Each day, an area of rainforest about half the size of Chicago, is lost to deforestation. Habitat relied upon by countless species is destroyed. The homes and livelihoods of millions of indigenous communities are threatened. Millions of tons of stored carbon are released, disrupting our already fragile climate.
This reckless destruction spotlights the importance of Rainforest Trust’s mission of over 30 years: to take the first, and most critical step in halting deforestation by working with local partners to safeguard tropical forests as protected areas.