Envirobuild is proud to be a Conservation Circle partner of
, a British charity working in partnership with Rainforest Trust in the U.S. to protect the world’s most threatened rainforests and other tropical ecosystems. EnviroBuild donate 10% of all profits to Rainforest Trust UK each year. Click here to find out more about Rainforest Trust and EnviroBuild's partnership. Rainforest Trust UK
Who are Rainforest Trust?
Rainforest Trust is one of the world’s most respected and successful conservation charities, and works in partnership with trusted local NGOs and indigenous communities to save the world’s most threatened rainforests and tropical ecosystems. Rainforest Trust has been protecting rainforests for over 30 years and has already placed over 42.7 million acres of threatened habitat under permanent protection.
is a British charity working in partnership with Rainforest Trust in the U.S. Their vital work protects endangered species, safeguards indigenous communities and combats climate change. Rainforest Trust UK is also able to allocate 100% of donations to conservation action as all its operating expenses are covered by donations from Board members, Gift Aid and other supporters. Rainforest Trust UK
What do Rainforest Trust do?
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement. So far, they have protected more than 42.7 million acres by establishing protected areas in partnership with local organizations and engaged communities across more than 68 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
Rainforest Trust are confident that the simplest and most cost-effective solution to prevent deforestation is to create legally-recognized protected areas where forests and their species can continue contributing to the health of the global ecosystem. Through highly effective local partnerships Rainforest Trust ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold. Their reserves are exemplary models of international conservation. Rainforest Trust identifies critical sites that provide a permanent refuge for endangered species, but that face immediate and direct threats typically from loggers, miners or ranchers.
Why The Rainforest?
Tropical rainforests support over 50% of the world’s species, many of which are critically endangered, and are home to thousands of indigenous communities who rely on the forests for their food, water and economic prosperity. The world’s rainforests produce 20% of the planet’s oxygen, stabilise global weather patterns and safely store billions of tonnes of carbon, helping to fight climate change . In short, they are one of the most important natural resources on Earth, and their long-term protection is vital for the survival of our planet and the countless species that inhabit it – including us.
Tropical deforestation accounts for up to 15% of net global carbon emissions each year. Safeguarding existing rainforests is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways an individual can fight climate change, as every acre safely stores over 100 tonnes of carbon that could otherwise enter the atmosphere as the greenhouse gas CO2. Studies have shown that halting tropical deforestation and allowing for regrowth could mitigate up to 50% of net global carbon emissions in the next 30 years – yet rainforests are still being cut down at a rate of 70,000 acres a day.
What are The Main Threats to The Rainforest
Rainforests across the globe face immediate and direct threats from:
Rainforest Trusts Impact
Rainforest Trust have managed to achieve enormous success in a short period and have protected 42.7 million acres in 30 years. Through projects that don't solely focus on saving trees but supporting and species, climate and people. Their projects so far have helped protected 2,319 critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable species. Most importantly the areas they conserve remain protected with 99% of rainforest Rainforest Trust have protected since 1988 remain intact today.
Since starting donations in 2016, EnviroBuild have supported 41 Rainforest Trust projects across 22 countries. Helping to save 307,563 acres of primary rainforest and marine habitat. Not only are we a part of Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Circle, but we’re one of the very few companies in the Chairman’s Level; the highest membership level. We simply love being a part of what they do. Their work with endangered ecosystems, climate action, and local communities is the most effective way we can make a positive and lasting impact our our 10% Pledge.
What you can do to help
A few simple ways you can help support Rainforest Trusts Conservation projects:
Trying to only purchase products made form recycled wood. To reduce the need of logging.
Avoid Chinese medicines that include pangolin scales.
Support Companies who partner with Rainforest Trust
Donate to Rainforest Trust UK