Rainforest Concern is a British charity protecting rainforests and other crucial natural habitats, working with communities and organisations across eight countries.

The work of Rainforest Concern becomes more vital every day as deforestation continues around the world. They have saved many acres of forest and we must help them to continue this vital work.

Ghillean Prance

Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, world renowned botanist and ecologist, former Director of RBG Kew

What we do

Rainforest Concern protects threatened habitats by direct conservation on the ground, through the purchase of land for private reserves, or in the name of the local NGOs or community, and the registration of ancestral indigenous territories.

We put in place effective ongoing management and protection measures, and secure legally protected status where possible, working with research establishments in order to monitor the effectiveness of our strategies, and to provide proof of the threatened species living within the forests.

As part of our conservation strategy we support local communities, and deliver environmental education both in our project areas overseas and in the UK.

We have created a carbon offsetting programme, ‘Forest Credits’, designed to support our projects and encourage the public to reduce their environmental footprints.

Who we are

Rainforest Concern was established as a UK registered charity in 1993 to protect threatened natural habitats and the biodiversity they contain, together with the indigenous people who depend on them for survival. In 26 years we have helped to protect 2.2 million hectares of threatened forests.

In partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

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Where we work

Colombia

Yaigoje Apaporis National Park

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Since 1993 Rainforest Concern:

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    Has helped to protect over 2.2 million hectares of threatened forest
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    13 countries: Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Belize, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Romania, India, Suriname, Peru
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    Over 30 conservation projects and 21 partner organisations
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