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
Santiago Gowland, Chief Executive Officer at Rainforest Alliance, describes why nature-based solutions are so important, what is needed to scale them up, and how can policymakers make the most of them.
Project Profile: Stopping deforestation and improving livelihoods with community forestry in the Congo Basin
Sitting in the heart of the Congo Basin, the 36,000 square kilometer Salonga National Park (SNP) is the largest protected area of dense rainforest on the African continent.[Read more...]
Topics: In the Field
CNN’s Julia Chatterley spoke with the Rainforest Alliance’s CEO Santiago Gowland about what our frog seal represents, the connection between thriving nature and livelihoods, and the importance of climate adaptation.[Read more...]
For rural, isolated communities in Guatemala, natural capital is the people’s greatest wealth. Since 1997, the Rainforest Alliance has worked with community forestry concessions to strengthen their
2020-2025 Strategy: Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve
Santiago Gowland, Chief Executive Officer of the Rainforest Alliance, explains that investing in nature can help shift the climate crisis.