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The Brazilian Amazon Fund

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Project Overview

Rainforest Trust’s goal in the Brazilian Amazon is to permanently safeguard 20 million acres of intact forest—an expanse the size of South Carolina—at a cost of $40M by the end of 2025.

  • Species at Risk

    At least 70 threatened species

  • Carbon stored

    6 Billion mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Various Local Partners

  • 20 Million Proposed Acres Conserved by

    Purchase/Designation/Community Reserve

Project Cost: $35,000,000
Funding Raised: $7,414,435

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Brazil
Proposed Acres

20 Million

Project Overview

Rainforest Trust’s goal in the Brazilian Amazon is to permanently safeguard 20 million acres of intact forest—an expanse the size of South Carolina—at a cost of $40M by the end of 2025.

  • Species at Risk

    At least 70 threatened species

  • Carbon stored

    6 Billion mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Various Local Partners

  • 20 Million Proposed Acres Conserved by

    Purchase/Designation/Community Reserve

Project Cost: £27,777,777
Funding Raised: £5,884,472

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Brazil
Proposed Acres

20 Million

The Challenge:  Stop Deforestation

Approximately 18% of the Amazon has been deforested, with a distressing 2.9 million acres of forest in Brazil destroyed in 2022 alone. Within the Brazilian Amazon, 141 million acres of land are government controlled but not yet designated for a particular purpose. Each and every one of these acres—the irreplaceable home of myriad, exquisite species found nowhere else on Earth—could be preserved forever as part of a protected area such as a national park, or could be safeguarded as an Indigenous reserve. Or vast areas could be chain-sawed and burned to the ground for beef or soy. The stakes are huge for all life on Earth.

The Opportunity:  Create Protected Areas and Safeguard Indigenous Territories

Lula’s return in 2023 as Brazil’s president provides an extraordinary second chance to expand protected areas and halt deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Approximately 29% of the original forest is substantially intact, owned by the government, but currently unprotected—by far the largest area of intact, unprotected tropical rainforest in the world. The window of opportunity is extremely narrow: Lula’s term is four years and it can take several years to create protected areas and safeguard Indigenous territories.

Goals and Objectives:  Save 20 million acres of intact forest

Rainforest Trust’s goal in the Brazilian Amazon is to permanently safeguard 20 million acres of intact forest as new protected areas and Indigenous territories and safely lock up 6 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalents (more than the U.S.’s annual total CO2 emissions).

View the Brazil Strategy

 

The Brazilian Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Brazilian Amazon Fund Updates

Working towards our goal of protecting 20 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest by 2026, we created the Brazilian Amazon Fund in 2023.  With your support we’re already making a tangible difference, but there is so much left to accomplish to save this rich and fragile forest.

Two Jaguars, by Uwe Bergwitz

Two Jaguars, by Uwe Bergwitz

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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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