ABOUT THE PROJECT:
SCIENCE & POLICY:
Primary Forests and Climate Program
Gaining insight into the contributions of primary forests to addressing the climate and biodiversity crises.
The Primary Forests and Climate Program provides information, publications, and decision-support tools on the values of primary forests and the ecosystem service benefits they provide to society, as well as policy options in support of their protection. The program provides ongoing research and publications to inform science as a collaborative endeavour between researchers, practitioners and community organisations.
The importance of primary forests
'Primary forests' are those still dominated by natural processes where industrial land use has yet to impact. They are irreplaceable sanctuaries for much of the world's biodiversity, play a significant role in global climate, and support the livelihoods of indigenous custodians.