The Atlantic Forest is considered one of the world's most endangered tropical forests. Coastal development, urban expansion, agriculture, exotic plantations, ranching and illegal logging have all contributed to the degradation of this once vast landscape.
Tropical forests are the lungs of the Earth, storing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in a never-ending cycle of life. The Atlantic Forest -- one of the biggest tropical forests in the world -- helps regulate the atmosphere and stabilize global climate. Plant a tree in this critical landscape for only one dollar.