Protecting tropical forests
We have been working alongside local people in West Africa and Indonesia to protect these threatened landscapes for nearly 30 years.
From pygmy hippos and Western chimpanzees, to helmeted hornbills and Storm’s storks, tropical forests are home to a vast array of species and support the livelihoods of millions of people. The RSPB has been working to conserve these vital habitats for almost 30 years, by tackling the drivers of deforestation.
Together with our local and international partners, we manage 500,000 hectares of forest in a way that delivers nature conservation while supporting local people to live and work in harmony with the natural environment. The projects we are involved with also play an important role in mitigating climate change, by avoiding deforestation, and therefore preventing the release of carbon stored in forests.