Every year, rainforest equal in area to half of the state of California is permanently lost, causing the extinction of tens of thousands of species.
The World Rainforest Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1984, dedicated to preserving biodiversity and saving rainforests worldwide. We empower indigenous people to save their rainforest homes by giving grants to worthy, qualified non-profit organizations doing projects of special value to conserve rainforest, and by public education in the United States.
In this time-lapse satellite imagery of the Rodinia region of the Amazon in Brazil, yellow-outlined areas have been successfully protected over time from deforestation by local and indigenous people of the rainforest. Areas outside of the yellow outlines were not protected by local and indigenous people.