The Amazon rainforest hosts some of the richest biodiversity in the world; stores vast amounts of carbon; and regulates the climate and rainfall over a vast area.
But it’s also home to more than 30 million people in 9 South American countries, many of whom rely on the forest for their livelihoods.
CIFOR’s research in the region aims to shed light on how the forests can be used in more sustainable ways – while improving the lives of its poorest inhabitants.
Visit our special report on the Amazon’s forests at forestsnews.cifor.org/topic-en/amazon
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