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Climate Change

Humans are changing the global climate


Rainforest Climate Action Fund

Take a stand for our planet and donate to our Rainforest Climate Action Fund to support projects that protect forests which cost-effectively store and sequester vast quantities of carbon.

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Rainforests keep the planet healthy

Rainforests safely store billions of tons of carbon, helping ward off climate change. But when they are cleared or burned, much of that carbon ends up in the atmosphere—similar to burning fossil fuels. This destabilizes the planet’s climate and contributes to rising temperatures, stronger storms, more severe droughts and rising sea levels.

Each year, deforestation of tropical forests releases more carbon into Earth’s atmosphere than the emissions from the whole US transportation sector.

Did you know?


of global carbon emissions are caused by tropical deforestation.

Our Impact

Create protected areas, keep carbon stored

Rainforest Trust was founded 36 years ago with the mission to save our world’s most vulnerable tropical rainforests and endangered species. It has become increasingly clear that this approach is the simplest, most cost-effective way to keep carbon stored and fight climate change.

Together, we hope to permanently lock up 15 billion tons of carbon by 2025 and create a healthier future for our planet and all who rely on it.

Did you know?

100% of your money goes to our conservation efforts.

Our Board members and other supporters cover our operating costs, so you can give knowing your whole gift will protect rainforests.

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