Tropical deforestation accounts for up to 15% of net global carbon emissions each year.
Halting tropical deforestation and allowing for regrowth could mitigate up to 50% of net global emissions through 2050.
The carbon stored in these acres adds up. Two of our flagship projects in Peru, the Sierra del Divisor project and the Airo Pai Community Reserve project, store the equivalent of over 1 billion and 292 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, respectively. Together, that’s equal to the yearly emissions of 275 million cars in the United States.4
You can have an impact.
Just $10 dollars donated towards Rainforest Trust’s Rungan River Peat Swamp project in Borneo can protect 5 acres and approximately 3,675 metric tons of carbon dioxide. If released into the atmosphere, that would be equal to the yearly carbon dioxide released by 781 U.S. cars.
All those emissions, prevented through a $10 donation.
BURNING FOREST TO CLEAR LAND FOR AGRICULTURE IS A MAJOR THREAT TO BORNEO'S RAINFOREST. PHOTO BY BERNAT RIPOLL/BNF
Securing a Missing Link in the Amazon
Size: 1,338,520 acres
Action: Expansion of Airo Pai Community Reserve
Total Carbon Storage: ~292,182,000 metric tons CO2 equivalent (above ground)
Tree Density: 266 trees/acre
Price per Acre: $1.11
Size: 3,460 acres
Action: Establish the Lost Forest Reserve
Total Carbon Storage: ~635,000 metric tons CO2 equivalent (above ground)
Price per Acre: $206
Saving the Bornean Orangutan
Size: 385,000 acres
Action: Overturn logging concessions to create protected areas
Total Carbon Storage: ~282,975,000 metric tons CO2 equivalent
Tree Density: 240 trees/acre
Price per Acre: $2
- 1 Houghton, R.A. et. al. Nature Climate Change 5 1022-1023 (2015)
- 2 IPCC Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change.
- 3 Global Forest Watch
- 4 Vehicle emissions data from US EPA