Our travel choices can make a difference. That’s why the Rainforest Alliance has joined forces with hotels and tourism organizations to ensure that tourists have vacation options that contribute to the conservation of natural and cultural diversity and the well-being of local communities.
The Rainforest Alliance is helping people to transform their land-use practices by championing standards that promote the sustainable use of resources and conserve the planet’s biodiversity for future generations.
Biennially since 1989, the Rainforest Alliance has offered two years of financial support to a graduate-level scientist whose research strives to understand and enhance the role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in community development and forest conservation. Funded through the generosity of Elysabeth Kleinhans, to date the Rainforest Alliance has awarded 12 Kleinhans Fellowships to a diverse group of researchers whose scientific rigour, curiosity and dedication to the well-being of forestdependent communities is second to none.
Around the world -- in forests and on farms, in kitchens and supermarkets, in classrooms, pressrooms and boardrooms -- the Rainforest Alliance is helping to protect biodiversity, conserve natural resources, reduce climate change and offer economic opportunities to populations in need. See also the UK version of this fact sheet.
Help your students understand the unprecedented challenges facing our Earth -- and empower and inspire them to help protect it. The Rainforest Alliance makes it simple. Recognizing that teachers are continually challenged to meet intense curricular demands using limited resources, we have created comprehensive education tools to help you connect your kids to conservation.