About Us

The Rainforest Alliance launched the Eco-Index® in 2001 to provide the conservation community with a quickly and easily accessible vehicle to share project data and reports, lessons learned, and best practices in a succinct and consistent format. To best serve our audience, the entire site is available in English and Spanish, and profiles of projects based in Brazil are in Portuguese. Please visit the Project Search page to find projects that interest you.

Each profile posted on the Eco-Index is submitted and updated each year by project directors. Before any information is posted on the site, it is carefully edited and translated by our staff of conservation professionals to ensure that we are providing information that is as useful as possible.

Since its launch in February 2001, the Eco-Index has added more than 1,250 profiles of projects conducted by more than 900 organizations, government agencies, and research institutions.

The Eco-Index Team

  • Editorial committee: Melissa Normann, Nuria Bolaños and Yessenia Soto
  • Translations: Lucinda Taft, Leticia Saenz, and Laurianne Besse Streit
  • Website Design: Danielle Cranmer