Our Mission


Rainforest Trust saves endangered wildlife and protects our planet by creating rainforest reserves through partnerships, community engagement and donor support.

How We Work:

Our unique, cost-effective conservation model for protecting endangered species has been implemented successfully for over 30 years. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the expertise of our partners and the participation of local communities across the tropics, our reserves are exemplary models of international conservation.

Protected Area Types:

  • Private Reserves: A reserve is a parcel, or several parcels, of land secured for conservation and maintained by our dedicated partners in perpetuity.
  • National Park: Land declared a national park is recognized and protected by the national government with support from our partners and can be open for public enjoyment.
  • Community Forest: In a Community Forest project, local people are directly involved as critical stakeholders in management of the protected land, and work closely with our partners and the government to make land-use decisions.
  • Indigenous Land Titling: In these projects, indigenous communities gain legal rights to their land with the help of our partners and government.