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We protect the most threatened tropical forests
Rainforest Trust protects threatened rainforests to save endangered species from extinction, safeguard indigenous communities and fight climate change. Through highly effective partnerships and community engagement, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.
50% of the world’s species depend on rainforests for their survival. If tropical deforestation were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States. Since our founding in 1998, we have helped safeguard over 40 million acres of habitat for endangered species.
100% of the money we receive will be used for direct conservation action. If you are eligible, it really helps us if you opt in for Gift Aid as we use this to help cover our operating expenses at Rainforest Trust UK.
We work with local communities to protect wild lands
We establish strategic partnerships with local communities and committed conservationists, providing technical capacity and support while respecting and embracing local knowledge and land stewardship that is key to achieving long-term land management and species protection.
Protection requires swift action, and we work with our partners to develop scientifically-based conservation plans that are not only timely, but also resilient and sustainable. Our partners work closely with their national governments and local communities to formally establish reserves protecting the land.
These protected areas are established through direct land purchase; designation in cooperation with governments and communities; and community-managed areas that secure communal lands occupied by indigenous groups which depend on the land for their survival.