Fighting to save species from extinction, Rainforest Trust strategically targets biodiversity hotspots that hold the greatest concentrations of endangered flora and fauna and preserves these lands through the creation of new protected areas. With proper ongoing management, these nature reserves combat the major challenges that threaten endangered species by safeguarding vitally important habitat while preventing hunting and poaching.
Caring for Communities
The long-term success of a protected area is not possible without the support of its surrounding community. Rainforest Trust embraces a bottom-up approach to conservation, empowering local partners and community members to spearhead the creation of each reserve and manage it effectively. Additionally, Rainforest Trust’s protected areas often improve the lives of local people by providing jobs, education and health benefits while assisting indigenous communities gain legal recognition of their lands.
Protecting Our Planet
Earth’s rainforests provide the world with freshwater and oxygen, and they also mitigate the effects of climate change. Despite this, less than half of the tropical rainforest biome remains as intact forested landscapes, and 70,000 more acres are lost each day.
To stop this devastation, Rainforest Trust is working diligently to establish new protected areas and safeguard the planet’s remaining tropical forests.
Thanks to the support of our board members who cover the majority of our operating expenses, Rainforest Trust is able to allocate 100% of your project donation directly to conservation action.
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