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Colombia’s El Paujil Reserve Expanded

Header photo courtesy of Fundación ProAves. Central Colombia’s Magdalena Valley is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Centered around the 700-mile Magdalena River, this lowland rainforest is a biological melting pot with flora and fauna from both the Amazon and the Chocó. But the valley also has astounding levels of endemism, a result […]


Richard Olwa

Mr. Richard Olwa is a Research Scientist for the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NAFIRRI) of Uganda. Mr. Olwa is an aquatic biodiversity and environmental expert. Over the past 10 years, Richard has acquired extensive skills and knowledge of biodiversity conservation techniques including research design, data collection, management of project personnel, resources, coordination, and planning […]


Jacob Adong

Jacob Adong use to be a hunter and trapper. He started hunting at the age of 18, going to the bush with dogs, trapping, chasing and killing animals like cane rats, porcupines, and many others. In December 1993, he later started using guns to hunt larger animals like monkeys, duiker and bush pigs. Little did […]


Solomon Tayim

Tankoh Solomon Tayim was born in the Besali village adjacent to the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. He dropped out from secondary school when his father died. As the first male child in his family, it was his responsibility to take care of and support his mother and siblings. It was from this situation that he […]


Conservation Basics: Saving Frogs at the Deli

Sometimes I find myself telling people I encounter only every once in a while — like cab drivers, friend’s friends, the guy at the deli counter — what I do for a living. “I work on protecting threatened wildlife in the tropics, like in rainforests,” I say. “So what kind of animals are we talkin’ […]


International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate four women who serve as Rainforest Trust Conservation Guardians. Our Guardians are the reserve guards and rangers on the front lines of conservation monitoring. They work to safeguard biodiversity in protected areas through maintenance, patrols and community education. These women share their work with you, in their own words. […]