Rainforests of the World
Wild and wondrous, rainforests extend from as far as Alaska and Canada to Latin America, Asia and Africa. They nurture thousands of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth and provide life's essentials such as our medicines, food and water.
The Nature Conservancy is working around the world in places like Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula to protect rainforests, engaging local and indigenous communities in creative solutions that balance the needs of people with nature.
Besides providing food, water and air to the rest of the world, rainforests offer critical habitat for many of the Earth's most interesting and rare plants and animals. And temperate and tropical rainforests play a key role in climate change, helping to regulate the Earth's temperature and weather patterns.
Latest News & Features
Explore the Osa Peninsula, where the jungle meets the sea.
Over the last 40 years, one-fifth of the Amazon has been cut down.
The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest coastal temperate rainforest on Earth.
Explore the magic of the rainforest with our photo slideshow.
Journey deep into the Great Bear Rainforest in this audio slideshow.
Capturing DNA samples from Grizzly Bears along the Koeye River in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.
The discovery of a previously unknown population of wild orangutans here in East Kalimantan has provided new hope and a catalyst for conservation efforts.