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The Rainforest Trust is a non-profit organization that protects imperiled tropical habitats and saves endangered species by establishing protected areas in partnership with local organizations and communities around the globe. Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has safeguarded more than 45 million acres of vital habitat to date.

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is a global union of government and non-governmental organizations that works to conserve the world’s natural resources. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.

The Rainforest Trust and the IUCN have a long-standing partnership. The IUCN provides technical expertise and guidance to the Rainforest Trust, and the Rainforest Trust helps to implement IUCN conservation programs. The two organizations also work together to raise awareness of the importance of rainforest conservation.

Here are some specific examples of how the Rainforest Trust and the IUCN work together:

  • The Rainforest Trust uses the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species to identify and prioritize the most endangered rainforests for protection.
  • The Rainforest Trust works with IUCN member organizations to establish protected areas in rainforests around the world.
  • The Rainforest Trust supports IUCN-led research on rainforest conservation.
  • The Rainforest Trust raises awareness of the importance of rainforest conservation through IUCN publications and events.

The Rainforest Trust and the IUCN are committed to working together to protect rainforests and the species that depend on them. By working together, these two organizations can make a real difference in the fight to save rainforests for future generations.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

  • Rainforest Trust website: https://www.rainforesttrust.org/
  • IUCN website: https://www.iucn.org/
  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/