Protecting the World's Forests

New Data: How Much Forest Is the World Losing Every Year?

Local guide looks up into the canopy of one Kakamega Forest's impressive trees.
Local guide looks up into the canopy of one Kakamega Forest's impressive trees.

What We Do

WRI is a trusted partner for change. Using research-based approaches, we work globally and in focus countries to meet people’s essential needs; to protect and restore nature; and to stabilize the climate and build more resilient communities. We aim to fundamentally transform the way the world produces food, uses energy and designs its cities to create a better future for all. We work across several topics affecting people, nature and the climate:

A key part of our theory of change involves forging trusted partnerships with governments, businesses, research organizations, civil society groups and others to bring the right change-makers together. Learn more about WRI’s 100+ projects, coalitions and initiatives.

Our Global Reach

WRI has nearly 1,800 staff located around the world. In addition to global initiatives and a coordinated regional presence in Africa and Europe, we prioritize work in 12 focus countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and the United States.

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