How does the chocolate you buy impact the birds in your yard?

Chocolate begins with the cocoa plant, which is native to the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. For more than a thousand years, cocoa plants were cultivated throughout the forest, tucked under a lush canopy of shade.

Cocoa Beans

While much cocoa is still grown in the traditional way, many growers have cleared the forests to cultivate the trees in open plantations, leading to a host of environmental problems:

What makes chocolate "organic"?

Where to Buy Organic Chocolate

Read the blog: Give Love to Wildlife on Valentine's Day: Buy Ethical Chocolate

Get Involved

Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

Learn More
Regional Centers and Affiliates