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Seven unsung ecosystems we need to survive

They may not be household names, but these ecosystems are vital to the health of our planet. They support an incredible range of plants and animals, as well as millions of people and their communities, and play a critical role in fighting climate change.

  • Saving the Cerrado, Brazil’s vital savanna

    January 25, 2018

    As of Jan. 25, 61 of the world's largest food companies have committed to working to halt deforestation in the Cerrado. 

    fields in the Cerrado
  • Celebrating the biggest conservation wins of 2017

    As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to highlight some of our biggest conservation successes of the year. And we couldn’t have done it without your support.

    Myanmar Elephant Restricted Campaign
  • The story of soy

    December 14, 2016

    Behind beef, soy is the second largest agricultural driver of deforestation worldwide. From the Northern Great Plains of the U.S. to the Amazon of Brazil, forests, grasslands, and wetlands are being plowed up to make room for more soy production. 

    Mass soybean harvesting at a farm in Brazil
  • Soy: The Biggest Food Crop We Never Talk About

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2015
    It has slipped quietly into much of what we consume—and its production is straining ecosystems around the world.
    Soybeans
  • 11 of the world’s most threatened forests

    April 27, 2015

    The Amazon, central Africa, the Mekong. These are home to some of the world’s most species-rich, culturally significant and stunningly beautiful forests. But large swaths of these forests, and many others around the world, may not be there in 15 years if we don’t do more to save them.

    miombo woodlands