Rainforest Partnership is an international NGO founded with a mission to protect tropical rainforests by partnering with people at global and local levels to create lasting solutions to deforestation.
Tropical rainforests are one of the oldest and most complex land-based ecosystems on earth. But nearly 4,500 acres of rainforests are lost every hour from illegal logging, mining, agriculture, forest fires and drilling for oil and gas. At this rate we won’t have any tropical rainforests in 100 years.
Rainforest Partnership brings a fresh perspective to protecting rainforests. By fostering collaborative partnerships directly with rainforest communities, and around the globe, we connect, create and leverage innovative opportunities to protect the forest.
We help rainforest communities establish and manage economically and ecologically sustainable livelihoods, providing them a financial stake in protecting forests and their way of life.
Rainforests are home to 350 million people across the globe, and 1.3 billion people around the world live on less than $1.50 a day. Left with few options, rainforest communities have to resort to clearing land for agriculture or selling rights to mining and oil extraction. The income they receive from these activities is rarely enough to support their family, and often leaves their land devastated. We partner with forest communities to help them make an income that allows them to protect their forests.
More than half of the world’s estimated 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in tropical rainforests. Through our direct work with forest communities to promote alternatives to deforestation, we are preserving the forest and the population of endemic species while improving the lives of those who live there.
The Amazon is one of the biggest reservoirs of carbon dioxide. Depletion of these carbon sinks as well as the almost 20% of global emissions annually coming from the burning and cutting of these forests fuels further climate change. By reducing or eliminating local drivers of deforestation and creating conservation zones, we are keeping forest standing.
Rainforest Listening is part of our creative initiatives designed to bring global awareness to rainforests. These projects use new technology and creativity as tools for change when combined with grassroots conservation efforts. We are using innovative models for conservation that take an interdisciplinary approach to partnerships and engagement at local and global levels.
Your support for Rainforest Partnership directly impacts rainforest communities.