Protecting Chile's Native Forests

The remarkable biological diversity of Chile’s forests has met with unrivaled destruction, mostly to make way for industrial tree farms. As a result, Chile now has some of the world’s most endangered native forests. Working with our allies in Chile including Defensores del Bosque Chileno, Instituto Ecologia Politica, Greenpeace Chile, Terram and Bosque Antiguo, we protected over one million acres of Endangered Forest in Chile in 2003. Leveraging our long-standing relationships with some of the biggest names in the wood and paper industries—companies like Home Depot and Andersen Windows—we convinced Chile’s two biggest wood companies to stop destroying Chile’s native forests.