Primary and intact forests

Lungs of the world. Precious home to wildlife. Storer of carbon. Protecting primary forests is protecting our way of life. Around the world, primary forests are under attack by corporate interests and lax environmental rules. Not only does this threaten rare and endangered species, it threatens the entire planet’s ability to produce the oxygen we breathe and store carbon away from the atmosphere where it’s heating the globe at a rapid rate.

Founded as ForestEthics in 2000, was created to safeguard forests. Since then, we've protected 65 million acres—including the iconic Great Bear Rainforest—from unsustainable logging practices.

Now, as the climate warms, it's more important than ever to push governments and corporations from unsustainable exploitation of forests.

What we've accomplished


Latest Press Releases and Blogs

15, Oct 2019
(Lima, Peru) -- On the heels of widespread indigenous protests in Ecuador, and at the Latin American Parks Congress, the Indigenous...
23, Sep 2019
Stand is honored to be joining indigenous nationalities and federations and allies as a formal member of Amazon Sacred Headwaters...
23, Aug 2019
The Amazon rainforest has been burning for 3 weeks, and is only now getting the kind of global attention that this emergency needs....