Rainforest Concern

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Rainforest Concern was established in 1993 to protect threatened natural habitats, particularly rainforests, and the biodiversity they contain, together with the indigenous people who still depend on them for their survival. In its 23 years of existence, Rainforest Concern has been instrumental in protecting over 2.2 million hectares of native forests and the vast biodiversity they contain. It has worked with 21 partner organisations and 8 indigenous tribes in 12 countries and currently has over 11,000 supporters. The methods of conservation include registration of ancestral indigenous territories, creation of private reserves through land purchase, alternative income projects and environmental education for local communities.  The charity has also facilitated academic research and volunteer opportunities at several projects.

Funds raised are used towards purchasing and protecting further land, principally in the Chocó-Andean Rainforest Corridor, aiming to create a vital link between the cloud forests of the Andes and the lowland forests of the Chocó region, northwest of Ecuador. These forests lie within two global biodiversity hotspots and, as such, contain a wealth of habitats with many species yet to be discovered.

If you’re looking for a place and would like to play your part in helping to conserve one of the most beautiful and irreplaceable parts of the world, please do sign up with us today.

There is a £50 registration fee and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £300 for Rainforest Concern.  We will provide a great running vest and a very warm welcome in the pavilion.

For more information please call 01225 481151 or email.