Deforestation hurts everyone.

Community livelihoods and Indigenous lifeways are at risk, countless species of animals are threatened with extinction, and the rapid decline of forests worldwide is a major contributor to global warming.

We are running out of time, and we need your help.

Our forest protection initiatives are active in Kenya and Indonesia, with more locations coming soon. Using our signature accelerator model, we partner with local NGOs to provide community-centered programs that empower grassroots women leaders with everything they need to create positive change.

This work includes:

  • Planting and conserving mangrove forests
  • Launching forest protection microenterprises
  • Creating alternative livelihood opportunities
  • Outreach efforts to educate communities

Learn how our forest protection initiatives are making an impact.

Through access to resources and tools, women forest protectors are planting trees and conserving forests around the world.


acres of forest protected in Sumatra


people in local communities now generating forest-safe income


Indigenous peoples whose forest lifeways are protected


pounds of carbon sequestered in Kenya

This year, we’re proud to partner with Trees for Jane, inspired by Jane Goodall and launched on September 21, 2021.

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We’ve been selected as a forest protection partner by Trees for Jane. This campaign, founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and Jeff Horowitz is shining a light on our forest protection initiatives in Kenya, Indonesia and beyond. We are honored and grateful for the additional resources and visibility needed to help us stop deforestation.

Learn more about how you can amplify the Trees for Jane campaign at

Protecting our forests means protecting our future.

Support this work with a one-time donation today. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of your gift goes directly to our forest protection initiatives.

WEA is fiscally sponsored by Earth Island Institute (EII), a 501(c)(3) organization. EII has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator - America's largest independent evaluator of non-profit organizations - for our efficient use of funds.