2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Forests

Primary Forests

Unlock to stream instantly
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

$0After unlocking, you'll have 14 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 7 days to finish watching. Need help?

Rojo Visuals and Wild Heritage for IntAct - International Action for Primary Forests

Earth’s remaining primary forests are unique natural life-support systems, critical to sustain forest dependent communities, Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, biological diversity and vital ecosystem services such as climate stabilization and clean water. Primary forests are fundamental to the good ecological functioning of the planet and to human wellbeing: the values they provide are irreplaceable and cannot be matched by production forests or plantations. But Earth’s primary forests are in crisis. Over a third of the planet’s original forest cover has been cleared, and of our remaining forests, only about a third qualify as primary forests and we are destroying, fragmenting and degrading these forests at very high rates. 

  • Runtime
    3 minutes