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World’s Tallest Tropical Tree Found in Malaysian Borneo

In the 2018 Tree Yearbook, many of the superlatives went to familiar candidates. A redwood won “Most Imposing,” again. “Most Unpleasant Neighbor” went to a strangler fig. “Best Leaves” went to a banana plant (not technically a tree, but judges allowed it.) But a new contender in the arboreal retrospective also emerged: “Tallest Tropical Tree.” […]

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Climate Change Dries Up Sacred Lake in Colombia

A sacred lake in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of northern Colombia is gone. The lake, a symbol of fertility to the Kogi indigenous population, dried up in Rainforest Trust’s El Dorado Nature Reserve in early 2019. The Sierra Nevada, along with being the “Most Irreplaceable Site for Biodiversity on Earth” according to […]

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Voices from the Rainforest: Bagus Irawan, 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. Raising Awareness for Conservation Bagus Irawan is a […]

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More Critically Endangered Doves Spotted in Brazil

Over the past few years, Rainforest Trust and our local partner in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, SAVE Brasil, have worked to protect habitat for the Critically Endangered Blue-eyed Ground-dove. The saga began in 2015. For the first time in 75 years, someone spotted the Blue-eyed Ground-dove, until then believed to be extinct. Soon […]

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Australian Wildlife Corridor Restored to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

The Misty Mountain Nature Refuge on Australia’s northeastern coast lived up to its name during the protected area’s first-ever community planting day. In late March, over 70 volunteers met on a hazy tropical ridge to begin ecologically restoring a stretch of rainforest from the reserve to the coast. The conservation project’s goal is creating a […]

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Shanta Banstola

Shanta Banstola, originally from Jhapa district, holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University with major Integrated Water Resource Management and Pollution Control Technology. Since 2015, she has been working in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) at the Central Department of Environmental […]

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Pedro Us Pacheco

Pedro has been working with FUNDAECO for a year, but has been working in the forest for 20 years. He used to work with Philip Tanimoto (The Rainforest Trust GIS Officer) as a guide and helped Philip in the field. Before becoming a field guide Pedro worked as a farmer.