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Voices From the Rainforest: Hassan Issa, Conservation Fellow

Rainforest Trust projects thrive thanks to the important conservation work of people on the ground. Our Voices from the Rainforest series brings you news from our projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific — from the perspectives of those working in and for the rainforests. Calling Protected Areas Home Hassan Issa is a […]


Artist Donates 10% of Proceeds to Rainforest Trust

London-based artist Abigail Brown dedicates her career to creating art inspired by the world’s unique and endangered species. And last month, she collaborated with Rainforest Trust on a project with direct benefits to wildlife. She drew a series of endangered animals and donated 10% of the profits from each print to Rainforest Trust. Brown has had […]


New Reserve Protects Bonobos in Congo Rainforest

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the Congo Basin, the second largest tropical rainforest in the world. Despite having some of the highest biodiversity levels on Earth, the Congo Basin is one of the world’s least protected and most vulnerable forests. The DRC also suffers from widespread poverty — a result of […]



Karl got hooked on wildlife conservation as little kid, visiting the Kansas City Zoo and watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on TV. He originally studied to be a marine biologist at the University of Southern California, but seasickness drove him to land. Karl is now considers himself a forest and wildlife ecologist.He earned his […]


Bryan Curran

Bryan first began working in Africa in 1988, when he went to the Ituri Forest in Zaire to collect data on hunter-gatherers for his PhD field work in anthropology from the University of New Mexico. He was subsequently hired by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in 1990 to do some consulting work in Zaire and […]


Tharollo Mthisi

Tharollo was born and raised in Buffelshoek village in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park. He started his career in conservation with the Protrack Company where he was trained and deployed as a member of the Anti-Poaching Unit’s Task Team. After two years of service, he joined the Knight Protection […]


Khathutshelo Mukhumeni

Khathu was born in Zamenkomste village, at the foot of the Soutpansberg Mountain of South Africa’s Limpopo Province. In 2015, he started his working career as part of a reserve maintenance team for Leshiba Game Reserve, in the heart of the western Soutpansberg. In November 2017, he joined the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s, in partnership with […]


Ecuadorean Reserve Expanded for Increased Species Movement

Rainforest Trust and partner Fundación Jocotoco have once again expanded the Narupa Reserve. This month, 159 acres were purchased in the Napo bioregion of northeast Ecuador, 75% of which are primary, pristine forest habitat. Established in 2006 to save a large block of eastern Andean foothill forest, the reserve also consists of old growth and […]


World Turtle Day: Rainforest Trust Guardians at the South African Tortoise Conservation Trust

Rainforest Trust would like to celebrate this World Turtle Day by highlighting the recently expanded Geometric Tortoise Preserve and our long-time partner South African Tortoise Conservation Trust (SATCT). The hard work and dedication of SATCT staff, many of whom serve as Rainforest Trust Guardians, make the ongoing protection of tortoise habitat possible. The preserve is […]



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