Nearly one acre of forest is lost every second
37M+ ACRES SAVED
Save Rainforests. Save Species. Save the 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.
Logging, palm oil production and mining destroy forests and pollute water. Poachers traffic plants and animals out of intact habitat. Human expansion and settlement, clearing forests for homesteads and farms, can result in disease outbreaks.
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, preserving all types of critical areas for life on Earth.
37 Million and counting
Average of 147.5 metric tonnes* per acre
(metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents)*
We focus on preserving habitat for those species that are Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable per the IUCN Red List.
ACRES PRESERVED BY
Healthy forests. Healthy planet.
Habitat protection anywhere benefits life everywhere. 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. 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.
Be a part of our solution.
Rainforests are under constant threat. Rainforest Trust believes that the simple solution of stopping the destruction of the last remaining rainforests will positively impact species, communities and the planet. To achieve this goal, sustainably, we establish relationships with local conservation organizations and work together to identify and protect habitat. 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 protect an acre of habitat for just $2 – less than your daily cup of coffee. Photos: (Above) By Diana Robinson; (Below) Deforestation, by Robert Whitcombe.
Thanks to the generous support of our Board members and other supporters who cover all of our operating expenses, Rainforest Trust is able to allocate 100% of donations to conservation action. No board member receives financial benefit and our staff salaries are modest.
Rainforest Trust is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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