A non-profit organization founded in 1985 working to protect tropical
rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those
forests. A great visual site with lots of information and graphics.
If you'd like to avoid the slow-loading graphics, access the information
through the Rainforest
Action Network Gopher.
The Association Promoting Education and Conservation of the Amazon is
a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Peruvian
Amazon rain forest, its native peoples and their cultures. Founded in
1993, APECA began as a floating health clinic, delivering medical services
to the remote Amazon river villages of Loreto, Peru. Since then, APECA
has established programs in health education, nutrition, sanitation
and natural medicine.
Assists recently contacted, isolated indigenous groups of the Amazon
Basin during their first years of contact with the outside world. Presently,
Cabeceras Aid Project is focusing its activities on the indigenous groups
of southeastern Peru. The greatest threats to the survival of these
groups are introduced disease and economic exploitation by outside forces.
By providing basic yet life-saving medical care, simple yet effective
health education and focused political advocacy, Cabeceras Aid Project
hopes to help maintain both the physical and cultural survival of these
Works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon
Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights
in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil & gas pipelines,
power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.
The Rainforest Alliance
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation
of tropical forests which has a great informative website on rainforests
A nonprofit organization using science, economics, policy, and community
involvement to promote biodiversity conservation in rainforests and
other endangered ecosystems worldwide.
A non-profit organization founded in 1972 to defend the human rights
and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities.
Trees for the Future A non-profit, people-to-people, action program initiating environmental
projects around the world.
Non profit website to download a monthly packet of customized letters
from you to elected representatives, government officials, corporate
leaders, and other influential people regarding crucial issues affecting
our planet including rainforests. All you have to do is print, read
and sign the letters, address and stamp envelopes, and mail them!
CEIBA A 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote the conservation
of ecosystem integrity and biodiversity in the American tropics. We
currently are working to establish a locally-run orchid reserve in Ecuador
and offer tropical ecology field courses to U.S. college students.
Full Text Searches of Reviewed Environmental Internet Content. There
are indexed databases for rainforests, temperate forests, general forest
conservation, biodiversity and other environmental topics.
A global network of citizens' groups of North and South involved in
efforts to defend the world's rainforests against the forces that destroy
them. It works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples
and supports their efforts to defend the forests from commercial logging,
dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and settlement
and other projects that threaten them.
The official website for actor and evironmentalist, Ed Begley Jr. His
website is a well organized environmental resource center for the World
A volunteer, non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and preserving
rainforests. A great informational website.
The Coalition for Amazonian Peoples and Their Environment
An initiative born out of the alliance between indigenous and traditional
peoples of the Amazon and groups and individuals who share their concerns
for the future of the Amazon and its peoples. The eighty non-governmental
organizations from the North and the South active in the Coalition believe
that the future of the Amazon depends on its indigenous and traditional
peoples and the state of their environment.
Workshop Home Page
A Rainforest education site with resources for teachers and students
which includes Rainforest lesson plans. Developed by Virginia Reid and
the 7th grade students at Marshall Middle School, in Olympia, Washington.
Tropical Rainforest in Suriname
A virtual tour through the rainforest in Suriname (SA). Read about plants,
animals, Indians and Maroons. Click on the links to look at the photos
and listen to the sounds
of the Rainforest
A great website with factual data and pictures about the animals of
the rainforest from the 6th grade students at Midlakes Middle School
in Clifton Springs, New York. Tomorrow's scientists working hard today
- Excellent job!.
The online environmental community for young people by young people.
A great inspiration and guide to what you can do to get involved!
news and research
Conservation Archives & Portal
Another incredible site working to protect Forests, Biodiversity and
Indigenous Cultures which provides many ways to support local conservation
efforts in forests around the world with over 10,000 forest conservation
documents from Forests.org, Inc.
Worldwide Rainforest/Forest Conservation Archives
An incredible amount of information on conservation and preservation
of the world's rainforest. Access news articles form around the world
on what's happening in the Rainforests. Search their databases by regions
in the world ro conservation, preservation and destruction of the world's
For World Indigenous Studies
A research and education non-profit organization dedicated to wider
understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous
Displays information on the current research activities of the Tropenbos
Foundation at its permanent research sites in the rainforests of Cameroon,
Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Guyana and Kalimantan, Indonesia. Additionally
other useful scientific information is given (among others the list
of publications of the Tropenbos Foundation).
The ETFRN website
Gives general information on ETFRN, and contains a calender of meetings
in the field of tropical forest research. It also links through to the
ETFRN National Nodes, other organizations and databases relevant for
tropical forest research. ETFRN aims to provide a European local point
to contribute to the improvement of information exchange in tropical
forest research activities at the international level.
A non-profit organization and grassroots online community that unites
hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions
of people in over 130 countries focusing on evironmental issues.
The World Conservation Monitoring Centre
provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of
the world's living resources, and helps others to develop information
systems of their own.
TROPICOS Searchable database of the Missouri Botanical Garden's tropical
Botanic Gardens, Kew
Home Page with a great deal of information on the research and documentation
on Rainforest plants cataloged by the Royal Botanic Gardens
The People and Plants Initiative
Created by WWF International, UNESCO and the Royal Botanic Gardens in
1992 to carry out applied research projects, community workshops, exchanges
and training courses with young ethnobotanists from developing countries
who are interested in conservation and community development.
Has the objective of enumerating all known species of plants, animals,
fungi and microbes on Earth as the baseline dataset for studies of global
biodiversity. Users worldwide can verify the scientific name, status
and classification of any known species via the Species Locator on this
Specializes in natural history tours to the Peruvian Amazon. Co-founders
Steve Timme and Jim Castner combine their tropical expertise with other
faculty leaders and native Peruvian guides to present a comprehensive
program. Their website has a photo gallery of rainforest pictures, plants,
Rainforest Medical Foundation (RMF)
was established in 1991 by a group of physicians in the Netherlands,
who realized that the loss of the rainforest is also an enormous loss
of resources for both western and non-western medicine. RMF inventories
rainforest medicinal plants, develops and promotes rainforest medicines
which stimulates further development, and sees to it that the local
population also benefits. Good website with an annual report that gives
some good information and published papers.
Provides links to a wide range of horticultural datbases on the net.
Plantas do Nordeste
Plantas do Nordeste (PNE) is an Anglo-Brazilian collaborative, interdisciplinary
research and information dissemination programme that has been running
since 1992 in the semi-arid Northeastern region of Brazil. The programme
aims to promote the sustainable use of the plants of the region for
the benefit of local communities. It's guiding theme is "local plants
for local people".
A collective project of many people, embraces ancient teachings and
modern technology and provide a cyber-community for Earth's indigenous
SFMP (Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management Systems in East Kalimantan)
A bilateral project between the Indonesian and German Government located
in Jakarta and Samarinda, East Kalimantan. SFMP assists Indonesia since
1994 in developing and implementing Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).
This includes the use of improved practices of timber production from
natural forests, as well as producing social and economic benefits for
local people and maintaining biodiversity of the valuable tropical rain