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Tropic Topics: Olympics and the environment

Think the Olympics opening ceremony was inspiring, or a prime example of “greenwashing”? Tune in to Rainforest Trust’s Tropic Topics podcast below to learn about the environmental impacts of hosting the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Kathi Borgmann and Lauren Colegrove chat with Cat Kutz about Olympic legacies, environmental responsibility and how Rainforest Trust […]


Last Refuge for Grauer’s Gorillas Finally Protected

Thanks to Rainforest Trust’s local partner, donors and other supporters, Itombwe Nature Reserve now safeguards approximately 1,416,320 acres of one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, establishing urgently needed protection for at least 53 globally threatened species, including the critically endangered Grauer’s Gorilla in the eastern Congo. On June 23, 2016, the Provincial Governor of South […]


Supporter Spotlight: Hipsters for Sisters

Sustainable purse company uses fashion to save forests. Debra Denniston and her daughters Rachel and Kate run a sustainable fashion line of purses, Hipsters for Sisters, in their home city of Los Angeles, California. Honoring the company’s mission to “take into consideration not only design, but also the health and welfare of our planet,” the […]


Future of now Critically Endangered Bornean Orangutans depends on protected areas

Rainforest Trust’s continued conservation efforts in Borneo protect essential habitat for the critically endangered species. Last week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published a new assessment of the Bornean Orangutan, escalating the status from “Endangered” to “Critically Endangered” on its Red List of Threatened Species. According to the assessment, Bornean Orangutan populations […]