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Striking a balance between livelihood and conservation

Clearing forests for agriculture and plantations threatens some of the world’s greatest rainforests, endangered species such as orang-utans and tigers, and traditional lifestyles. However, this industry (agriculture and plantations) sustains major economies and livelihoods. So where do we draw the line?
WWF calls for more environment-friendly production and sourcing of crops, and increased demand for goods produced under such practices. Specifically, WWF’s Forest Conversion Initiative (FCI) works to ensure that expansion of oil palm plantations does not threaten High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs).

The FCI works with producers, investors, and retailers around the world to identify where these forests are located and, together with relevant stakeholders, develop sustainable forest management and land use plans for where plantation expansion may take place.