Forests foster a variety of life forms, and humans receive a lot of benefits from forests.? For instance, when we think about breathing, which we normally take for granted, we are reminded that it is supported by plant activities of photosynthesis.? We are then naturally forced to deeply respect and be grateful for life forms created by forests.
While forests around the world continue to decrease, Ricoh Group has been working on projects to protect forest ecosystems and wildlife habitats since 1999.? Since 2004, Ricoh has been implementing a conservation program “Conservation of the Taiga, the Northern Limit Habitat of Tigers” in partnership with FoE Japan.? The project aims to protect the Taiga along Bikin River, which is the source of a variety of life forms.
With the establishment of the Taiga Forum, we hope to collaborate with those in Japan and from around the world who are committed to protect the Taiga so that we can hand these great forests to the future generations.