Entries by Lauren Colegrove

Camera Traps Provide Insight into Spectacled Bear Populations in Ecuador

Conservationists and researchers working with Rainforest Trust’s partner Fundación Jocotoco installed 20 camera traps in the Antisanilla, Yanancocha and Tapichalaca Reserves in Ecuador as part of a Spectacled Bear study to document the species’ population. Sponsored by Rainforest Trust, this study aims to create a targeted monitoring system that will enable the partner to estimate […]

New Bird Species Named for E.O. Wilson, “Father of Biodiversity” and Rainforest Trust Board Member

The world-renowned biologist Dr. E.O. Wilson received the honor of having a new species of antbird named after him in recognition of his lifetime contribution to scientific discovery and conservation. Dr. Wilson is a myrmecologist, an entomologist who studies ants, and is known as the “father of biodiversity” for being the first scientist to publish […]

Strategic Land Purchases Establish New Cerro Amay-Chimel Cloud Forest Preserve

Throughout 2017, Rainforest Trust has helped its local partner Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO) purchase six properties totaling 995 acres to establish the Cerro Amay-Chimel Cloud Forest Preserve in Guatemala. Together, Rainforest Trust and FUNDAECO are strategically purchasing properties that can connect the entire network for a corridor of protection. The Cerro […]

Private Land Purchase Expands Protection for Endemic Bolson Tortoises

Rainforest Trust and partners Habio, A.C. and the Turtle Conservancy have purchased the 43,243-acre privately-owned Rancho San Ignacio to establish the Mexican Bolson Tortoise Preserve, a key site that falls within the globally recognized Mapimi Biosphere Reserve. Its flat desert floor is punctuated by a series of small mountains and hosts a globally important Bolson […]

Partner Q&A with Centre for Sustainability-Philippines

Rainforest Trust worked with Centre for Sustainability-Philippines (CS-PH) to create Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat in Palawan, which is the largest critical habitat designated in the Philippines. Jessa Belle Garibay (Project Manager) and Karina May Reyes-Antonio (Project Coordinator) share their thoughts on protecting this forested site that harbors some of the country’s most endangered wildlife. 1. […]

Supporter Spotlight: Kyle Hughes

11 year old conservationist saves over 2,500 acres! A supporter of Rainforest Trust since he was eight, Kyle Hughes has been passionate about animals and nature from a young age. Recently, Kyle took an interest in charity, which began one Christmas when his grandfather bought him a goat to donate to an African family in […]

International Conservation Cohort Joins National Tree Planting Event in Panama

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela alongside the Minister of the Environment Emilio Sempris commenced the 3rd annual national tree planting event held at Cerro Galera, Nuevo Arraijan in Panama on June 24. Thousands of volunteers and a variety of conservation groups including Rainforest Trust staff and local partner Asociación Adopta el Bosque Panamá (ADOPTA) joined […]

Land Purchase Protects Rare Magnolias in the Colombian Andes

The expansion of Selva de Ventanas Natural Reserve safeguards vital habitat in the biodiverse Andes for Critically Endangered and Endangered plant species. Rainforest Trust and local partner Salvamontes Corporation worked to expand Selva de Ventanas Natural Reserve by 120 acres this June, strategically linking a vital biological corridor in Colombia’s Antioquia district. The purchase and […]