News | February 12, 2018

Rainforest Trust Launches Conservation Circle Program For Corporate Partnerships

International conservation organization Rainforest Trust recently announced the launch of its new corporate partnership program, the Conservation Circle.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) - Rainforest Trust’s new premier business sponsorship program, the Conservation Circle, allows corporations of all sizes to participate in the organization’s mission to purchase and protect threatened tropical habitats to save endangered wildlife through local partnerships and community engagement.

But protecting the rainforest has many other benefits as well. By supporting Rainforest Trust’s efforts to halt the deforestation of tropical forests, corporate partners help significantly reduce carbon emissions responsible for global climate change. Currently, deforestation accounts for up to 15 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions each year, which is nearly equivalent to the annual emissions from the world’s transportation sector. In addition, protecting rainforests supports local communities by providing fresh water and food, as well as other ecosystem services.

The Conservation Circle program offers corporations four levels of sponsorship: Patron, Director, President and Chairman. This provides organizations the opportunity to customize their sponsorship based on their business goals. All sponsorship levels give companies high brand visibility across multiple marketing vehicles, including social media promotion and the use of a Rainforest Trust media kit.

“The Conservation Circle is a great opportunity for corporations to make a real difference globally by helping us to save species, care for communities and protect our planet,” said Rainforest Trust CEO Dr. Paul Salaman. “Our corporate partners, like Endangered Species Chocolate, play a key role in raising awareness about our mission and supporting our conservation programs across the planet.”

Endangered Species Chocolate became a supporter of Rainforest Trust in 2016, but formalized their participation in the Conservation Circle this year at the Chairman Circle level.

“Rainforests are integral to the survival of thousands of endangered species, and we are proud to support Rainforest Trust’s land conservation and sustainability efforts. While Endangered Species Chocolate works toward our goal of giving back $1 million to our partners annually, we're proud to support organizations pursuing vital missions, including Rainforest Trust," said Curt Vander Meer, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate.

About Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust is a leading international conservation organization that has been steadfast in its mission for 30 years to save endangered species through the purchase and protection of imperiled tropical habitats in partnership with local partners and communities. Since its founding in 1988, Rainforest Trust has helped protect 18 million acres of rainforest and other tropical habitats in more than 125 project sites around the world. Presently, Rainforest Trust is working to establish a network of over 190 protected areas toward its goal of strategically protecting 50 million acres by 2020. Rainforest Trust has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and 100 percent of project gifts directly fund vital conservation action. For more information, visit

About Endangered Species Chocolate
Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate is a mission-driven company committed to providing chocolate lovers with premium, natural chocolates that are ethically-traded and sustainably-grown. Adding to the impact of each chocolate bar, Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10 percent of net profits to fund species and habitat conservation. A top-selling brand in the natural food category, Endangered Species Chocolate offers more than 30 products. For more information, visit


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