Entries by Rainforest Trust

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 […]

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 […]