The ancient forests of Southeast Asia are places where an abundance of wildlife can flourish. Strangler figs and towering, old growth canopies are bolstered by stilted and buttress roots and adorned with lianas that spread from tree to tree.
But illegal logging and non-sustainable agriculture have demolished large swaths of these forests, which means that wildlife like tigers, orangutans, and sun bears now live in fragmented populations. For animals like Sumatran tigers, wildlife trafficking—the poaching and sale of live animals or parts of them—has been devastating, too. We’re collaborating with local scientists to conserve the region’s unique wildlife, and we work with partners to support efforts to advocate for sustainable palm oil and measures that protect wildlife from trafficking.