© Michael YamashitaNational sustainable development program

We are using innovative science and technology to identify areas that are the most important to protect, based on how well they will safeguard threatened wildlife, like Asian elephants as well as critical resources for people.

© Michael YamashitaResponsible Asia Forest and Trade (RAFT)

TNC has pioneered the Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade (RAFT) program alongside international and local partner organizations, to reduce tropical deforestation and strengthen communities’ roles in decision making about the management of lands and resources. Our goal is to ensure that 20 million hectares of Myanmar’s forest in the upper Irrawaddy are effectively managed by 2030.