You have definitely heard about it. Biodiversity is declining - both when it comes to plants and animals. It’s bad for both humans, animals, and the planet. The Danish NGO Forest of the World has been working for 30 years to preserve and improve biodiversity in the world's forests.
In Uganda, where Social Vanillas vanilla is grown, we work with World's Forests to restore forest in a corridor between two forest areas, so elephants can once again roam between the forest areas.
Normally, the locals would clear the forest to make room for their cattle. But instead, we and Forest of the World have developed a project where we teach farmers to grow vanilla in the forest.
In fact, they also grow macadamia nuts and cocoa along with the vanilla. It provides more biodiversity and, not least, better economics for the farmers.