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Our forests can protect us, if we protect them. Donate today to protect endangered forests and to support the communities that depend upon them.

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Together with dedicated landowners, we have conserved more than 1,000 acres of forest in the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

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What We Do

Enabling communities and forests to thrive together

Founded in rural New Brunswick in 2008, Community Forests International believes that the most important climate solutions can be found wherever people live and work closely with forests. Whether in Canada or abroad, we know that fostering strong relationships between people and forests is critical to ensuring a climate-secure future. While the regions we work in are home to altogether different ecosystems and a host of different challenges, our solutions always benefit both forests and the people directly connected to them.


Community Forests International created one of Canada’s first forest carbon offset projects to finance conservation of the endangered Acadian forest and the organization continues to lead the development of adaptation strategies that preserve forest health as the climate changes. We now help family forest owners access these same resources and opportunities, and together we are striving to protect and restore the Acadian forest as one of Canada’s greatest carbon storehouses.

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A woman looks at the trailhead sign for a forest hike.


2.5 million trees and counting. Halfway around the planet on the Zanzibar islands, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world, we have worked for more than a decade to advance ecosystem-based adaptation, build economic prosperity, and improve gender equality through a locally-led and integrated approach.

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Two young women plant tree seedlings on degraded land on Pemba Island.

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Support solutions that always benefit both forests and the people directly connected to them.

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Our Impact

For over 10 years we have been empowering rural communities to thrive with forests. Check out some of our impact to date:

  • 58K

    Direct Beneficiaries

    Co-creating solutions for people and the planet.

  • 2,700

    Acres Protected

    Protecting endangered forests by holding them in trust.

  • 3.2mil

    Trees Planted

    Planting back lost forests for future generations.

  • 375

    Acres of Agroforest

    Supporting climate-smart innovation.