What do the Rainforest Trust do?
At EnviroBuild, we are passionate about sustainable living and helping our environment. Tropical rainforests support over 50% of the world’s species, many of which are critically endangered. Safeguarding existing rainforests is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to fight climate change and help protect the worlds biodiversity. That is why we donate 10% off profits to Rainforest Trust UK
Envirobuild is proud to be a Conservation Circle partner of Rainforest Trust UK, 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.
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.
Rainforest Trust UK 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.
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:
- Climate Change
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
Protecting 6235 Acres to Help Create the Red Panda Community Forest
Through our partnership with Rainforest Trust UK we have helped protect 6235 Acres of forest in Nepal to help create The Red Panda Community Forest.
Galleon Garden Furniture In Partnership with Rainforest Trust UK
To help make our Galleon Garden Furniture as sustainable as possible. We have partnered with Rainforest Trust UK to donate a specific amount for each garden furniture set. Helping you save at least 1 acre of rainforest with every Garden Furniture purchase.
Protecting 2,300 Acres Of Cameroon’s Atlantic Rainforest
Through our partnership with Rainforest Trust UK we have helped protect 2,300 Acres of vital Atlantic Rainforest. Helping to increase the protection of The Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve, which has been identified as one of the most important conservation landscapes in Central Africa.
Protecting 101 Acres of Sumatra’s Rainforest- The Last Stand of The Sumatran Rhino
In April 2016 we were able to help Rainforest Trust protect 101 Acres of key rainforest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra as part of their project aiming at saving the Sumatran Rhino. In total Rainforest Trust were able to protect 184,795 acres in the Aceh province, the only province in the world where you can still find the Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Elephant and the Sumatran Tiger.