Our core focus is the tropical forest belt, located largely between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
- We focus primarily on regions where urgent forest restoration or conservation can reduce or help prevent further damage to the last frontiers of our remaining Intact Forests Landscapes. These remaining ancient forests are invaluable sanctuaries, with an amazing complexity of Life (biodiversity and ecological processes).
- We work to restore degraded forests with a broader goal in mind, such as creating corridors connecting protected areas and/or intact forests landscapes.
- We may consider afforestation (tree planting in areas that have never been forested) where serious soil and land degradation compounded by water scarcity severely impacts life and threaten nearby ecosystems. Planting where survival rates are high, where it increases resilience to climate change and brings significant ecological and social benefits (without negative impacts) can be both possible and desirable.
- We look for countries that are the lowest performers on IUCN's gender and environment index (meaning the worst treatment of women).