In 1988, three visionary conservationists had a bold plan: to purchase and protect threatened rainforests and save endangered wildlife through community engagement and local partnerships. This vision became Rainforest Trust.
Rainforest Trust establishes strategic partnerships with the world’s most experienced and committed conservationists. Our partners’ intimate knowledge of their regions’ ecosystems and local communities is key to achieving long-term land and species protection.
With partners, Rainforest Trust identifies critical sites that provide a permanent refuge for endangered species. These biodiverse areas face immediate and direct threats, typically from loggers, miners or ranchers.
Protection requires swift action, and Rainforest Trust works with our partners to develop scientifically based conservation plans that are not only timely, but also resilient and sustainable. With detailed plans in place, Rainforest Trust raises the funds necessary to implement them.
Their partners work closely with their national governments and local communities to formally establish reserves protecting the land.
53 countries served
2 million acres saved
150 affiliated protected areas and wildlife reserves