Over de hele wereld, in bossen en in de landbouw, in keukens en supermarkten, in klaslokalen, pers- en directiekamers, werkt Rainforest Alliance aan bescherming van de biodiversiteit, behoud van natuurlijke bronnen, reductie van klimaatverandering en economische ontwikkeling voor lokale bevolkingsgroepen.
The Rainforest Alliance is helping to arrest the major drivers of deforestation and environmental destruction. In our 2012 Annual Report, we provide a comprehensive overview of our on-the-ground work and detailed financial information. Click on the image below to browse the interactive version, or download the PDF below that.
The World Resources Institute and the Forest Legality Alliance studied mahogany that was sourced from small community-run forestry cooperatives in Honduras' biodiversity-rich forests, examining two approaches to minimizing the risk to importers of sourcing illegal wood. The first approach involved establishing strong relationships with suppliers and the second was to prefer certified wood. Among other things, the study found that chain-of-custody certification was a useful tool for enhancing assurances of legality.
Since its founding in 1987, the Rainforest Alliance has pioneered a comprehensive transformation across the industries that most impact our environment -- farming, forestry and tourism -- and successfully engaged the support of consumers around the world to protect the forests and ecosystems that are essential to our future. This report incorporates numerous impact studies to demonstrate how the spread of sound land-use practices and the development of sustainable supply chains have begun to arrest the tide of destruction and lay the groundwork for a better future.