In 1988, three visionary conservationists had a bold plan: to purchase and protect threatened rainforests and save endangered wildlife through community engagement and local partnerships. Their vision became Rainforest Trust. And 30 years later, our mission remains the same.
With every acre, we’ve grown in scale, scope and determination. We’ve already helped protect over 18 million acres around the world and have another 19 million acres in the pipeline. By 2020, we aim to be working toward the security of 50 million acres. But we don’t just see these acres as land for protection. We see these acres as home to countless species who rely on the habitats contained within. We see them as the backyards of thousands of people who rely on them for fresh water and food supplies. We see them as part of the fabric of this planet we live on.