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Deforestation Position Paper

Conserving forests is at the heart of the Rainforest Alliance's mission. This paper outlines our principles and strategies for stopping deforestation (and other forms of ecosystem conversion) in vulnerable tropical regions. These include our commitment to center sustainable livelihood opportunities and human rights through bottom-up approaches that support rural communities as ecosystem stewards.


Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.