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Tree Biodiversity

The diversity of life that a tree can support is incredible. A single tree in the tropical rainforest can house up to 2,000 different species of insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fungi, mosses and epiphytic plants! Trees are an important component of biodiversity.

To learn more about tree biodiversity, visit the following websites:

  • UNEP’s Plant for the Planet – Billion Tree Campaign website has some interesting facts about forests and trees worldwide.
  • The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) “is the international leader in the science and practice of integrating “working trees” on small farms in rural landscapes. It combines excellence in scientific research with innovative development partnerships to address poverty, hunger and environmental problems throughout the tropics.” Their website has information about tree around the world.
  • The Rainforest Alliance "works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour." Their kid's website has colouring book, online rainforest stories, animal facts and more.
  • Togu and the Trees of Life is a tale about the biological diversity of forests – and the benefits these provide to people and the threats forests face. It provides some facts and ideas for action at the end. For other books in the series visit the UNEP TUNZA Children’s Series