The UN thinks it will cost $30 billion to save the rainforests from illegal deforestation.

Rainforest Connection can do it for $29.9 billion less.

Ending deforestation is our best chance to preserve biodiversity and defend the rights of forest communities. On top of that, it’s one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to curb global warming.
— Greenpeace

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) has a solution that can save rainforests—eliminating one of the biggest sources of total CO2 emissions, directly combating climate change, and stopping irreparable environmental damage. The UN says that stopping global deforestation would cost the world $30 billion annually, but we believe that RFCx' technology, when scaled and put in the hands of local communities, can accomplish the same for less than $100 million. It's been proven in the field and they already have the partnerships to start ramping up today, but, this cannot happen without material investment in the organization and the team.

RFCx needs to raise $2 million to expand deployments into more than a dozen new rainforests in the next two years, protecting 2+ Million hectares of threatened forest. They are looking for funders/allies who can see the impact that this technology can have in setting a new standard of transparency, scalability and engagement in environmental protection, and who are ready to lead the charge in creating this change today. Join them in proving that Silicon Valley is about more than gadgets and lifestyle apps... it's about demonstrating that technology can solve our era's most profound challenges—especially the ones that seem most distant and least possible.



Donate today or join the exclusive RFCx Dryad Society and help us raise $100k from within your own network. Your lifetime benefits include:

  1. Early access to all RFCx digital releases
  2. Protected area named after you in the RFCx apps and data feeds
  3. Digital map of your protected area
  4. Access to a web portal to monitor the forest in real-time

So, what are you waiting for? Help us protect Earth's rainforests today!


About Rainforest Connection

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) is the first and only platform to generate real-time data on deforestation activity in tropical rainforests. RFCx transforms recycled smartphones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can detect and pinpoint signs of environmental destruction activity—such as chainsaws, gunshots and animal distress calls—at great distance. Whereas current detection systems rely on satellites that show rainforest destruction days or weeks too late, RFCx can pinpoint deforestation activity the moment it begins, while simultaneously streaming the data openly and immediately to anyone around the world.

Co-founded by Topher White and Dave Grenell, RFCx is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit

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