Why Do We Need Rainforests?
No matter where you live, you need rainforests. Why? They help purify the air we breathe. They send vapor into the air, making it rain—not just locally but thousands of miles away. Rainforests are great allies in the fight to slow climate change, too, as they absorb vast quantities of human-made carbon emissions. Rainforest plants provide the basis for medicines that treat everything from toothaches to childhood leukemia. Rainforests are also home to millions of Indigenous and local peoples who live in harmony with nature.
Who Are the Best Guardians of the Forest?
Indigenous and local communities manage almost a quarter of the world’s lands, which means they care for an astonishing 80 percent of Earth’s biodiversity.
Can We Grow Food in Harmony with Nature?
What if farming not only fed people, it also nourished the land? With regenerative agriculture practices, farming can do just that. Planting native trees and shrubs, for example, improves soil fertility; improving soil fertility makes crops more productive and resistant to pests; eventually, pesticides can be eliminated.
Helping Cocoa Farmers Build Resilience to Climate Change in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
We help local farmers embrace climate-smart growing techniques designed to adapt to and prepare for common climate threats—from unpredictable weather patterns to outbreaks of crop pests and disease.
Advancing Women’s Rights in Cameroon’s Western Highlands
In this video, participants and colleagues in Cameroon’s Western Highlands talk about the impact this work has had in their lives and their hopes for the future.
Women of Our Alliance
Women of our Alliance is a short film by the Rainforest Alliance. We celebrate some of the inspirational women leaders working to strengthen their communities while protecting local forests.