Rainforest Climate Action Fund

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Project Overview

Our Rainforest Climate Action Fund supports projects that cost-effectively store and sequester vast quantities of carbon.

  • Species at Risk

    Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable

  • Carbon stored

    Per acre average of 141 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Various Local Partners

  • 3,300,000 Proposed Acres Conserved by

    Purchase/Designation/Community Reserve

Project Cost: $5,000,000
Funding Raised: $773,763

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

Global Funds
Proposed Acres

3,300,000

Project Overview

Our Rainforest Climate Action Fund supports projects that cost-effectively store and sequester vast quantities of carbon.

  • Species at Risk

    Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable

  • Carbon stored

    Per acre average of 141 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Various Local Partners

  • 3,300,000 Proposed Acres Conserved by

    Purchase/Designation/Community Reserve

Project Cost: £4,132,231
Funding Raised: £614,097

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

Global Funds
Proposed Acres

3,300,000

Supporters taking action around the world.

Healthy forests. Healthy planet.

The world lost over 27.4 million acres of forest in tropical regions in 2021—an area 1.3 times the size of Ireland. That’s 52 acres per minute. The rampant destruction of primary rainforests in particular totaled over 9.2 million acres, dumping 2.5 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. That’s equivalent to India’s annual emissions.

We cannot stop climate change without saving tropical forests. If tropical deforestation were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States. Yet, in spite of this destruction, the tropical forests that remain still remove twice this quantity of CO2 equivalents from the atmosphere each year.

Combating climate change by saving tropical forests is extraordinarily cost-effective. So far, projects funded by the Rainforest Climate Action Fund have stored an average of 141 mT of CO2 equivalents per acre—that’s equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 30.4 vehicles driven for one year—and many of our projects protect forests for as little as $5-10 per acre.

Protecting tropical forests is one of the best ways each of us can fight climate change right now.


 

Rainforest Climate Action Fund Updates

Rainforest Trust’s Climate Action Fund supports projects that cost-effectively store and sequester vast quantities of carbon.

tree covered hills

Explore Forest Types

Donate to the Rainforest Climate Action Fund to support high-impact projects in three types of forest:

Frontier Forests

These forests massively reduce carbon emissions in the immediate future because they protect forest in imminent danger of destruction—a so-called "frontier" providing a protective barrier, keeping dense forest intact.

mangrove forest

Super-Sequesterers

Forests inundated by water are particularly efficient sequesterers because the water blocks the oxygen required for carbon-releasing decomposition. These include flooded forests, swamp forests, peat forests and mangroves.

Rainforest from an aerial view.

Carbon Vaults

These forests lock up carbon in large, tall, intact hardwood forests in perpetuity for a reasonable cost. These large trees store vast amounts of carbon in their wood, roots and soil, preventing huge amounts of carbon from being released.

We must act now.

Take a stand for our planet and donate to our new Rainforest Climate Action Fund to support projects that cost-effectively store and sequester vast quantities of carbon.

Donating to this fund may be the most efficient way to fight climate change right now. Together, we will work to permanently lock up 15 billion tons of carbon by 2025.

We cannot save the Earth without you. Donate today and join our fight to protect forests, keep carbon stored and create a healthier future for our planet and all who rely on it.

Many thanks to our local partners in the field who make our work possible.

100% of your money goes to our conservation efforts

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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