Despite its critical importance to life, the Amazon is under siege
Commercial industries threaten to disinherit living beings from their rainforest homes. Deforestation has destroyed 20% of the region and is accelerating. And the Amazon is burning at rates never seen before.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, covering 1.4 billion acres across 9 countries. It is one of the world’s largest carbon stores and a top global conservation priority.
Millions of indigenous people rely on the rainforest for survival
Rainforest Trust and our partners help empower local indigenous communities to gain legal rights to their land so they can halt its destruction and sustainably manage protected areas. To date, we have helped protect 16.3 million acres of Amazon rainforest.