Entries by Rainforest Trust

New Nature Reserve Completes Massive Protected Area Complex in the Congo

Kabobo Natural Reserve, which was created today thanks to Rainforest Trust’s local partner, donors and other supporters, protects 364,975 acres of vital wildlife habitat in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On December 21, Kabobo Natural Reserve was established in the southern section of the Misotshi-Kaboga massif, an area in southeastern DRC that is […]

Communities Convene to Celebrate Congolese Conservation

Major breakthrough in securing urgently needed rainforest protection for Central African wildlife commended at celebratory event. [crb_slider][crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2Lomami_party_Lukuru.jpg” credits=”A guest reviews information about the new national park during the celebration. Photo by Lukuru Foundation.” title=”” text=””][/crb_slider] Rainforest Trust’s partner Lukuru Foundation recently hosted an event to celebrate the newly established Lomami National Park in the […]

New Refuge for the Critically Endangered Brown-headed Spider Monkey

A recently established core protected area in Ecuador’s northwestern region of Tesoro Escondido safeguards one of the largest remaining populations of the Critically Endangered Brown-headed Spider Monkey and provides a haven for Great Green Macaws, Jaguars and other threatened species. [crb_slider][crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Spider_monkey_Hans_de_Bisschop.jpg” credits=”Brown-headed Spider Monkey. Photo by Hans de Bisschop/ Flickr.” title=”” text=””][/crb_slider] The Tesoro […]

Supporter Spotlight: Dr. Brittany Goldberg

An enthusiastic environmentalist makes a commendable commitment to conservation. [crb_slider][crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/goldberg_slide.jpg” credits=”Rainforest Trust supporter Dr. Brittany Goldberg enjoys spending her free time in nature. Photo courtesy of Dr. Brittany Goldberg.” title=”” text=””][/crb_slider] An environmentalist at heart and keenly aware of her relationship with the world around her, Rainforest Trust supporter Dr. Brittany Goldberg drives a […]

Monitoring Wildlife: Eyes on the Ground and in the Sky

Visual technology advances in the conservation field allow researchers to gather information about rare and enigmatic species that were previously inaccessible. These images provide conservationists with invaluable data on the state of these species and the habitats on which they depend for their survival. [crb_slider][crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/camera_CIFOR.jpg” credits=”Camera traps stationed in the field highlight astonishing biodiversity […]

Historic Rainforest Protection for Endangered Wildlife and Indigenous People in the Philippines

The Cleopatra’s Needle Forest Reserve in Palawan, the largest critical habitat created in the Philippines, safeguards endemic, threatened species such as the Philippine Pangolin, Palawan Bearcat and Palawan Horned Frog, and also protects the forest-dwelling Batak people. [crb_slider] [crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/palawan-horned-frog-robin-moore.png” credits=”Palawan Horned Frog. Photo by Robin Moore.” title=”” text=””] [crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/philippine-pangolin-sabine-schoppe.jpg” credits=”Philippine Pangolin. Photo by […]

Supporter Spotlight: Rainforest Sunglasses

Promoting a culture of environmental sustainability among travelers and adventurers while saving the rainforest. Rainforest Sunglasses is an eco-friendly company that invests a portion of its profits from its handcrafted eyewear into conservation. It came into existence as an escape from the grind of everyday life. Patrick Atallah, the company’s founder, first imagined the idea […]

Land Purchase Consolidates Critical Cloud Forest Reserve in Ecuador

Over the past 16 years, Rainforest Trust has helped establish and expand Buenaventura Reserve in southern Ecuador. After 15 land acquisitions, a key property to consolidate the most important cloud forest reserve in southern Ecuador has just been secured. [crb_slider][crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/El_oro_Doug_Wechsler_slide.jpg” credits=”El Oro Parakeet. Photo by Doug Wechsler.” title=”” text=””][/crb_slider] Rainforest Trust recently received notice […]

Progressive Protection for Pangolins

What happens when the scaly armor that is supposed to protect pangolins leads to them becoming the most trafficked mammals in the world? [crb_slider][crb_slide image=”https://www.rainforesttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Sunda_pangolin_Chien_Lee.jpg” credits=”Sunda Pangolin. Photo by Chien Lee/ wildborneo.com.” title=”” text=””][/crb_slider] A shy pangolin has tough outer scales and curls into a tight ball when frightened– but these defenses are useless against […]

Tropic Topics: Pangolins in Asia

As we gear up to celebrate pangolins for Giving Tuesday, listen to Rainforest Trust’s Asia Conservation Officer tell more about what makes this species so unique and how we can ensure a brighter future for the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo by Chien Lee/ wildborneo.com