Conserve African Rainforests
With only 30% of ancient trees left in the Eastern Arc and Coastal Forests of East Africa, your gift can help protect African Rainforest and preserve existing biodiversity. You will also help mitigate climate change by offsetting your carbon footprint. With over 20 years experience in preventing Tropical deforestation, African Rainforest Conservancy-supported villages are now custodians of the forests and have saved over 5,000 sq. km of this rapidly disappearing rainforest.
Conservation International has named the rainforests of the Eastern Arc Mountains to its list of top 20 Biodiversity HotSpots – these forests are home to 114 vertebrate species found nowhere else on Earth, as well as 1,500 unique tree and plant species – many of them medicinal herbs that have the potential to fight AIDS, cancer, and trachoma. The Eastern Arc Mountains are also home to over 1.5 million people that depend on the rainforest for survival.
The African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) believes that by empowering people on the ground, conservation of the Eastern Arc rainforests is possible. Working alongside its field partner, the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG), ARC supports grassroots conservation and development projects in 140 villages in eight mountain and coastal regions throughout Tanzania that are working together to protect 250,000 acres of forest.
About African Rainforest Conservancy
Partner since January, 2009
ARC promotes the conservation and restoration of African rainforests - among the oldest and most biodiverse in the world - by empowering local men, women, and children, to preserve their natural heritage for all present and future generations. Since 1990, the African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) has been at the vanguard of grass roots conservation - protecting the trees still standing in one of the most important bio-diverse habitats in the world. ARC supported villages have also planted over 8 million trees (over 100,000 trees each month) to restore these irreplaceable forests and supply themselves with fuel wood and timber.