Celebrating the International Day of the Tropics—the critical importance of tropical forests


Yokohama, Japan, 29 June 2022: The tropics are home to extraordinary forests with the largest and most complex biological and cultural diversity while functioning as huge carbon stores. In celebration of the International Day of the Tropics, we describe some of ITTO’s work in three vital and vast tropical forest ecosystems—the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia.