WORLDWIDE

Conservation Action Fund

Project Cost: $4,000,000

Funding Raised: $3,767,536

$2.00 per acre (1 acre = 43,560 sq ft)

100% of your donation goes towards Conservation Action.

4X The Impact

Thanks to a generous friend of Rainforest Trust, along with the SAVES Challenge, all donations are currently being quadrupled.

Stop Deforestation – Protect Rainforests, Species, Communities and our Planet. Every day, precious acres of rainforest are lost forever. Highly threatened species lose their habitat. Communities lose their forest livelihoods. Water sources and weather systems are disrupted.

The planet is impacted when stored carbon is released by deforestation and degradation. But our conservation work makes a tangible difference.

Whether it is preserving the Amazon and the way of life for indigenous people, purchasing rainforest in Borneo to create a urgently-needed corridor for Pygmy Elephants to migrate or establishing a network of new national parks across Cambodia, with your gift to the Conservation Action Fund, Rainforest Trust will take swift conservation action when and where it is needed most. will preserve all types of critical areas for life on Earth.

Fast Facts

Location: Tropics and subtropics all over the world

Size/Acres: 19 million

Price per Acre: An average of $2 across all our projects

Key Species: All threatened species

Habitat: Threatened tropic/subtropic habitats; rainforests

Threats: Deforestation, degradation, agriculture, species extinction, climate change

Action: Direct donations to our most urgent projects

Local Partners: 151 partners across the globe

Financial Need: $4,000,000 by January 2019

Biodiversity

From city parks to rainforests, each species has a role in the choreography of interdependence. But species also depend on habitat, the space they need to play their role.

Our food, medicine, air and water need to come from healthy ecosystems, and tropical rainforests provide us with a large percentage of all of these. A robust local biodiversity provides ecosystem services like nutrient transfer and pollution breakdown that spread across the entire planet. Habitat protection anywhere benefits life everywhere. Protecting diverse habitats is essential to our global ecological health. The Conservation Action Fund allows Rainforest Trust to provide all threatened species and ecosystems no matter how great or small.

Challenges

Rainforests are under constant threat.

Logging, palm oil production and mining destroy forests and pollute water. Poachers traffic plants and animals out of intact habitat. These activities bring roads to once secluded areas, splitting and destroying ecosystems. With roads comes more human expansion and settlement, clearing forests for homesteads and farms.

Communities

Rainforest Trust is committed to protecting endangered species and their habitats.

The best way to go about this and ensure long-term sustainable protection is to garner the ongoing support and participation from local communities. Research shows that when local communities buy in to habitat protection, conservative efforts are more effective and efficient. Our projects include developing sustainable economic opportunities, including training as guards, guides and wildlife monitors. But they also include helping the communities in other not so direct ways, like improving education and health facilities, teaching new farming or cooking techniques and in some cases providing new sources of drinking water. And often, local communities lead the conservation process themselves by creating community-run reserves. Logging and mining also threaten indigenous community security. But if communities have legal rights to their land, they can stop deforestation before it occurs. So some of our projects work to help indigenous communities gain official recognition.

Solutions

You can be a part of the solution.

Rainforest Trust believes that the simple solution of stopping the destruction of the last remaining rainforests will positively impact species, communities and the planet. A gift to our Conservation Action Fund supports our most urgent work around the world. Our conservation work makes a tangible difference. On average, we purchase and permanently protect an acre of habitat for just $2 – less than your daily cup of coffee. Donate Today!