Rainforest Partnership: from global conversations to on-the-ground projects

June 8, 2022

The time is NOW. From Ecuador to Davos, from on-the ground projects to global conversations, Rainforest Partnership is leading initiatives to drive the long-term protection of our tropical rainforests and end deforestation by 2030. Let’s take the journey together!

Bringing rainforests to the global stage

This spring, CEO Niyanta Spelman spoke on behalf of the forests at SXSW in Austin, EarthX in Dallas, DLD 2022 in Munich and several events adjacent to the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Locally and globally, thanks to the generosity of those who invited and welcomed her, she conveyed the urgency of rainforest conservation in these important global conversations.

Watch her interview with Hub Culture »

Rainforest Partnership on the ground in Ecuador

In early May, Rainforest Partnership CEO Niyanta Spelman met Ecuador projects team members Raina Chinitz, Senaida Cerda, and Giovanni Siquihua in Ecuador to visit five Kichwa communities on the frontlines of forest protection and conservation to strengthen our close partnerships with women-led initiatives in each community.

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Register now for World Rainforest Day!

Join us for World Rainforest Day June 22! Join 40+ organizations to explore conservation solutions from every angle, including finance, storytelling, youth action, community engagement, innovation, and more. Pick and choose from a full day of virtual events and networking opportunities. Founded by Rainforest Partnership, the Summit is free to attend and open to everyone; see the full schedule here.

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Announcing Films for the Forest winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Films for the Forest competition! From the Borneo archipelago to Colombia, from the Brazilian Amazon to Guatemala and beyond, these rich short films tell the stories of the forests. This year’s 100-minute global livestream will premiere on World Rainforest Day, June 22, with three online screenings across different time zones.

Learn more about this year’s winners »Register for a free screening »

Films for the Forest on Social Media:

Forests in the news...

“We’ve known for a long time that forests provide the best water quality among all land uses, and we’ve known for a long time that forests are really important for providing water supply.”

Warming Trends: Forests Are the Best Big-City Water Filters, Inside Climate News

“If left unchecked—climate change could cost the global economy $178 trillion over the next 50 years, or a 7.6% cut to global gross domestic product (GDP) in the year 2070 alone.”

Deloitte: Inaction on Climate Change Could Cost World Economy $178 Trillion by 2070, Environmental Leader

“Restoring native forest in cities does indeed bring back native birds – even those absent for generations – and the older the forest, the more species it can support.”

Urban forests create birdlife boom in New Zealand’s cities, The Guardian

"Land restoration and protection should be made an immediate priority in order to mitigate further desertification and protect against extreme drought. Failure to do so will worsen climate change and its effects on humans and biodiversity loss."

Land Restoration is a Must to Mitigate Global Desertification and Drought, Triple Pundit

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Rainforest Partnership conserves and restores tropical rainforests by working with communities to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.

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Angélica Camargo Flórez
Communications Coordinator
Rainforest Partnership