The southeastern Peruvian Amazon is one of the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth—and under severe deforestation due to highway expansion, gold mining and agriculture.
WILDFF initiatives: Land conservation, environmental education, youth leadership, market-based conservation, organizational capacity building.
Global displacement is at an all-time high, and the basic need for food, shelter and energy by refugees leads to long-term degradation of nearby forests.
WILDFF initiatives: Environmental interventions in a refugee settlement, including reforestation, construction of high-efficiency cookstoves and climate resiliency education.
The Congo rainforest biome is the world’s second-largest rainforest, however, the wildlife and intact forests are in sharp decline due to poverty, civil war, agricultural expansion, and logging.
WILDFF initiatives: Community-based reforestation, creation of wildlife refuge, organizational capacity building, and agroforestry.