Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has purchased and protected more than 11 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitats for endangered species through local partnerships and community engagement. As one of the most efficient conservation nonprofits, Rainforest Trust is consistently awarded Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating.
As 2015 drew to a close, it proved to be Rainforest Trust’s most successful year to date as our work expanded throughout Latin America, Asia and Africa to save 3.7 million acres of critical tropical habitat for endangered wildlife, including:
In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, we finally achieved the declaration of 3.3-million-acre Sierra del Divisor National Park. This new protected area is now part of a 67-million acre wildlife corridor for Amazonian wildlife and oil, mining, and timber concessions are no longer allowed.
At our project site in central Sumatra – home to approximately 150 Sumatran Elephants who will have nowhere else to go if the trees in this area are destroyed – we succeeded in purchasing two of three logging concessions totaling 110,000 acres toward our goal of saving 200,396 acres of lowland rainforest. When we manage to acquire the remaining 90,396 acres that is adjacent to an existing national park, the coverage of protected forest will total 554,307 acres.
In eastern Madagascar, together with our local partner Rainforest Trust managed to block plans by the national government to deforest and destroy vital wildlife habitats through the creation of seven new reserves in Madagascar totaling 74,816 acres of tropical rainforest.
After more than a year of collaboration with our local partner, our efforts paid off in the form of a new reserve in the Danum Valley of Borneo, where more than 168,000 acres of logging concessions have been converted into a permanent reserve for wildlife.
Not once in our life 30 years have we ever wavered from our core mission of purchasing and protecting threatened rainforests and tropical habitats for endangered species through community engagement and local partnerships. Our strategic approach of identifying the most urgent acres for conservation and swiftly acting to protect them has proven successful to ensuring the future of many species and environments. We are proud to have created 103 protected areas and nature reserves in 20 countries.
Rainforest Trust is very grateful to all of the incredibly artists dedicating their talents to The Green Album and all of their supporters! Your support helps us to achieve direct, on-the-ground habitat protection for Earth’s species that need it most. Thank you.
The Earth is our home! She is ours to enjoy, to maintain, and protect. The artists participating in the "GREEN ALBUM" will donate 25% of every album sold to the RAINFOREST TRUST!
Rainforest Trust is a nonprofit organization that purchases and protects threatened tropical forests and saves endangered wildlife by partnering with local conservationists and community organizations. Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has saved over 11.5 million acres in more than 20 countries throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia.
25% of the profits from The Green Album will benefit Rainforest Trust.
Learn more at RainforestTrust.org
The money raised through donations is used directly to protect tropical habitat.
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Call Rainforest trust at 1.800.456.4930
Rainforest Trust protects threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around the areas that are being threatened. After we purchase acres of endangered land, we empower local people to help protect it by offering them education, training and employment.
Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.
Some of the Biggest Threats to the Rainforest:
Rainforests are declining mostly due to deforestation and climate change. The reason for deforestation is mostly for economic gain, including agricultural interests, mining operations, land development and materials. Let’s review some of the biggest threats:
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