Entries by Alex Antram

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 […]

Rainforest Trust Supports Effort to Rescue Snared African Leopard

Tokoloshe should have died within three weeks. That is the lifespan of other African Leopards caught in snares around their abdomen in South Africa’s Soutpansberg Mountains. Although an illegal practice in South Africa, snares are popular in the region, used by landowners to trap bushmeat and eliminate predators. But this apex predator has made it […]