Winrock International

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Critically endangered lion tamarin

Critically endangered lion tamarin
Deforestation threatens biodiversity: The Amazon is the most biodiversity rich rain forest in the world and is home to one in ten known plant and animal species. (view small | med | large | orig)

Burning forest creates greenhouse gas emissions

Burning forest creates greenhouse gas emissions
Deforestation accounts for an estimated 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 60% of Brazil's emissions, its largest source. (view small | med | large | orig)

Amazon land deforested for agriculture

Amazon land deforested for agriculture
The loss of forests has major climate, biodiversity and socio-economic impacts. (view small | med | large | orig)

The forest is an economic resource

The forest is an economic resource
Forest community members are paid to cut trees to earn money to feed their families. Each year an area equivalent to over three million soccer fields is deforested or degraded in Brazil due to logging or conversion to cropland or grazing land. (view small | med | large | orig)

Forests stablilize the global climate

Forests stablilize the global climate
As the lungs of the planet, forests absorb and recycle CO2, helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize the climate. (view small | med | large | orig)
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