RAINFOREST TRUST GUARDIANS
As part of Rainforest Trust’s mission to purchase and protect threatened tropical forests through innovative in-country partnerships, we support hundreds of people from our partner organizations all over the world who are working on our joint protected area projects in various conservation capacities.
Rainforest Trust Conservation Guardians are the dedicated employees of our local partners. They work to safeguard Rainforest Trust-funded projects on the front lines of deforestation through applied conservation work.
Although the nature of their day-to-day work varies by region, country and project, their duties include:
- Ecological Monitoring
- Wildlife Population Studies
- Vegetation Surveys
- Invasive Species Management
- Wildlife Behavioral Studies
- Protected Area Defense
- Anti-poaching Patrols
- Anti-logging Patrols
- Snare Removal
- Perimeter Maintenance
- Community Outreach
- Community Sensitization
- Environmental Education
- Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies
The Conservation Guardians program is focused on providing practical support to rangers, wardens, community workers and park and forest guards. These Guardians are integral members of the team responsible for safeguarding irreplaceable biodiversity and the crucial protected areas that we help establish. They patrol, enforce and monitor on a daily basis, often in rugged terrain and dangerous circumstances, and are often the people with the most knowledge of the flora and fauna and life in the forests, and with the most daily contact with local communities around the protected areas.
Learn more about Rainforest Trust’s Guardians.