We are working in 60+ countries to build sustainable, rural economies—a proven strategy to keep our forests standing.... Continue Reading
What's at Stake
Forests are critical to every living thing on Earth. Not only do they give us clean air, shelter, and rain, they house 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Alarmingly, humans have destroyed half of the world’s tropical forests and driven extinction rates up thousands of times higher than what is natural.
Our Work: Forests & Biodiversity
Together with forest and farming communities, Indigenous leaders, companies, governments, and global citizens, the Rainforest Alliance works in 58 countries to promote more sustainable land management practices while cultivating thriving rural economies—the most widely proven strategy to restore biodiversity and keep our tropical forests standing.
Indigenous peoples and local communities have an unsurpassed connection to the Earth's forests. ... Continue Reading
The forest concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve have boasted a near-zero deforestation rate for 20 years.... Continue Reading
We're training coffee farmers in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park buffer zone to help them conserve biodiversity and improve their livelihoods.... Continue Reading
All resources for Forests & Biodiversity
Since 2019, the Rainforest Alliance has worked in Sintang with the District Sustainable Oil Palm Platform, Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL - Sustainable Districts Platform), and local farmers to tackle deforestation, boost incomes, and promote more sustainable land use.
Find out how our systems and offerings are primed to help certified cocoa and coffee supply chain partners show compliance with EUDR requirements.
A Reason to Stay: Strategies to Combat Out-Migration of Youth in Rural Mexico’s Sustainable Forest Communities
Sustainable management is a critical tool for protecting global forests and improving local livelihoods. However, in many rural communities, such as those in Calakmul, Mexico, a dearth of employment... View more
The race is on to meet the requirements of the European Union Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) by December 30, 2024—and certified coffee and cocoa companies can consider the Rainforest... View more
Emmanuelle Bérenge, Lead Sustainable Forest Management at the Rainforest Alliance, emphasizes that the Three Basin Summit provides a vital chance to translate the multitude of commitments that have been made in the past around preserving and restoring the world’s forests into initiatives and policies that can genuinely make a difference.
Think of tropical forests as faraway places that have nothing to do with your daily life? Think again. You rely on forests more than you know.