Sustaining the Indigenous People

RainTrust has emerged as an effective sustainable conservation organization. Recognizing the critical links between the well being of the people and biodiversity conservation, we began implementing our conservation-based rationale for integrating RainTrust Eco- Nomics into programs specifically designed to increase community participation for the benefit of conservation in the long term.

A Comprehensive Rescue Plan

RainTrust has created a comprehensive rescue plan that directly addresses the environmental crisis  We understand that is it the people that live in the forest that must be saved first. They are the keepers of the trees and the mangrove forests

We have identified and created market-driven economic opportunities that sustain permanent ecological stabilization and generate new job growth and revenue streams throughout the critically imperiled tropical rainforest regions of the world.

Self Sustaining Profitable Funds

Unlike typical (and often ambiguous) government-funded or international NGO conservation projects, RainTrust’s “Eco-nomic” model is designed to create self-sustaining funding and profitable investment vehicles dedicated to land conservation and workforce development through environmentally sustainable uses of the rainforest.

The RainTrust “Eco-nomic” model is designed to significantly multiply the positive economic and environmental impact of every product and service it develops and sells. By investing and reinvesting the proceeds in sustainable rainforest enterprises, RainTrust will create a ripple effect that will have long-lasting implications for the future of the rainforest and the ecological health of the planet.

RainTrust provides an ECO-nomic return to the owners of rainforest lands by valuing the asset far higher than achievable through deforestation practices currently destroying our planet.

Were there an easier available place to find new oil than a mile beneath the sea, they’d be drilling there. The accident in the Gulf of Mexico is minor compared with what is happening and yet invisible to the air we breathe.

‘Climate Change’

Carbon dioxide, resulting from the oxidation of carbon, is released in an exothermic reaction. The reaction releases energy we use beneficially, however the combustion reaction also spews out carbon dioxide to increment levels beyond those experienced on Earth in the prior millions of years.  As recently as the start of the Industrial Revolution the concentration was only 275 parts per million (ppm); now it’s 390 ppm. Experts comment that unless we are able to rapidly return to below 350 ppm this century, we risk reaching tipping points and irreversible impacts such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and major methane releases from increased permafrost melt. Methane is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a climate change impacting gas.

A chorus of Climate Scientists is now saying:

* If we continue with business as usual, we are facing a rise in global temperatures that will be little short of apocalyptic.

* Assuming we continue business as usual, average temperatures will be about 9 degrees Fahrenheit higher in 2100 than they were in 2000

* The last time the earth experienced warming at anything like the pace we now experience was about 55 million years ago. That increase was associated with mass extinctions.

“Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants.” – Stewart Udall

RainTrust intervenes by investing and reinvesting revenues in sustainable rainforest enterprises to create a ripple effect with long-lasting implications for the future of the rainforest, associated eco-systems and the ecological health of the planet.

The RainTrust “Ripple Effect

 

* Preserve rainforest
* Commence relevant reforestation
* Undertake economically and environmentally sustainable renewable green energy projects on degraded land
* Sustain permanent ecological stabilization
* Generate new job growth and revenue streams in the critically imperiled tropical rainforest regions.

Unlike typical (and often ambiguous) government-funded or international NGO conservation projects, RainTrust’s “Eco-Nomic” model is designed for economic returns to deliver a “ripple effect” and facilitating self-sustaining funding projects dedicated to land conservation and workforce development through environmentally sustainable uses of the rainforest.

RainTrust Eco-Nomic Model:

The “RainTrust “Eco-Nomic” model is designed to significantly multiply the positive economic and environmental impact of every product and service it develops, produces and sells. By investing and reinvesting the proceeds in sustainable rainforest enterprises, RainTrust has created a ripple effect that has long-lasting implications for the future of the people and the health of the planet.

RainTrust provides an ECO-Nomic return to the community groups and or private land owners and the government in some cases ng revenue streams justifying asset valuations far in excess of those achievable through short term deforestation practices currently adding to decimation of our planet.

Recognition of RainTrust as an innovative and valid sustainable conservation organization has  been core to RainTrust being able to scale operations. Several governments and NGOS are joining RainTrust in its conservation model with the likelihood of inclusion of lands from Mexico and Papua New Guinea. Other initiatives will see millions of hectares more land signed into protection under the terms of RainTrust’s proprietary Conservation Agreement.

Individual and corporate sponsors will receive a RainTrust Land Preservation Certificate that includes actual GPS coordinates of the specific designated “Reserve”. The certificate represents a legal conservation agreement committing the landowner to adhere to strict international guidelines while providing stakeholders including indigenous people and local government an ability to monetize their unvalued land assets through the RainTrust model.

The RainTrust Conservation Agreement is written to accommodate under local law and is in accordance with internationally accepted standards of conservation, preservation, and responsible land use. RainTrust always complies with FSC certification standards.

RainTrust Private Reserve sponsors are provided with the unique GPS coordinates enabling them to track, monitor and participate in their sponsored land in many ways. It is even possible for them to add data to the many layers of information already populating the data base and available to grid coordinates. Management, or marketing information sought by Private Reserve sponsors, can be provided by RainTrust; for example this could include; animal species or plant life which can easily be loaded to the data base and displayed for selected groups. Even personal messages, music and photos can be uploaded and left for others to see and hear.

The RainTrust Conservation Agreement is a “win-win” breakthrough for private landowners, governments, corporations, countries and local indigenous peoples. The agreement provides all management and stewardship of their Private Reserve for sustainable management.

Investing and Reinvesting Revenues in Sustainable Rainforest Enterprises:

By investing and reinvesting revenues in sustainable rainforest enterprises, RainTrust creates a ripple effect that will have long-lasting implications for the future of the rainforest, the economic growth of its peoples and the ecological health of the planet.

The component that propels RainTrust to emerge as an innovative sustainable conservation organization is the scale of the projects. To date, several governments and NGOS are joining RainTrust in its conservation model with the impending inclusion of lands from Mexico and Papua New Guinea, millions of hectares more will be signed into protection under the terms of RainTrust’s proprietary Conservation Agreement. Individual and corporate sponsors will receive a RainTrust Land Preservation Certificate that includes actual GPS coordinates of the specific designated “Reserve”. The certificate represents a legal conservation agreement that commits the landowner to adhere to strict international guidelines while providing themselves and their community and local government an ability to monetize their unvalued land assets via numerous sustainable methodologies. The RainTrust Conservation Agreement is written under local law and is accordance with internationally accepted standards of conservation, preservation, and responsible land use. Raintrust complies with FSC certification standards.

RainTrust Private Reserve sponsors are provided with the unique GPS coordinates so that they can track, monitor and participate in their sponsored land in numerous ways like adding data to the many layers of information which populates the grid coordinates. Information on animal species and plant life can easily be loaded to the data base and displayed to visitors. Even personal messages, music and photos can be uploaded and left for others to see and hear.

The RainTrust Conservation Agreement is a “win-win” breakthrough for private landowners, governments, corporations. and local peoples. The agreement provides full or co-stewardship of their land for sustainable management and requires that the landowner will not cause or allow any additional deforestation in exchange for RainTrust providing an “eco-nomic” negotiated return from net profit sales of specific extractive reserves inherent on their property.