Entries by Alex Antram

New Nature Reserve to Protect Globally Unique Forest in Tanzania

Rainforest Trust has helped establish the Magombera Nature Reserve, a 6,463-acre protected area preserving a globally unique forest ecosystem in East Africa. To create this new reserve, Rainforest Trust teamed up with a consortium of stakeholders that includes a theme park, a foundation, two other conservation organizations, four African villages, two universities, and the Government […]

Establishment of Galápagos Nature Reserve

Rainforest Trust and Fundación Jocotoco worked jointly to purchase a 250-acre property of threatened humid forest in the highlands of San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos. The Galápagos archipelago has an extraordinary concentration of endemic wildlife, and is recognized as an international conservation priority without equal. The property now secured for protection contains key breeding habitat for […]

New Protected Area Designated to Safeguard Endangered Bats and Rats

The Municipality of Tubajon in the Philippines just announced the designation of a new protected area on Dinagat Island, one of the country’s smaller islands off the north coast of Mindanao. The Tubajon Bat Sanctuary is approximately 3,500 acres and secures habitat for numerous threatened and endemic species such as the Dinagat Bushy-tailed Cloud Rat, […]

2018 Regional Overview: Africa

Rainforest Trust knows the best way to make conservation projects a success is by involving the most important stakeholders — local communities. We embraced this tenet in Africa this year, where we protected a total of 869,812 acres through the support of community members living and working closest to the rainforest in 18 different countries. […]

2018 Regional Overview: Asia and the Pacific

Rainforest Trust purchased and protected 74,206 acres in Asia and the Pacific this year, including a variety of unique habitats! Some of these acres were home to small, endemic species found nowhere else in the world. On Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, Rainforest Trust added 72 acres to a now 47,328-acre protected network of coastal habitat. This […]

First Species from Rainforest Trust Auction Named to Fight Climate Change

The first species from Rainforest Trust’s Species Legacy Auction on December 8 has been named, to widespread news!   Screenshot of winning bidder’s announcement. Credit: EnviroBuild.   The sustainable building materials company EnviroBuild based in the UK purchased the naming rights to a caecilian in our historic Species Legacy Auction on December 8. Researchers discovered […]

Curt Vander Meer Receives Conservation Leader Award from Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust honored Curt Vander Meer with an award recognizing his leadership in conservation on December 8th as part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration and Species Legacy Auction. The award was given to celebrate his vision and commitment to global conservation. Vander Meer accepting his award from Rainforest Trust CEO Paul Salaman, pictured with Lisa […]

Species of Ant Discovered in Rainforest Trust Reserve Described First by New Technology

Scientists across the world have a new way to examine insects in three dimensions without the need for a physical specimen. Researchers in Germany have created the DISC3D, a new device that combines automated digitization, extended depth of field and multi-view imaging to produce hundreds of sharp images from insects, allowing to generate detailed 3D-models […]