Entries by Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust Announces $500 Million Commitment to Conserving 30% of the Planet by 2030

Part of the largest private funding commitment ever to biodiversity conservation WARRENTON, VA, September 22, 2021 — During a panel discussion with three heads of state and other funders at the Transformative Action for Nature and People, Rainforest Trust publicly committed to a transformative investment to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. The event was held […]

Rainforest Trust Announces $15 Million Commitment to Colombia at International Conservation Caucus in Washington, D.C.

Funding will support the expansion of Colombia’s system of National Natural Parks and other areas for conservation WARRENTON, VA, September 20, 2021 — This evening, the International Conservation Caucus Foundation will hold its U.S. Congressional Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. at the Willard Intercontinental with special guests including Colombian President H.E. Iván Duque […]

New Fund Aims to Prevent Extinction of Earth’s Rarest Species

Alliance for Zero Extinction announces $12-million pledge to protect last sites for endangered animals and plants WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2021 — The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), an international consortium of conservation groups, is launching a $12-million, five-year initiative that aims to direct funding to endangered species that are at serious risk of extinction. […]

An Extraordinary Partnership Saves Two Million Acres of the Bolivian Amazon from Fires and Deforestation

Top international skincare influencer Hyram Yarbro sparks social change for forest conservation WARRENTON, VA, August 9, 2021 — Fundación Natura Bolivia, the indigenous people of the Bajo Paragua forest, and Selfless by Hyram have joined forces to hold the line on deforestation in the Amazon, announcing the creation of the 2.05-million-acre Bajo Paragua San Ignacio […]

Partnering to Preserve Belize Maya Forest

236,000 acres of imperiled tropical rainforest now protected, boosting climate efforts and securing vital habitat for charismatic species including jaguar ARLINGTON, VA, April 22, 2021 — Decades ago, a radical idea was born to protect the Maya Forest in Belize. What if NGOs, the government, community leaders, and businesses could form a coalition to conserve […]

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 […]