual and cultural meaning.
THREAT: TREE EXTINCTION
❗️More than 100 tree species are extinct in the wild.
⚠️ 17,500 tree species – 30% of the world’s 60,000 tree species – are at risk of extinction.
⛔️ Tree loss leads to habitat loss which leads to extinction risk for animal and plant species. Forest-dependent species declined 53% since 1970.
SOLUTION: SAVE TREES, NOW!
👀 In August 2022, scientists called for urgent action to save at-risk tree species.
🛑 How? Stop deforestation!
Protecting 1 acre of land saves 300 to 1000 trees!
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Through our partnership with nonprofit Rainforest Trust, we create impact, help the environment, support Indigenous Peoples, and protect critical biodiversity.
👏 So far, Rainforest Trust has protected 41.8 million acres across the globe and 2,329 endangered species!
💭 We share their proven belief that protecting critical habitat is the most effective way to save species.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
♻️ Make sure tree products are sustainably sourced.
🥩 Learn where your food comes from.
🗣 Call for joined-up government policy on biodiversity and climate change that recognizes trees’ importance.