OroVerde tropical rainforest foundation was founded 1989 by renowned economists and scientists. Recognized as a non-profit organization its focuses on contributing to the protection and preservation of the tropical rainforest, by carrying out preservation projects and cooperative efforts with local organizations in project countries, as well as environmental education projects and informative work in Germany.
The following are facts and information gathered by OroVerde concerning the main drivers of deforestation. Tropical rainforests are cut down to produce tropical timber, paper or make way for more palm oil, soy, or cellulose plantations. We have composed a fact sheet for each of these driving factors giving you a compact overview of the topic.