Saving tropical forests and conducting educational trips to the tropics since 1988
What we do to save tropical forests
Initiate conservation regimes in the Amazon and elsewhere in the tropics that curbs climate change and generates a continuous stream of funding for Indigenous people and local communities.
How we do it
We build relationships with like-minded NGOs to establish High Integrity Forest (HIFOR) projects in remote and pristine areas. These projects measure and market the carbon that is absorbed by the forest. Unlike REDD+, the carbon cannot be used to offset the emissions of corporations or individuals. However, buyers of the carbon units can claim that they are contributing to “societal” net zero.
We also work with NGOs to establish Biodiversity-Positive REDD+ projects in areas where deforestation is taking place at a high rate and the need for action is urgent. Avoided carbon emissions are then sold through the Voluntary Carbon Market.
Over 10,000 Students Have Participated in Save The Rainforest Trips.
Over $500,000 Donated for Rainforest Conservation.
The remote and pristine Purú Manu Landscape HIFOR project in Peru’s department of Ucayali & Madre de Dios – 24.7 million acres (10 million hectares).
The Sawawo communities Gateway REDD+ project in Peru’s department of Ucayali – 247,000 acres (100,000 hectares).
The Awajun communities REDD+ project in Peru, department of Amazonia – 171,665 acres (69,500 hectares).
The Siekopai community REDD+ project in Ecuador, province of Napo – 51,870 acres (21,000 hectares).
The Borarí Maró community REDD+ project in Brazil, state of Pará – 103,740 acres (42,000 hectares).
These projects are in various stages of development and involve many like-minded NGOs.
These are the trips we took in 2022
Cool the Planet Campaign
We are in a race to avert a climate disaster. So Save the Rainforest’s goal is to help end deforestation in the tropics by 2030. Doing so will help us take the lead in the race and give clean energy technologies the time they need to fully kick-in by 2050. We invite you to join the campaign by donating to our work and/or holding a “Cool the Planet Fundraising Event.”