Our quest to save the rainforest will never end. The more money we raise through your donations, the more land we can continue to buy and save. Once all the available plots are reserved, we will use your money to buy the next section of the rainforest and start all over again. Project Rainforest aims to save and protect millions of acres of rainforest using the funds we receive.
Your money goes to saving the Brazilian rainforest. Your purchase will not only help preserve and protect the the section of rainforest you selected, but we will use those funds to buy our next section of rainforest. Our quest to save the rainforest will never end.
We are a passionate about saving the rainforest and are really concerned about how quickly it is disappearing. We came to the conclusion that positive action is needed and the only way to save it is to buy it. That's how Project Rainforest was born.
You don't own the land, you saved it! Even Project Rainforest does not own the land because as soon as we made the purchase, we transferred the title of the land into a trust protecting it for life. The aim for Project Rainforest is to save the rainforest, not to own it.
Each section of land that Project Rainforest buys is purchased by a company and the shares in that company are the transferred immediately to the Project Rainforest Trust. The trust has been set up with a strict set of rules, the main ones being the land can never be sold and the land can never be destroyed. The trust is legally required to abide by the instructions given when it was set up.
We can never be 100% sure, but we there is no safer way to protect land than buying it. Project Rainforest monitors all purchased land by sending a drone very high up above the section(s) owned and taking a satellite style picture. We then compare these against the last pictures taken to see if there are any changes. If we see something we don't like we will conduct a foot inspection. If there is a problem, we will contact the local authorities who will go and investigate and stop any further damage from taking place.
Project Rainforest monitors all purchased land by sending a drone very high up above the section(s) owned and taking a satellite style picture. We then compare these against the last pictures taken to see if there are any changes. If we see something we don't like we will conduct a foot inspection. If there is a problem, we will contact the local authorities who will go and investigate and stop any further damage from taking place.
The carbon calculator was based on models used by leading sources, so it is a helpful guide to give you an idea of your carbon footprint. Saving the rainforest will play a big part in lowering your carbon footprint and help to slow down global warming.
There are a number of recommended actions you can take to help reduce your carbon footprint:
1. Stop eating meat, or reduce the amount you eat. Red meat is particularly to blame, consuming 11 times more water and producing 5 times more emissions than its poultry counterparts. You don’t have to become a vegetarian, but eating meat less frequently will significantly help the environment.
2. Unplug your devices. Anytime a cord is plugged into a socket, it’s drawing energy – so although your device isn’t charging, you’re still contributing to your carbon footprint.
3. Cycle or walk instead of drive. This will not only help keep you fit and active, but will go towards reducing your carbon footprint.
4. Don’t buy ‘fast fashion’. Have you ever wondered how it’s possible to pay only £4 for a t-shirt? In this consumer society, we think of fashion as disposable – after all, if someone only pays £4 they might not think twice about throwing it away. Try alternatives like re-purposing old clothing, choosing locally handmade garments, buying vintage, or participating in clothing swaps with family and friends.
5. Plant a garden. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, planting some greens is a quick and easy way to reduce your carbon footprint. We all know plants absorb carbon dioxide – a beneficial relationship for humans, that we should all be seeking to nurture.
6. Eat local and organic. Sticking to foods that are grown locally, in your own city or surrounding area, helps to reduce the carbon footprint created by shipping foods from elsewhere.
7. Line-dry your clothes. One dryer load uses 5 times more electricity than washing; by simply line-drying your clothes, you can save 1/3 of their carbon footprint.
The land we protect is remote rainforest in various areas around Brazil. We go regularly to take pictures of the land using a drone to ensure no illegal logging or farming is being carried out. You could travel to purchased land if you wished to, but we would not recommend you go without a local guide as it can be dangerous.
This land is already for sale and if we don't buy it then other commercial entity's will buy it. Unfortunately many of these potential buyers are only interested in destroying the land for farming and wood. Project Rainforest saves the land and we believe this is the best and only way to truly protect it.
Yes, some people do live on the land, mainly by the river and they are known as river people. We have no problem with local people living on the land, we have a problem with commercial operations killing the rainforest for profit.
The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the known species in the world, so this list could be endless. Without detailed research, we can’t be specific, but we do know that in the rainforest in Brazil you can find hummingbirds, toucans, parrots, macaws, waterfowl and birds of prey. Amongst the mammals you will see capybaras, tapirs, sloths, monkeys, anteaters, pumas, jaguars, armadillos, otters and dolphins. In the world of reptiles, there are caimans, turtles and anacondas. The list for insects is staggering, with 2.5 million different types pf insect being found in the Amazon – and that is just the ones that have been discovered.
Yes, we will send you a picture every 3 months showing the section of rainforest you saved. We take this footage every 3 months to monitor the land to make sure there have been no changes. This will give you piece of mind the land being protected.
Project Rainforest buys rainforest Land
There are many rainforest land owners in the world selling their land to the highest bidder. Project Rainforest identifies parcels of land for sale and acquires them.
Transfer of the rainforest into the Project Rainforest Trust
We do this as an extra layer of protection as land can still be vulnerable in private or company ownership alone.
Purchased rainforest listed on www.projectrainforest.com
It is important for us to show you the actual one metre square rainforest plots you are saving. This is not an invisible purchase using donations, this is real and endangered rainforest being saved before your eyes.
Put your footprint on as many square metres as you can
You can buy as many square metre footprints as you like and name them as you wish. You use either your name, a friend’s name, a loved one or even a company - anything you like!
You recieve a certificate of ownership
A certificate with your name, the amount you haved saved plus the coordinates and unique map code will be sent to you for being so amazing! The map code will allow you to view and share your purchased plot locations on social media via this website.
We buy it, we allocate it and then we buy more
Your footprint purchases help us protect the land we own and provides us with the necessary funds to buy more precious rainforest and save it from destruction.
The end result: Saving the rainforest plot by plot
There is no better way to save the rainforest than owning it!