Threatened Trees

A wide variety of tree species covers the globe—and an estimated 10,000 of these are in danger of extinction due to over-harvesting, habitat loss, and the effects of climate change.

Though many types of trees provide cultural, economic, and ecological value, too few threatened species are subject to targeted conservation action. We’re building on our previous work with the Global Trees Campaign to establish strategic partnerships in the U.S. to protect threatened tree species. This includes work with key botanical institutions and universities to lift the profile of trees, secure much-needed support, and catalyze action for better protection on the ground.

Our work with threatened trees is also featured in each of the signature landscapes in which we work. For example, we work with Ya’axché Conservation Trust in Belize to protect several threatened tree species (including rosewood and mahogany) in the Maya Golden Landscape.

Too few threatened tree species are subject to targeted conservation action.