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Supporter Spotlight: Beach Elementary School Block Party

Gabriella, Lilly, Mateo and Nina of Beach Elementary School near Oakland, California, have banded together for the past two years to raise money and protect the rainforest. This past year, the group decided to enlist help from family, friends and neighbors by throwing a block-party style fundraiser. It included baked goods, games and even a […]

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First National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo Declared in Over Two Decades: Protects Critical Rainforest Stronghold

Thanks to Rainforest Trust donors and other supporters, the nearly 2.2-million acre Lomami National Park was officially declared by the Conseil de Ministres (Ministers’ Council) of the Democratic Republic of Congo, heralding a major breakthrough in establishing urgently needed rainforest protection with community support in the heart of the Congo. On July 7, 2016, the […]

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Flock to Flamingo Day

Flamingo Day, celebrated on June 23, pays tribute to the plastic lawn decoration created by Donald Featherstone. Vibrant pink. Elongated neck. Stilt-like legs. These features are as recognizable as a flamingo’s one-foot stance, and served as inspiration for Featherstone’s iconic lawn statues. While the plastic versions are native to front yards across America, the less […]

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Supporter Spotlight: Desert Running to Defeat Deforestation

Brothers Eric and Paul Chan raise awareness for conservation through their global running adventure. Rainforest Trust supporters Eric and Paul Chan are two brothers who love running. To raise awareness for rainforest conservation, they have mounted a challenge to beat the world record for “Most Desert Races Ran in One Year” while raising funds for […]

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Notes from the Field: Borneo

Dr. Glen Reynolds, the Director of the South East Asia Rainforest Research Project (SEARRP), discusses Rainforest Trust’s role in establishing the new Kuamut Forest Reserve and greater efforts to protect Borneo’s rainforests. Embed from Getty Images In 2012, Dr. Reynolds (bottom left) met with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Borneo’s Danum Valley How […]

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Partner Recognized for Passionate Biodiversity Protection Work

Award presented to Rainforest Trust partner for protecting critical habitats in Papua New Guinea. The conservation strategies manager of Rainforest Trust’s partner Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Karau Kuna, won a prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN). The award ceremony recognized Kuna’s efforts to protect key […]

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Guardians of the Rainforest

Rainforest Trust is joining forces with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to give movie fans the chance to win a poster signed by the cast. Proceeds will go directly to rainforest conservation around the world. Each $5 ticket grants one entry into the poster raffle (multiple entries are encouraged to increase the chance […]

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World Oceans Day Highlights Shared Connections of Reefs and Rainforests

The United Nations established World Oceans Day on June 8th to celebrate our world’s shared ocean. The occasion raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the ways we can all help protect it. This year’s theme, Healthy oceans, healthy planet, is reflected in the relationship between healthy forests and […]

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Rainforest Trust Expands into Australia

Rainforest Trust-Australia enables donors in Australia to make vital conservation impacts both domestically and abroad. Rainforest Trust is excited to announce the establishment of its first international affiliate, Rainforest Trust-Australia, allowing our many Australian supporters to receive tax deductions for their generous contributions toward the conservation of tropical areas both on that continent and overseas. […]

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Collaboration with Renewable Energy Firm Protects Thousands of Acres

New partnership will help protect threatened rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo by contributing to the establishment of Balanga Forest Reserve. Rainforest Trust is pleased to announce a new partnership with Renew Financial dedicated to protecting threatened rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by aiding in the establishment of the immense, nearly […]