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Rainforest Partnership

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Causes: Animals, Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Protection of Endangered Species, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature. Our project model: We partner with forest communities to help them make an income that allows them to protect their forests. We do this by working with communities to develop and market products made out of raw materials found only in the rainforest or by providing services that are unique to rainforest. By developing the market for these products, locally, elsewhere in Latin America, and in the U.S., sales of these goods and services give residents a financial stake in protecting their forests.

Target demographics: We partner and work with indigenous rainforest communities help them make a sustainable income that allows them to protect their forests and their way of life.

Geographic areas served: Communities with tropical rainforests

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Rating: 5

When I first met Niyanta Spelman, Excecutive Director of Rainforest Partnership, I was blown away by the innovative method that they have developed to address the subject of climate change and deforestation in the Amazon.

By helping the inhabitants of the rainforest develop economic alternatives to deforestation, such as working with local materials to create unique crafts, or through ecotourism. Rainforest Partnership is addressing the cause of deforestation at the source.

This is an innovative and authentic organization that addresses the issue by helping the PEOPLE of the rainforest!

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