Rainforest Concern was established in 1993 to protect threatened natural habitats, the biodiversity they contain and the indigenous people who still depend on them for their survival. At present the organisation has 18 conservation projects in 12 countries: Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Romania, Suriname, Costa Rica, Panama, India, Sri Lanka and Uganda. We work closely with local conservation organisations in these countries to protect rainforests.
Central to Rainforest Concern’s philosophy is the establishment of strong partnerships with small yet dynamic organisations in the countries where it operates. Such long-term partnerships have repeatedly shown to result in the continued success of projects.
Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions page about the Choco-Andean Corridor Project.
Rainforest Concern operates an 'acre sponsorship' programme to encourage the public to become directly involved in rainforest conservation. The £50 per acre requested, goes towards the purchase and protection of rainforest at one of our projects in Ecuador, Chile or Colombia.
The subject of rainforests is being increasingly covered by school curriculae and we provide real examples to bring this to life. Some of these schools use this information as a basis for fundraising projects and, so far, over 500 British schools have taken part.
Rainforest Concern regularly send groups of gap year students to undertake voluntary and research work at our projects.
Executive Director and Founder: Peter Bennett
Ecuador Coordinator: Fiona Perez
Administration, Volunteers, Education and Events: Hala Saffarini
Communications Consultant: Yalda Davis
Forest Credits Consultant: Sarah Fraser
Trustees: John Denham, Alberto Pulido Cruz, Catriona Syed, Maxime van Nieuwenhuyse
Advisory Board: Martin Gardner, Claes-Göran Sandström, Dr John Hemming, Andrew Mitchell, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance