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Rainforest Trust Supports Effort to Rescue Snared African Leopard

Tokoloshe should have died within three weeks. That is the lifespan of other African Leopards caught in snares around their abdomen in South Africa’s Soutpansberg Mountains. Although an illegal practice in South Africa, snares are popular in the region, used by landowners to trap bushmeat and eliminate predators. But this apex predator has made it […]


Conservation Basics: An Elephant in the Forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rainforest Trust’s work to protect habitats for threatened species is grounded in cutting-edge conservation science. But in this series, we explore the basics of conservation science and how they inform Rainforest Trust’s scientists. Here at Rainforest Trust, we use data – a lot of data – to conserve habitats for endangered species. We need to […]



Rina Mandimbiniaina

Rina joined Rainforest Trust as Madagascar Conservation Associate, after pursuing her Graduate and Postgraduate studies at Antananarivo and Rovira i Virgili Universities. Rina is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the SCB Madagascar Chapter. She was part of a group of international researchers on Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation ( and […]


Cameroon’s First Marine & Terrestrial National Park Announced

The government of Cameroon announced last Friday the creation of its first marine and terrestrial national park, an effort that was made possible by Rainforest Trust and local partner Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS). Terrestrial and aquatic habitats of Douala-Edea. Photo courtesy of CWCS. The declaration upgraded the Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve, first created in 1932, […]


Adela Pickles

Adela is ‘half Yorkshire and half Swedish’, and from an early age her maternal grandmother would take her for nature walks in the deep Scandinavian forests, which gave her a deep love of nature. She has an MA in Interactive Design, and has worked for the BBC, BAA and WSPA (now World Animal Protection). Adela […]


Chris Redston

Chris grew up in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands. After obtaining a degree in Chemistry at Birmingham University he spent much of his youth travelling the world seeking out new experiences. He was an English language teacher, teacher trainer and author for many years and has visited over 40 countries. Chris has been an active […]


Dr. Paul Salaman

A wildlife enthusiast since primary school, Paul has dedicated his career to furthering tropical conservation. At the age of eight, Paul met Sir David Attenborough and became enthralled by international wildlife conservation. By age 14, he was managing a nature reserve in London, travelling across England bird watching and volunteering in protected areas. As an […]