Entries by Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust and Conservation Organizations Announce Major Milestone in Colombia Middle Magdalena Valley

El Silencio Reserve expansion benefits critically endangered species and a beloved U.S.-nesting songbird WARRENTON, VA, Jan. 15, 2021 — Rainforest Trust announced 5,407 acres in the El Silencio Natural Reserve, located in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena Valley, have been secured for conservation. In addition to Rainforest Trust, other partners in the powerful conservation alliance include World […]

Gabriela Fleury, 29, is Recognized on International 2021 “30 Under 30” Science List

Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Partnerships Officer hailed for her work in Namibia Gabriela (Gabi) Fleury, 29, has just been recognized by Forbes annual 30 Under 30 Class of 2021. This year’s list includes 600 individuals from 30 countries. They range from entrepreneurs, activists, athletes to scientists and entertainers. This year marks the 10-year anniversary for the […]

Chubb Charitable Foundation Grants $346,000 to Rainforest Trust

The Chubb Charitable Foundation announced today that it has granted $346,000 to Rainforest Trust in support of our work to expand protection for one of the largest intact rainforest ecosystems in Southeast Asia. The grant is part of a previously announced $500,000 commitment to Rainforest Trust. The Foundation’s new grant will help safeguard an additional […]

Connecting a Vertical Community for Conservation

Many of Rainforest Trust’s projects connect isolated habitat patches to reunite fragmented ecosystems. This connectivity promotes both wildlife population sustainability and landscape-scale conservation. But many projects also unite people from different communities, fostering cooperation and supporting conservation in cities, towns and villages near protected areas. In Nepal, that process of connecting ecosystems and people couldn’t […]

Chubb Charitable Foundation Commits $500,000 to Rainforest Trust

First grant project will expand protected area in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest The Chubb Charitable Foundation today announced a $500,000 commitment to Rainforest Trust, a global conservation organization that purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife and sequestering carbon through partnerships and community engagement. The grant will support Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Action […]

Rainforest Trust Appoints James Deutsch CEO

Mark Gruin named Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Warrenton, VA, April 3, 2020 – Rainforest Trust, a global leader in the protection of tropical ecosystems and endangered wildlife, announced today that James C. Deutsch has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he will build on Rainforest Trust’s 32 years of conservation success and lead […]

Healthy Forests, Healthy Planet

By Angela Yang, Rainforest Trust Chief Conservation Officer – Forests have long served to protect and provide for all of Earth’s species. Trees help buffer climate extremes and natural disasters, absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere, keep our water sources pristine, preserve land cover and topsoil, and provide sources of food and refuge for […]

New Aquatic Nature Reserve Protects Critically Endangered River Dolphins in Borneo

The Irrawaddy Dolphin is technically an oceanic species, living along the coasts of Asia. But the dolphins also live in three river systems — the Mekong, the Irrawaddy and the Mahakam. And these freshwater populations are under greater threat than the oceanic populations. While the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the global Irrawaddy […]