Fine cacao needs healthy rainforests with varied plant life to help it
withstand wind, heat and pests. Cacao's natural pollinators thrive only
in the rainforest. Cacao trees yield the most when in their diverse natural
Some cacao growers in the Americas, along with the National
Wildlife Federation and the Smithsonian,
have discovered that by nurturing the conditions to grow the best cacao
for chocolate, they help preserve some of the world's great rainforests as well as tropical wildlife.