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.

Fundamental to Rainforest Concern’s philosophy is the formation of strong partnerships with small, dynamic, conservation NGOs in the countries in which we operate. We currently work in 8 countries; Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Belize, Romania, Chile, Colombia and India.

I greatly admire Rainforest Concern because it actively protects forests, through its many projects in the field as well as effective lobbying.

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Dr John Hemming CMG, historian, author and Amazon conservationist, former Director of Royal Geographical Society

We are able to count on the expertise of our distinguished board of trustees and advisors.

Catriona Syed, Maxime van Nieuwenhuyse, Alberto Pulido Cruz, Oliver Whaley, Martin Gardner MBE

Advisory Board

Dr John Hemming CMG, Andrew Mitchell, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS FLS FRSB, Christopher Neave, Professor Antonio Lara

Our vision is to enable local communities to protect their natural environment, establish biodiversity corridors to create connectivity of habitat, and put in place long term conservation measures to safeguard vulnerable habitat for the future.

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Women involved with polylepis reforestation in Peru.


Rainforest Concern's programmes focus on vital areas where a relatively small amount of research and conservation can make huge changes.

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Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, explorer, writer and President of Survival International