Rainforest Trust works with in-country non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to establish protected areas throughout the tropics.
Their ability to work with their governments, as well as to build and maintain strong connections to local communities, helps our conservation partners successfully implement land purchase and designation projects.
Besides managing and monitoring reserves, they offer community education and outreach programs for local communities. This typically includes training for employment as forest guards, wildlife monitors and eco-guides.
Adopta A Panamá Rainforest — ADOPTA for short — is a non-governmental organization (NGO) created to promote the conservation of forests and their sustainable use for the benefit of the people and wildlife of Panamá. We support our on-the-ground conservation efforts through education initiatives and research projects that aim to improve our societal understanding of biology, ecology, and management strategies. The majority of these efforts are accomplished with the generous help of dedicated students and volunteers, who we consider the backbone of our organization.
Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) is one of the leading and oldest organizations engaged in participatory biodiversity conservation in the North Western Ghats. Rainforest Trust is assisting them in creating the Prachitgad Community Forest utilizing a pioneering concept known as Conservation Agreements which immediately stops the indiscriminant felling of trees and other unsustainable forest practices.
AFRICAN PARKS NETWORK
African Parks is a non-profit organization that takes on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks, in partnership with governments and local communities. By adopting a business approach to conservation, supported by donor funding, we aim to make each park sustainable in the long-term, thereby contributing to economic development and poverty alleviation. We currently manage eight parks in seven countries – CAR, Chad, Congo, DRC, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia – with a combined area of 5.9 million hectares.
A ROCHA GHANA
Established in 1999, as Eden Conservation Society, A Rocha Ghana (ARG) has emerged as a committed environmental NGO providing practical conservation interventions aimed at contributing to the sustainable management of important ecological habitats and initiating programmes aimed at facilitating target community’s ability to adapt to current trends in climate change and the impacts of a changing natural environmental.
ASOCIAÇÃO AMIGOS DO MEIO AMBIENTE (AMA)
Promoting the protection of flora, wildlife and the environment, as well as the landscape heritage, against its indiscriminate and senseless destruction, fighting against the ecological imbalance.
ASOSIACIÓN ARMONÍA BOLIVIA
Since 1996 Asociación Armonía has been dedicated to implementing effective conservation strategies, coordinating with local communities to protect the country’s wildlife and habitats in programs throughout the country. As the name Armonía (Harmony) implies, we strive to create balance between nature and people.
ASSOCIAÇÃO DE PESQUISA E PRESERVAÇÃO DE ECOSSISTEMAS AQUÁTICOS (AQUASIS)
We are a nonprofit organization with over 20 years of establishment. Our goal is to protect endangered species and important habitats for biodiversity conservation in the state of Ceará. We have a multidisciplinary team and are supported by local and international partners.
Through bird watching, nature education and direct conservation actions, we aim to raise the awareness of society of the importance of birds, their habitats and the natural environment and support actions towards achieving sustainable development.
BIODIVERSA develops interdisciplinary activities related to the design, management and execution of plans, programs and projects; tending to knowledge, conservation, use and management of ecosystems, promoting environmental management and improving the quality of life. These activities contribute to sustainable human development through research, technical and scientific support.
Fundação Biodiversitas para Conservação da Diversidade Biológica is based in southeastern Brazil. Rainforest Trust supported a land purchase to protect the endangered Hoge’s Side-necked Turtle.
Borneo Nature Foundation
Borneo Nature Foundation is a not-for-profit conservation and research organisation. We work to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest and to safeguard the wildlife, environment and indigenous culture on Borneo.
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Rainforest Trust collaborates with BirdLife International on projects throughout South America.
Bugun Welfare Society
Bugun Welfare Society will expand Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in India through a Community Conserved Area to protect such species as the Red Panda and the beautiful bird, Bugun Liocichla.
Burung works with local communities to develop sustainable conservation projects that protect habitat for Indonesia’s threatened bird species. Rainforest Trust is working with Burnung to create the Gunung Sahendaruman Reserve, the first protected area on the Indonesian island of Sangihe.
CAMEROON HERPETOLOGY-CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
CAMHERP-CBF works towards research and conservation of amphibians and reptiles while raising awareness to build local engagement in biodiversity conservation.
A pioneer in the protection of the western Amazon, Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon (CEDIA) has helped protect more than 28 million acres of rainforest over the last 33 years by creating indigenous territories and nature reserves. Rainforest Trust is currently working with CEDIA to protect nearly six million acres of pristine Amazonian rainforest.
Centre for Sustainability
CFS promotes environmental sustainability on the island of Palawan through the creation of community-based conservation projects. Rainforest Trust is working with CFS to create the 80,000-acre Cleopatra’s Needle Forest Reserve, which will protect some of the oldest and most pristine rainforest in southeast Asia.
Centre ValBio works to protect Madagascar’s unique and biologically diverse ecosystems through conservation science and projects that directly benefit the local people, including rural health care delivery. CVB has a world-class research station sited on the edge of Madagascar’s beautiful and abundant Ranomafana National Park. Under the direction of world-renowned primatologist Patricia Wright, Centre ValBio facilitates hands-on science to sustain the resources and people of Madagascar. In collaboration with villagers, we’re expanding the frontiers of knowledge while safeguarding biodiversity for future generations.
COMACO is a social enterprise that supports wildlife conservation and small-scale farmers in Eastern Zambia.
We work with illegal wildlife poachers to provide alternative livelihood skills and train small-scale farmers in the leading practices of climate-smart, sustainable agriculture. We then buy crops from our farmers at premium market prices and turn them into high-value food products that we sell across Zambia under the brand It’s Wild! Through dramatically improved incomes and increased food security, our farmers have become stewards of their land and advocates for wildlife conservation.
CONSERVATION OF THE ESPECES MARINE
For some time now, there have been indications that sea turtles are laying their eggs on the coast in southwest Côte d’Ivoire. There is still no single protected area for a stretch of coastline, however with the help of partners, this non-governmental organization, together with the population of a stretch of coastline at Grand Béréby, aims to create a positive future for humans and animals. CEM has initiated a process with the aim of establishing a marine reserve in southwestern Côte d Ivoire near Grand Bereby.
We have created three cores of natural reserves throughout the biogeographic region of the high windows, in order to know the social and environmental dynamics and through these conservation nuclei, develop actions that lead to ecosystem connectivity, allowing the natural balance of these forests. With the community, we seek to generate knowledge appropriation and propose socio-economic alternatives related to the protection of biodiversity to guarantee the protection of endangered species and improve ecosystem connectivity.
Rainforest Trust is working with Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d’Ivoire to establish a community forest reserve that will protect habitat critical for several highly endangered primates in addition to a wealth of other species.
CWCS works to actively contribute to shaping the conservation landscape throughout the country of Cameroon.
The love for nature, the passion for working with marginalized communities, primarily the fisherfolk and indigenous peoples from the central Sierra Madre in northeast Philippines led to the establishment of Daluhay, a moniker for Daloy ng Buhay, which translates in English to flow of life. Daluhay has also adopted the concept of think global, act local as expressed by the phrase, one planet – one future. Daluhay envisions a world based on human equity and responsible engagement for environmental sustainability where people are integrated with ecological systems from local settings to global functions. In April 2010, Daluhay became registered as a non-government organization with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission and is currently based in Aurora Province. Since then Daluhay has expanded into areas of biodiversity conservation through the concept of ethnoecology – people as part of the ecosystems. The primary focus has been on the establishment and management of locally conserved protected areas, food security and poverty alleviation and included efforts in forest, agricultural and marine ecosystems through community-based engagement on social development. Daluhay facilitates an enhanced inclusion of people in the ecosystems on which they depend and the development of feedback loops that link people to positive change for a sustained biosphere, as a specific approach (that we consider to be best defined by the term: ecosystemics). We aim to help establish better links between human health and the environment in an ecohealth approach.
ACCMP Dayu Biik works to protect the Mont Panié wilderness reserve, highest peak of New Caledonia, located in the south of the island’s largest forest. With the support of NGO Conservation International and the Province Nord Institution, Dayu Biik Association is managed by members of the local community. It is in charge of developing a participative conservation plan for Mount Panié Wilderness Reserve aimed at preserving biodiversity of the region and promoting the development of economic activities related to the nature conservation and environmental education.
Endangered Wildlife Trust
The EWT’s team of field-based specialists is spread across southern and East Africa, where committed conservation action is needed the most. Working with our partners, including businesses and governments, the EWT is at the forefront of conducting applied research, supporting community conservation and livelihoods, training and building capacity, addressing human wildlife conflict, monitoring threatened species and establishing safe spaces for wildlife range expansion.
ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
ERuDeF seeks to conserve wildlife and protect fragile environments through research, training, education and community engagement.
Friends of Wildlife
Rainforest Trust is working with FOW to help establish the Mahamyaing Wildlife Sanctuary in central Myanmar to create a stronghold for the Eastern Hoolock Gibbon, which holds 10% of the population.
FORUM KONSERVASI LEUSER
FKL currently operates 26 Wildlife Protection Teams across the 2.2 million hectares of the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh Province. Each teams consists of 5 members (4 members are FKL ranger and one government ranger), patrolling for at least 15 days every month to collect data on wildlife presence, assist wildlife surveys, dismantle snares, and become ambassadors for their communities to protect the forest. Since FKL rangers were formed in 2014 to protect key areas of the Leuser Ecosystem, FKL rangers have dismantled over 5000 snares. As recent as 2018, rangers dismantled more than 800 snares in the Leuser Ecosystem.
The vision of our organization represented in the logo, shows the integration of ecosystems, settlers and biodiversity in a sustainability scheme to guarantee the habitats that allow the life of the beings that inhabit our planet.
EcoMinga was established by a group of concerned Ecuadorian and international scientists with the mission of saving threatened forest. Together with Rainforest Trust, EcoMinga established the Dracula Orchid Reserve, which has significantly improved forest conservation in Ecuador’s Choco region.
Established to protect critically important land for Ecuador’s endangered birds and biodiversity, Fundación Jocotoco has successfully established 10 reserves throughout Ecuador, covering more than 30,000 acres. On more than a dozen occasions, Rainforest Trust has collaborated with Fundación Jocotoco to create and expand its private reserves.
Rainforest Trust supports numerous ProAves projects to provide critical habitat for endangered species in Colombia’s most threatened ecosystems through research, conservation action and community outreach. Most recently, Rainforest Trust aided in the creation of the El Jaguar Reserve.
Fundación Proyecto Titi
Fundación Proyecto Titi promotes the conservation of the Critically Endangered cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and the tropical forests that are home to this endemic primate species in northern Colombia.
Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina
Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina works to propose and implement solutions to conserve nature, promote the sustainable use of natural resources and responsible behavior of man in a context of climate change.
Founded in 1990, FUNDAECO is dedicated to the goals of nature conservation and sustainable community development. Working with FUNDAECO, Rainforest Trust supported the creation of the 6,000-acre Sierra Caral Amphibian Conservation Reserve, which has since been expanded into a 47,000-acre national protected area.
Ghana Wildlife Society
Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) is based in Accra, Ghana. Rainforest Trust is working with GWS to establish the Atewa Range National Park which will provide refuge to several threatened frogs and primates.
GREEN Mindanao Association
GREEN Mindanao Association Incorporated founded since 1991 by Mountaineers, ecologists, volunteers and students. Early years were engaged in advocacy, education and campaigning againt illegal Logging, pollution of seas and destruction of forests. Past 25 years focused on site conservation of mountains and coastal ecosystem throughout Mindanao; supporting protected areas, marine sanctuaries and tribal land rights. At least 10 years were spent on Exploring Mountain and survey of coastal areas, birdwatching, Monitoring endangered species, tribal solidarity meetings and promotion of Conservation and Protection of wildife and habitat. Partnership with local communities, local government and concern agencies and international organizations nurtured our legacy. Ten-year old campaign now “million hectares forest campaign” target to engage million people for Protection of mountains and tribal lands. Latest achievement nearly half of the target through divegent regimes such as; national protected areas, tribal wildlife sanctuaries and municipal protected areas. These were undertaken in alliance with DENR officials, tribal leaders, municipal and barangay councils and Civil Society partners. Past 10 years were also engaged on actions on Climate Change, disaster, recovery, rehabilitation and Management. All these efforts were interconnected, state of Nature and Oceans protected and Conserved Will determine life on earth, resilience and survival. Recent partnership with Rainforest Trust provided opportunity on Species Conservation and venture into protected area establishment and purchase of nature option.
GUINEAN PARK FOUNDATION
Guinean Park is a non-profit organization which was established by committed conservationists in order to save biological diversity of Guinea, and conserve it to the next generations.
Habitat Para la Biodiversidad (HABIO)
The Turtle Conservancy has purchased a significant portion of the last remaining habitat of the Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus). The largest of the North American terrestrial reptiles, this tortoise has been known to science only since 1959. The Bolson Tortoise inhabits a small area of Bolsón de Mapimí in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. The Mapimí Biosphere Reserve was created to protect this species, but much of this land is used for agricultural development and cattle grazing, which is threatening the tortoise’s habitat. The acquisition of this land in north central Mexico will protect the tortoise along with all other native flora and fauna including an estimated 28 mammals, over 200 bird species, 5 amphibians, and 39 reptiles.
Haiti National Trust
Haiti National Trust works to conserve the biodiversity and natural ecosystems of Haiti through research, education, outreach and national/international partnerships.
Addressing the impact of development, natural hazards and climate change: Hɛn Mpoano’s work in coastal communities in the Western Region has included an innovative Rapid Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of 77 coastal communities in Jomoro, Ellembelle, Nzema East, Ahanta West and Shama Districts. Detailed planning work was undertaken with some of the key communities which were identified as being most at risk. This has fostered a process of community action and interaction with District Assemblies to tackle the interrelated issues of increasing coastal poverty, livelihood insecurity and vulnerability in the context of accelerating change.
HERP CONSERVATION – GHANA
Our mission is to undertake research, create awareness, mobilize response for important policy, build capacity and contribute expertise on the conservation of amphibians and other wildlife in Ghana and internationally. Our five main strategic objectives are:
1. Improve knowledge on amphibians and reptiles in Ghana and across West Africa through cutting edge research
2. Facilitate policy interventions relevant for amphibian and reptile conservation in Ghana and across West Africa
3. Instigate the adoption of conservation sensitive behaviors through innovative awareness raising programs among key stakeholders
4. Enhance in-country and regional capacity in amphibian and reptile conservation in Ghana and across West Africa
5. Implement practical on-the-ground science-based conservation intervention beneficial to biodiversity conservation in West Africa.
HIROLA CONSERVATION PROGRAM
HCP’s mission is to protect and increase the numbers and distribution of hirola through participatory conservation, education, community involvement and international support.We recognize that conservation is a multi-stakeholder initiative and does not occur in isolation.
HORN OF AFRICA
Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) mission is to enhance sustainable development though a better natural resource management and protection of key natural ecosystems in horn of Africa. By this, Horn is determined to take measures necessary to reverse the current unprecedented habitat degradation which potentially can cause ecological collapse and a breakdown of the social fabric in many parts of the region.
Based in Sabah, Borneo, HUTAN – Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme works with local communities to create sustainable conservation solutions for Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants and other threatened wildlife. Rainforest Trust has partnered with HUTAN to protect properties needed to secure a critical wildlife corridor for local wildlife.
Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Rainforest Trust is supporting the establishment of the Ngamikka National Park to protect key great ape species.
International Conservation Fund of Canada is the first and only Canadian charity to focus solely on conserving nature in the tropics and other high-priority conservation areas. Rainforest Trust partnered with ICFC to establish the Chamicero de Perijá Nature Reserve in Colombia.
Instituto para el Manejo y Conservación de la works as a reference in research, environmental education and organic production. in this way comply with the social commitment to ensure greater knowledge about natural resources, which contribute to the solution of problems in the field of biodiversity conservation.
Instituto Araguaia de Proteção Ambiental
The mission of Instituto Araguaia is to protect the biodiversity of the Araguaia River basin and its ecological processes, in particular inside and around Cantão State Park; to carry on scientific research and to disseminate scientific data that will contribute to the region’s conservation; to develop and to implement a community outreach program that is economically and environmentally sustainable; to undertake the legal actions necessary to carry on our mission.
Instituto Arara Azul
The mission of Instituto Arara Azul is to promote the conservation of biodiversity, seek the shared use of natural resources and improve the quality of life.
INSTITUTO MARCOS DANIEL
The Instituto de Ensino, Pesquisa e Preservação Ambiental Marcos Daniel (Marcos Daniel Teaching, Research and Environmental Preservation Institute) is a non-profit association accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a Civil Society Organization for Public Interest (OSCIP). Its goal is to promote biodiversity conservation through conservation projects, environmental education, scientific researches, and consultancy.
To preserve, recover and protect ecosystems in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, in accordance with universal, ecocentric ethics.
INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. ICF provides knowledge, leadership, and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their diverse landscapes.
While working to solve threats to cranes, ICF has found that these charismatic birds inspire actions to resolve broader conservation challenges that matter deeply to all people and address the universal challenges we face as a society—water security, clean energy, land stewardship, conservation on agricultural lands, adaptation to climate change, and conservation friendly livelihoods. ICF’s worldwide work includes captive propagation and reintroduction, research and monitoring, invasive species management, sustainable water management, wetland protection, outreach, conservation leadership, and work to reduce crane trade, illegal shootings, and power line collisions.
IUCN – Cambodia
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 Member organizations and the input of some 13,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Our experts are organized into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.
Since 1993, the Keystone Foundation has been working in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) with indigenous communities on improving their lives, livelihoods, and maintaining their unique cultures. Keystone’s approach is defined by “eco-development:” the principle that development can happen in harmony with both the needs of people and the land they live on in mind.
KTK-BELT’s mission is to catalyze new models of biodiversity conservation and environmental learning in eastern Nepal. It works with teachers, farmers, youth, and women to create a ‘Vertical University’ that will span from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Sanctuary to Kanchenjunga, the third tallest peak in the world. The idea is to give a framework to local farmers to become ‘professors’ of the Vertical University, to share their indigenous knowledge while also physically conserving threatened species and landscapes.
We protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by empowering the people who call them home.
LES AMIS DES BONOBO DU CONGO
Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only organization to provide lifetime care to bonobos orphaned by the illegal trade in endangered wildlife. We are on the front line in the battle to protect bonobos in the only country they are found – The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation
Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rainforest Trust supported the creation of Lomami National Park to protect Bonobos and Forest Elephants.
LUPA is a Mozambican NGO, founded in 2007 by a group of Mozambicans, to promote community development. LUPA draws on experiences from HELVETAS, a Swiss NGO, with the objective of continuing, in an innovative way, the activities implemented by HELVETAS in the Southern Region of Mozambique (Gaza and Maputo). LUPA strives to provide professional services in the areas of conservation of natural resources, agribusiness, community based tourism, capacity building of local actors, including producer’s organizations, and land tenure rights
Through conservation science and community participation, Madagasikara Voakajy protects endemic Malagasy species and their habitats. Rainforest Trust is supporting Madagasikara Voakajy’s efforts to establish six new protected areas to save the critically endangered Indri Lemur and Golden Mantella Frog.
Malagasy Institut pour la Conservation des Ecosystèmes Tropicaux works to conserve the endemic biodiversity and rainforests of Madagascar.
Asociación Conservacionista Misión Tiburón
Promote the conservation and responsible use of marine resources, particularly of sharks, through the development of integrated projects of marine education and scientific research, especially in nationals coastal communities. In our effort, we hope to be firm and true to our ideals, always respecting the environmental and human welfare.
NaFirri’s mission is to generate the knowledge base, develop and disseminate fisheries technologies for increased but sustainable fish production, conservation of the fisheries genetic resources, water quality and fish habitat, and to develop and manage the fisheries and required linkages with stakeholders.
NATIONAL TRUST OF FIJI
National Trust of Fiji’s mission is to consolidate, enhance and reinforce the role of the National Trust of Fiji in the conservation, protection,sustainable management and research of Fiji’s natural and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the peoples of Fiji,the Pacific Islands and the world. Fiji’s natural and cultural heritage is valued and protected for future generations
Natura International is committed to the conservation of natural ecosystems through the creation of protected areas by promoting the participation of local actors. In this way, we hope to conserve the natural and cultural heritage for future generations. We project a world that conserves its biological and cultural diversity at all scales, allowing natural ecological processes in balance with human activities.
Nature and Culture International
Nature and Culture International works to protect biologically diverse ecosystems in concert with local people in Latin America.
Rainforest Trust is working with the Nairobi-based partner, Nature Kenya, to purchase critical forest habitat to prevent the extinction of the Critically Endangered Taita Apalis.
NEOTROPICAL PRIMATE CONSERVATION
Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC) is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of primates and their habitats in South and Central America. We aim to promote conservation and protect biodiversity in the Neotropics by working in several ways: Facilitation and support for local conservation initiatives; Protection of wilderness areas; Rescue, rehabilitation and (where appropriate) reintroduction of animals to their natural habitats; Scientific investigations of plants, animals and ecosystems; Promotion of conservation education and public awareness; Commercialisation of sustainable products on behalf of local communities; Improvement of degraded habitat through reforestation.
Palau Conservation Society
Our mission is to work with the community to preserve the nation’s unique natural environment and perpetuate its conservation ethic for the economic and social benefit of present and future generations of Palauans and for the enjoyment and education of all.
People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF) is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit, non-government, and non-membership organisation. We promote biodiversity conservation, protection and wise use of natural resources, and sound social and economic development. PRCF works with rural people in developing countries, particularly with local communities and ethnic minorities living nearby protected areas, remnant forests, and degraded forest lands.
The mission of Pronatura Noreste is the conservation of flora, fauna and priority ecosystems of northeastern Mexico by promoting society’s development in harmony with nature.
Pronatura Veracruz has been working in Veracruz since 1991 focusing its work on priority sites for conservation. Pronatura Veracruz is currently working on the conservation and restoration of priority sites, ecosystems and agro-ecosystems of greater biological and ecological relevance in the state of Veracruz.
RED PANDA NETWORK
Founded by Brian Williams in 2007, Red Panda Network has become a world leader in efforts to protect red pandas and their habitat. We use an integrated, landscape-level approach to conservation that is built on the support and participation of local communities.
With a mission to conserve the remaining Atlantic Rainforest and its wildlife, Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu Valley (REGUA) focuses its work in the Guapiaçu river basin near Rio de Janeiro. Rainforest Trust partners with REGUA to purchase land that will expand REGUA’s 20,000-acre reserve and provide improved protection for species facing extinction.
Variety is not only the spice of life, its critical to human survival. The diversity of life and all its connections make Earth different from all other planets. The air we breathe and the food we eat rely on biodiversity.
Our mission is to conserve the diversity of life on Earth, where all of life has value and can flourish- plant, animal, and human. With your help, we can retain, restore and revitalize our planet.
Rimba, which means ‘jungle’ in Malay, is a Malaysian non-profit research group focused on conducting conservation science. We use the results of our studies to engage constructively with policymakers and natural resource managers to help improve the protection and management of Peninsular Malaysia’s biodiversity. We take a collaborative and inclusive approach to our work, and function as a virtual lab to connect like-minded people.
Rio Pucuno Foundation
Rio Pucuno Foundation was established with the express purpose of buying and preserving foothill rainforest in Ecuador before it is destroyed. Rainforest Trust has partnered with the Rio Pucuno Foundation on multiple occasions to expand the Wild Sumaco Wildlife Sanctuary.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – Cayman
The RSPB exists to deliver our charitable objects for the benefit of the public, including promotion of the conservation of biological diversity and the natural environment for the public benefit, in particular but not exclusively by conserving wild birds and other wildlife, and the environment on which they depend, and by protecting, restoring and re-creating habitats.
The Brazilian Society for the Conservation of Birds (SAVE Brazil) is a non-profit civil society organization that has a special focus on Brazilian bird conservation. SAVE Brazil is part of BirdLife International’s global alliance in more than 100 countries and shares its conservation priorities, policies and programs, exchanging information, knowledge and experience to implement the global goals of the alliance at the national level, needs of the Brazilian scenario.
SAVE MY FUTURE FOUNDATION
Over the years, Save My Future Foundation team has been investigating illegalities in the timber sector, as well as the Industrial Agriculture sector. SAMFU actively engages the Government of Liberia, multinational logging and oil palm companies in Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties, advocating for rights of the local people who often are marginalized by these large companies.
Society South East Asia Rainforest Research Program conducts research to improve sustainable use of rainforests in Southeast Asia. Rainforest Trust is working with SEARRP in Borneo to protect Orangutan habitat.
Sociedad Colombiana de Cycadas
The Colombian Society of Cycadas (SCC) is a community of academic actors interested in biodiversity, focused on research and conservation of the Zamias of Colombia.
SOCIETY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE OF LIBERIA
To educate encourage and assist the public to understand the need to conserve nature, build consensus on the effective management of biodiversity, and to ensure that the use of natural resources is sustainable.
SOUTH ENDEAVOUR TRUST
South Endeavour currently owns and manages ten conservation reserves. To date we have focused on three areas of great conservation need, each of which has extraordinarily diverse biodiversity values. These are: Northeastern New South Wales; the endangered rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands; and the intersection of the Wet Tropics and Cape York bioregions in Far North Queensland. At South Endeavour we believe that private individuals and private sector organisations can make a very major contribution to nature conservation in Australia, both supplementing and complementing the public reserve system.
SUMAC MUYU FOUNDATION
The mission of Sumac Muyu Foundation is to promote sustainable development in the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve. Seeking a balance between conservation and human impact, we simultaneously strive to conserve ecologically important forests in the area, even as we endeavor to improve the quality of life for residents through sustainable use of natural resources.
TANZANIA FOREST CONSERVATION GROUP (TFCG)
TFCG’s mission is to conserve and restore the biodiversity of globally important forests in Tanzania for the benefit of the present and future generations.
Terra Peninsular conserves and protects the natural ecosystems and wildlife of the Baja California peninsula.
Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program – Papua New Guinea has been working in the Yopno-Uruwa-Som watershed of the Huon Peninsula to establish a community conservation area that provides crucial protection for the Matschie’s Tree-kangaroo.
The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide.
UGANDA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
UCF enables and develops economies in and around Uganda in order to safeguard natural heritage of global importance. We do so by implementing practical conservation and community interventions, influencing policy-makers and engaging the public. UCF has a track record for bringing a balanced approach to conservation,working with park-adjacent communities, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), leading international institutions, and other key stakeholders.
Vondrona Ivon’ny Fampandrosoana
Vondrona Ivon’ny Fampandrosoana (VIF), manages an important protected area for amphibians called Ankaratra.
The mission of WildDominique is to support and promote sound conservation practices in Dominica through environmental education, community engagement, research, species preservation, and policy.
Wildlife Alliance, Inc.
Wildlife Alliance, Inc. is based in Cambodia. Rainforest Trust supported the creation of the Southern Cardamom Protected Forest to protect Pangolin, Dhole, and Pileated Gibbon.
Wildlife Asia (WA) is an Australian registered not for profit, led by conservation professionals with decades of experience in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to protect Asia’s tropical forests and key landscapes, which host the highest levels of biodiversity and iconic mega fauna habitat. Wildlife Asia stands beside local NGOs and communities, supporting their vision for a sustainable future. A future that ensures the persistence of peace, cultural values and traditions, sustainable development opportunities and of course the protection of wildlife and habitat.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY – BANGLADESH
After conducting landmark surveys that established Bangladesh as a major hotspot for some of the world’s most threatened dolphins and whales, WCS has led major accomplishments such as establishing the country’s first freshwater and marine protected areas. WCS Bangladesh connects sustainable livelihoods and food security with wildlife conservation.
Wildlife Conservation Society – CAMBODIA
Wildlife Conservation Society-Cambodia is based in Cambodia. Rainforest Trust supported the establishment of the Prey Preah Roka Protected Forest, a critical wildlife corridor.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY – DR CONGO
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY – NIGERIA
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
YAYASAN ADNDU NANTU INTERNATIONAL-YANI
YANI works together with partners that share its vision and goals on a sustainable future for Nantu Forest, its wildlife and the people that live around it. The government, the corporate sector, scientific and educational institutions and the media cooperate regularly with YANI. This long-term approach is essential to gain trust from the many persons and institutions present around Nantu Forest and beyond.
YAYASAN KONSERVASI RARE AQUATIC SPECIES OF INDONESIA
Yayasan Konservasi-RASI works to protect aquatic dependent flora and fauna and ecosystems, and works to enhance human livelihoods through use of sustainable resources.
Yayasan Konservasi Ekosistim Hutan Sumatera is based in Sumatra, Indonesia. Rainforest Trust is working with YKEHS to create three new protected areas and increase law enforcement of these areas in Central Sumatra.
(Header Photo: Participative elaboration of the management plan for Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru. Photo by CEDIA.)
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