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.
All resources for Forests
Indigenous peoples and local communities have an unsurpassed connection to the Earth's forests.
This scientific article analyses the social, economic, and environmental effects of voluntary standards initiatives and corporate initiatives in the cocoa sector in West Africa, largely focusing on
Project Profile: Elevating the Position of Women in Three of the World’s Key Biodiversity Landscapes
We are scaling up ongoing projects in three areas across Latin-America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, to support women in leading the way forward in community-based landscape management and restoration, as well as nature-based business opportunities.
Topics: In the Field
Through this initiative, the Rainforest Alliance will work with several organizations to address global environmental challenges associated with commodity-driven deforestation in some of the world’s most important tropical ecosystems and sourcing regions.
Our Forest Allies initiative leverages the enormous power of our partnerships to support forest communities as they address the climate crisis and combat deforestation. Here are the six landscapes where our Forest Allies are currently active.