Entries by Ethan Freedman

Rainforest Trust Hosts Inaugural Meeting of IUCN United States National Committee

This June, Rainforest Trust hosted the inaugural meeting of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) United States National Committee. The conference took place at the Airlie Conference Center across the street from Rainforest Trust’s headquarters in Northern Virginia. Attendees included scientists, communicators, policymakers and experts from conservation and environmental organizations across the U.S. […]

Supporter Spotlight: David Gallant and Arjun Venkatesh

Two bright middle school students, David Gallant, 11, and Arjun Venkatesh, 12, are going above and beyond to help protect vital rainforest habitat in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After their teacher, Mr. Pepe, assigned them an independent research project to identify a global issue and find a way to solve it, David and […]

Community Ecoguards Help Secure a Proposed Wildlife Sanctuary in Cameroon

The Lebialem Highlands region of southwest Cameroon is home to diverse endemic and threatened species. To protect this vital habitat, Rainforest Trust is supporting the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) to create the 34,794-acre Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary for endangered wildlife such as the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, the Drill, the African Forest Elephant and the Goliath […]

Rainforest Trust Hosts Partner Retreat

Many of Rainforest Trust’s partners participated in a week-long retreat at Rainforest Trust’s headquarters in Virginia. In May, Rainforest Trust welcomed 15 representatives from our local partner organizations to our headquarters in Virginia for a partner retreat week. The attendees hailed from 13 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Together, they represented projects protecting […]

A Man, A Snake, A Flower

Rainforest Trust’s partner has the unique distinction of having not one, but two species named in his honor in the span of a few months. Last year, Guido Berguido, a Rainforest Trust partner and the founder of ADOPTA (Asociación Adopta el Bosque Panamá), became the namesake of the Chucanti Centipede Snake, Tantilla berguidoi. The snake […]