Rainforest Concern's programmes focus on vital areas where a relatively small amount of research and conservation can make huge changes.
Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, explorer, writer and President of Survival International
Who we are
Rainforest Concern was established in 1993 to protect threatened natural habitats and the biodiversity they contain, together with the indigenous people who depend on them for survival. In 25 years we have helped to protect 2.2 million hectares of threatened forests.
In partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Neblina Reserve, Ecuador
Sonja Dillmann has been Rainforest Concern's project manager for the Neblina reserve in Ecuador since 2012. She manages the Neblina Reserve from co-ordinating the forest guards, to overseeing the purchase of new land.
Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, India
Conservationist Suprabha Seshan is the director of GBS. In 2006 she won the Whitley Award for Nature, and has travelled extensively educating others about the importance of a healthy, biologically diverse planet.
Urpiano Beach, Costa Rica
Environmental lawyer, Carlos Fernandez has worked with Rainforest Concern since 2007. First as our legal representative in Costa Rica for the Pacuare Reserve and now as manager of Urpiano turtle conservation project.
Professor Antonio Lara
Antonio Lara is the President of FORECOS foundation, Rainforest Concern's project partner for the Nasampulli reserve. Through this collaboration, we help to protect Chile's endangered native monkey puzzle forests.
Rainforest Concern collaborates with Carlos Zorrilla and his grassroots organization DECOIN to protect the extremely biodiverse Intag cloud forest, and halt mining activities in this area of northwest Ecuador.