In celebration of World Rainforest Day on June 22, the Forest Conservation Fund discussed the incredible opportunity we have to get over one billion hectares of tropical forests under protection by communities, civil society and private landholders.
With ambitious goals like protecting 30% of nature by 2030 and 50% by 2050 gaining more support, we are presented with a challenge: how to get more areas under protection? How do we use agribusinesses with tropical forest footprints as a vehicle for change and transformation? How do we engage passionate individuals and groups on the front lines of conservation and get funding into the right hands?
In this webinar, we dove into how companies can support the protection of an equivalent area to their tropical forest footprint by channeling funding of $40 per hectare -- less than 2% of their cost of goods -- to conservationists on the ground. We also explored the essential role that forest communities can play in this global movement.