What's at Stake
Source of air, water, food, shelter, medicine: Forests are critical to the survival of every living thing on Earth. They also provide livelihoods for 1.6 billion people. Yet, alarmingly, deforestation rates are accelerating—triggering a global chain reaction of increased greenhouse gas emissions, rising temperatures, and devastating forest fires.
Our Work: Forests
Together with forest and farming communities, Indigenous leaders, companies, governments, and global citizens, the Rainforest Alliance works in 70 countries to promote more sustainable land management practices and cultivate thriving rural economies—the most widely proven strategy to keep our tropical forests standing.
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Rainforest Alliance’s new CEO, Santiago Gowland, emphasizes that a worldwide shift towards community, Indigenous and nature-led farming is needed in order to reverse the damage from greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts believe this year’s Amazon rainforest fires could be the worst yet, after deforestation rose 17% on 2020.
Topics: Amazon Basin
Two New Kleinhans Fellows Will Investigate Forest Governance and Community-Centered Conservation in Latin America
The Rainforest Alliance is pleased to announce two new Kleinhans Fellows for 2021. Their diverse, community-based fellowship research will support the Rainforest Alliance’s goal to foster sustainable enterprises for communities living in and around forests. Their tenure as fellows begins September 2021. Jazmín Gonzales Tovar Jazmín Gonzales Tovar brings deep multi-disciplinary research experience on issues […]
Rainforests are vital for our survival as a species and for the survival of life on Earth.