Project Rainforest is the brainchild of an environmentally concerned entrepreneur who is horrified at the rate that the rainforest is disappearing.
Huge areas of the Amazon rainforest are already for sale to the highest bidder and little concern is given to how this land will be used. Farming, grazing of livestock, mining, and drilling combined account for more than half of all deforestation, resulting in vast sections of beautiful rainforest being lost forever.
Project Rainforest is taking positive action and have purchased and placed in trust 1 million sq. metres of rainforest to prevent it being sold and destroyed.
The project is offering everyone the unique opportunity to join together and help save the rainforest, 1 sq. metre at a time. Project Rainforest won’t stop until every section of available land for sale has been purchased, put into trust and saved for future generations.
Can you imagine a world where there is no rainforest left? In addition to providing a home for over 30 million species of plants and animals, rainforests also play a part in keeping our whole planet healthy by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
The Amazon Rainforest produces approximately 20% of the world’s oxygen and the absorption of carbon dioxide helps to stabilize the atmosphere, limiting climate change. When forests are cut down, not only does carbon absorption cease, but the carbon stored in the trees is released into the atmosphere as CO2, even if the wood is left to rot after the deforestation process.
Rainforests also support the world's water cycle by adding water to the atmosphere. Without rainforests continually recycling huge quantities of water, feeding the rivers, lakes and irrigation systems, droughts would become more common, potentially leading to widespread famine and disease.
If the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rainforests on the earth. We have to act now and you can help by supporting Project Rainforest.
(Global Forest Watch)
(IUCN Red List)
(The Nature Conservancy)
We need to work together to help save the rainforest.
When you pay to reserve your sections of rainforest, you are providing valuable funds that go towards the ongoing costs of maintaining the Project Rainforest Trust as well as raising the required capital to buy the next available 1 million sq. metres.
As long as people continue to donate, Project Rainforest will continue buying and protecting this precious and vulnerable resource for future generations.