Chimpanzees are an endangered species -- they're disappearing fast because their forest home is being destroyed ... more than 10 million acres of African forest every year.
Without forests, chimpanzees will perish and so will countless other animal and plant species ... and much of what humans need to survive.
Saving chimpanzees and their habitat is important to every one of us because.... The tropical forests where chimpanzees live are essential to a healthy global climate.
Many drugs that are critical to human health, including drugs for malaria, high blood pressure and pain, come from tropical forests.
Loss of natural resources, like the wood and minerals found in forests, leads to instability and conflict in the developing world ... which ultimately threatens world peace.
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