Entries by Rainforest Trust

Tropic Topics: Reptile Awareness

October 21st is Reptile Awareness Day, a day to celebrate these often under appreciated vertebrates. Tune in to Rainforest Trust’s Tropic Topics podcast to listen to our Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Officer, James Lewis, talk to about how fear turned into appreciation and a career.

Tropic Topics: Going Batty

October is Bat Appreciation Month, so we are going a little batty over bats! Tune in to Rainforest Trust’s Tropic Topics podcast below to listen to our Board Chair and bat enthusiast, John Mitchell, talk all things bats with Cat and Lauren.

Learning by Hart: Exploration and Conservation in the Congo Basin

Rainforest Trust supports our passionate conservation partners around the world who dedicate their lives to protecting threatened species and the habitats that are their homes. Two incredibly inspiring partners are Terese and John Hart, who work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and who with support from Rainforest Trust played a key role […]

Tropic Topics: Response to John Oliver’s Bird Bashing

John Oliver, comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, slammed birds in one of his hilarious rants just a few weeks ago. Tune in to Rainforest Trust’s Tropic Topics podcast below to listen to our resident “bird guy,” Director of Biodiversity Conservation Dr. Bert Harris, respond. The clip from John Oliver’s show is censored, […]

The Understory: Newsworthy Pachyderms

The Understory is a podcast focused on current trending conservation topics hosted by Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Outreach team. This episode, learn how the Guardian is putting elephants in the spotlight on a global scale and how you can help protect real habitat for elephants with Rainforest Trust.

Success for African Amphibian Conservation through the Creation of New Reserve

The Ngandja Natural Reserve has been recently established thanks to Rainforest Trust’s local partner, donors and other supporters, safeguarding over 700,000 acres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The newly established Ngandja Natural Reserve protects the northern part of Misotshi-Kabogo, an area within the DRC that is of critical importance for amphibian, bird […]

New National Park Offers Protection for Forest Elephants in Liberia

Thanks to Rainforest Trust’s local partner, donors and other supporters, the 219,609-acre Gola Forest National Park– only the second National Park in Liberia– was declared on September 22. This new Park protects part of the Guinean Forest of West Africa, which contains astonishing levels of endemic plant and animal life. Rainforest Trust worked with local […]

Celebrating World Cassowary Day

World Cassowary Day, celebrated on September 24, highlights the importance of these threatened birds to rainforest ecosystems. Combine two Papuan words—“kasu,” meaning horned, and “weri,” referring to head— and you get the name as well as description of one of the largest birds on earth. The shape and markings of the cassowary’s helmet-like casque are […]

Supporter Spotlight: Oceans Connect

Two nature enthusiasts bike across South America to raise funds for the Amazon. Amy Tunstall and Jake Wilcox are no strangers to the open road; both are avid bicyclists with a taste for adventure and passion for experiencing the natural world. Following the conclusion of the recent Olympics hosted in Brazil, Amy and Jake have […]

Supporter Spotlight: Richard Jones, Rainforest Ceramics

Former Member of the New South Wales Upper House, Richard Jones is a lifelong advocate for the environment. He now utilizes his love of producing ceramics to protect the rainforest and its endangered species that are so dear to his heart. Richard Jones has worn many hats over the years: publisher, environmental NGO founder, member […]