Focus

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is collapsing globally, both in numbers of species and individuals. According to the U.N., out of 8 million wildlife and plant species on Earth, nearly 1 million are at risk of extinction today. Tropical forests are home to two-thirds of the global terrestrial biodiversity (Global Forest Watch, 2018) and are hotspots for environmental conservation. However, given the growing demographic pressure over forests, it is essential to create environmental conservation projects that involve local populations and guarantee their well-being and development.