The Rainforests are Burning
Fires, under normal circumstances, are natural occurrences and play an important role in the health of rainforests and other ecosystems. The scale and severity of the fires that are currently burning in Brazil, and elsewhere— including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Angola, Peru and Bolivia — is alarming. Fueled by an ever-warming climate and the relentless clearing of forests, and often driven by politics, misinformation or the pursuit of short-term economic gain, these tragic blazes call all of us to action.
Rainforest Trust protects critical rainforest habitat. We work with local conservation partners to identify important habitats and safeguard them by establishing legally designated protected areas, through purchase or designation.
This work to officially protect habitat prevents deforestation and other forms of forest clearing that are known to cause the devastating fires. Since 1988 Rainforest Trust has had a hand in protecting more than 23,000,000 acres, but there is much, much more to do.
You can help us.
Give to the Conservation Action Fund, which enables Rainforest Trust to protect rainforests across the tropics.
Learn more about the fires at Global Forest Watch Fires.
Speak out, educate your friends and vote in your local and national elections.
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