Donate your old phone

Turn your old smartphone into a rainforest protection tool!

Have you recently upgraded your Android smartphone? Is your old phone still working but just gathering dust in a drawer? That phone could help indigenous peoples and local communities defend their lands, report illegal logging and condemn human rights abuses.  Global deforestation is gathering pace across the tropical forest belt and putting these communities’ livelihoods and rights under threat. But all around the world communities are starting to fight back. Your phone could:

  • Enable indigenous observers in Peru to stop illegal gold miners on their lands, helping them keep their sacred forest standing.
  • Allow Cameroonian communities to fight back against companies that are illegally logging.
  • Ensure that Ghanaian communities receive the compensation that forestry companies owe them by law.


We ask that you kindly unlock and factory reset your phone, and we'll make sure they get to the front line where they’re needed most.

Our target is to collect at least 100 smartphones to provide to environmental human rights defenders in the DRC, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ghana and Peru!

Please help make it possible by sending your phone to:

Rainforest Foundation Phones Appeal
2-4 The Atelier,
17 Crouch Hill,
N4 4AP
United Kingdom

You can also drop off your phone at the same address at any time on Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.


We're looking for phones that:

  • Are in good working order. Scratches are fine, but we can't use phones with broken screens or charging ports
  • Can support the Android 5.5 operating system onwards. Unfortunately we can’t accept Apple phones
  • Have a charging cable
  • Are able to access the internet

About ForestLink: 

Innovative, practical, and low-cost, Rainforest Foundation UK’s ForestLink technology connects communities and law enforcement to monitor tropical forests in real-time: reducing deforestation, protecting human rights, and putting power back in the hands of those who call the forest home. Read more about how ForestLink is being used to protect rainforests at

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