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Rainforest Connection

Rainforest Connection (RFCx)

We leverage mobile technology to protect endangered rainforests

Founded: 2013 by Topher White

Rainforest Connection (RFCx)
  • Program Area

    Environment, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, Hardware, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) is a leader in the development of conservation technology. RFCx transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint illegal deforestation activity at great distance using sound analysis for chainsaws, motors, trucks and machinery.

Funders and Awards

AVINA FUNDACION $30K, PPECF $90K, World Resources Institute $30K, World Land Trust $15K, Goldman Fund $45K, National Geographic $50K