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07/03/2014
Elementary School Students From NJ Raise $700 for the Rainforest

Students take action after learning about the challenges facing the world’s rainforests.

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07/01/2014
Job Opening: Rainforest Education and Conservation Outreach Coordinator

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced, well-organized environmental educator and passionate conservationist to serve as the Conservation Outreach Coordinator.

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06/27/2014
News Release: Rainforest Trust and AOL.com Team up to Save Amazon Rainforest

Rainforest Trust’s 5.9-million-acre Amazon project is featured on the AOL.com’s homepage.

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06/24/2014
Endangered Frog Species Discovered in New Ecuadorian Reserve

An amphibian survey in Ecuador’s new Antisanilla Reserve has resulted in a new register of the San Lucas Marsupial Frog.

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06/20/2014
New Wildlife Protection for the Atlantic Rainforest

With Rainforest Trust support, Brazilian partner REGUA is expanding its protection of the Atlantic Rainforest.

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06/13/2014
Healing a History of Ecological Damage

Rainforest Trust’s Brazilian partner REGUA is recreating wetlands in an effort to help restore the Atlantic Rainforest.

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06/10/2014
CLOSED: Job Opening: Donor Relations Manager

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced, well-organized fundraising officer and passionate conservationist to serve as the Donor Relations Manager.

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06/10/2014
CLOSED: Job Opening: Chief Operating Officer

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced non-profit manager and passionate conservationist to serve as the Chief Operating Officer.

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05/30/2014
Expanded Protection for Colombia’s Endangered Wildlife

Rainforest Trust’s Colombian partner purchased 494 acres to protect the Blue-billed Curassow and other critically endangered species.

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05/26/2014
Student Conservationists Save Over 2,000 Acres of Rainforest

A second grade class from Sacramento, CA, motivated their school to raise $1,368 to save acres of rainforest in Palawan and the Amazon.

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05/22/2014
Rainforest Trust Partner Initiates Plan for New Amazon Reserve

CEDIA is working with Peru’s National Park Service to create a new 740,000-acre reserve protecting fragile Amazonian ecosystems.

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05/14/2014
Guatemalan Gov’t Creates 47,000-acre Serra Caral Protected Area

Created with Rainforest Trust’s support in 2012, a critical Guatemalan reserve has expanded eightfold after receiving national protection.

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05/08/2014
Rainforest Trust, Partners Meet Funding Goal to Protect Orangutans

Rainforest Trust, together with its UK partner World Land Trust, raised $1.7 million to save rainforest habitat for the Bornean Orangutan.

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05/07/2014
Largest Known Population of Endangered Bird Species Found

The discovery in the expanded Buenaventura Reserve confirms that protection of Ecuador’s El Oro Tapaculo has been greatly increased.

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05/06/2014
Painting a Future for Wildlife: An Interview with Artist Kitty Harvill

Wildlife artist Kitty Harvill is using her talents to raise awareness of threats facing the critically endangered Northern Brown Howler Monkey.

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05/02/2014
Earth Day Campaign a Success for Rainforest Trust

With the generous aid of its supporters, Rainforest Trust raised funds to protect 102,616 acres of Amazon rainforest for Earth Day.

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04/28/2014
Sighting Provides Hope for Primate Reintroduction Project

The Ecuadorian Capuchin monkey has lost most of its habitat, but a project by our partner Jocotoco offers the species a new chance.

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04/15/2014
Amazon Parrots take Refuge at REGUA

Orange-winged Parrots make the Brazilian Reserve home in response to increased protection.

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04/11/2014
CLOSED: Job Opening: Webmaster / Digital Media Specialist

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced webmaster to oversee website development and maintenance.

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04/11/2014
Rainforest Trust Joins AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile shoppers can now support tropical conservation with purchases made online.

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03/31/2014
A Jungle Story for Threatened Rainforest

Rainforest Trust is partnering with Adventure Theatre MTC to spread awareness about rainforests and protect endangered species.

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03/28/2014
News Release: Rainforest Trust Announces 2014 Earth Day Campaign

Rainforest Trust Announces Joint Earth Day Campaign to Save 100,000 Acres of Amazon Rainforest and Create Reserve for Jaguars.

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03/27/2014
Sierra del Divisor Q + A with Amazon Conservationist Lelis Rivera

Rivera discusses the conservation role of native communities and how they will help protect 5.9 million acres of the Amazon.

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03/13/2014
Rainforest Rangers Raise Funds, Protect Tropical Forests

A student group at Blanco Vista Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, has raised funds to save critical habitat.

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03/07/2014
Signs Point Towards Success for Philippines Project

Early preparation puts Rainforest Trust’s Palawan project on the right path.

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02/26/2014
News Release: Rainforest Trust Announces Plan to Create Forest Reserve in the Philippines

Palawan project will protect habitat for critically endangered species in one of the oldest, most diverse forests in Southeast Asia.

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02/26/2014
Job Opening: International Conservation Project Manager

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced International Conservation Project Manager to oversee more than 30 conservation projects.

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02/24/2014
CLOSED: Job Opening: Grant Specialist / Development Associate

Rainforest Trust seeks a Grant Specialist / Development Associate to assist in raising funds from foundations and corporations.

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02/24/2014
With Start-up Funding Complete, Amazon Project Yields Early Impact

On February 21st, Rainforest Trust reached its goal of $646,000, ending the initial fundraising campaign of its Sierra del Divisor project.

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02/21/2014
New Hope for Critically Endangered Brazilian Primate

With help from Rainforest Trust, efforts to save one of the world’s rarest primate species are off to a promising start.

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02/14/2014
Kids 4 Rainforest Project Saves 3,568 Amazonian Acres

Junior high students in Wilmette, Illinois, helped save a piece of the Amazon Rainforest four times the size of Central Park.

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02/10/2014
Birding Tour Group Joins Effort to Protect Peru’s Sierra del Divisor

The Partnership for International Birding, a leader in the birding tour industry, has joined Rainforest Trust’s efforts to protect the Amazon Rainforest.

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01/31/2014
Early Success for Borneo Appeal

Funds collected for our Borneo appeal have already made a critical difference for the island’s Orangutans.

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01/27/2014
Sierra del Divisor Q + A with Dr. Paul Salaman, Rainforest Trust CEO

Rainforest Trust CEO Paul Salaman discusses the organization’s most ambitious conservation project ever – a plan to save 5.9 million Amazonian acres.

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01/23/2014
Rainforest Trust Announces Largest Conservation Land Purchase in Tropics

Rainforest Trust and partners have successfully purchased more than 270,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat in Ecuador.

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01/10/2014
Rainforest Trust, Partners Start Leapfrog Amphibian Fund

A bold step in the fight to save amphibians by committing one million dollars to protect key habitats worldwide over the coming year.

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12/27/2013
Rainforest Trust CEO Joins Council for Amphibian Protection

On December 17, 2013, Rainforest Trust CEO, Dr. Paul Salaman, joined the Amphibian Survival Alliance’s (ASA) Global Council.

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12/18/2013
Conservation Success in Bolivia

14,827 acres of savanna and forest habitat doubles the size of the Blue-throated Macaw Reserve to 27,180 acres…

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12/12/2013
Buenaventura Grows by 600 Acres

Thanks to help from Rainforest Trust, our Ecuadorian partner, Jocotoco, has purchased 600 acres to expand its Buenaventura Reserve.

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12/05/2013
News Release: Dr. Thomas Lovejoy Joins Board of Directors

Dr. Lovejoy is an internationally renowned conservation biologist and a leader in making the protection of tropical rainforests a public issue…

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11/21/2013
‘Irreplaceable’ Areas Identified in New Study

Two of the most critical areas cited share habitat with Rainforest Trust sites…

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11/07/2013
Colombian Rancher’s Wildlife Mission

Luis Ángel Ramírez, a Colombian shopkeeper is the voice of conservation in a wilderness of ranchers and loggers…

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10/30/2013
Rainforest Trust Awards Mapping Grant

Rainforest Trust’s local partner in Brazil will begin mapping surrounding areas to improve…

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10/21/2013
Successful Start for Borneo Appeal

Rainforest Trust and World Land Trust kick off a new project by raising $1,027,870…

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10/16/2013
Colombia’s Las Tangaras Reserve Grows

Rainforest Trust has secured the purchase of two properties totaling 3,117 acres…

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10/04/2013
Expansion of the Serra Bonita Reserve

Two new properties bought containing 237 acres…

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10/04/2013
News Release: Borneo Project Announced

$1.5 million appeal to save orangutan and pygmy elephant habitat…

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10/03/2013
News Release: 5.9 Million Acre Peru Project Announced

25th Anniversary Year kicks of with new conservation project….

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09/06/2013
“Pancho” Sornoza: Conservation in Practice

Rainforest Trust interviews Ecuadorian Conservationist Francisco Sornoza…

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08/23/2013
Flight of the Condor

Fundación Jocotoco helps release Andean condor into the wilds of Ecuador…

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08/14/2013
Secrets of the Camera Trap

Camera traps connect people with wildlife, aid conservationists…

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08/07/2013
Historic Macaw Spotting in Ecuador’s Canandé Reserve

Forest guards spot one of the world’s largest parrots in the Chocó Rainforest…

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07/29/2013
New Updated Guide to Ecuador’s Birds

Rich illustrations highlight updated Birds of Ecuador Field Guide

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07/14/2013
Maps Give Fresh Perspective on Rainforest Trust Reserves

New cloud-free images from Google Earth provide enhanced views of project sites and improve conservation in South America…

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07/02/2013
Colombia’s Parrot Protectors

Learn more about the Morales family in Colombia and their quest to preserve the habitat of the Yellow-eared Parrot…

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06/24/2013
Young Rainforest Defender Helps Save Endangered Species

An emerging rainforest conservationist, Robert Massicott, age 12, spent four months fundraising to protect some of Colombia’s rarest wildlife…

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06/18/2013
Rainforest Trust CEO Sees Success in Amazonian Conservation Efforts

Dr. Paul Salaman visits Peruvian sites of Rainforest Trust projects…

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06/14/2013
An Environmental Boost for Education in Ecuador

Education program designed to teach local community members and children about the importance of the Narupa Nature Reserve…

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06/02/2013
Spectacled Bear Spotted in Arrierito Antioqueño Nature Reserve

Camera trap captures images of the Spectacled bear in Colombia’s Arrierito Antioqueño Nature Reserve…

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05/28/2013
Student Rainforest Champions Raise $1,200 to Protect Endangered Species

Middletown Area Middle School protects Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforests and Cotton-top Tamarin…

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05/17/2013
Rainforest Trust President Receives Arthur A. Allen Award

Cornell Lab of Ornithology presented Rainforest Trust President Robert Ridgely prestigious Arthur A. Allen Award…

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05/09/2013
Golden-headed Lion Tamarin Rediscovered at the Serra Bonita Reserve

Two groups of Golden-headed lion tamarins found by primatologist Leo Neves…

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05/09/2013
Rainforest Trust Doubles Size of Ecuador’s Ayampe Reserve

In late March, Rainforest Trust partner Jocotoco acquired rights to a 57-acre property adjacent to the Ayampe Reserve…

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05/01/2013
Rainforest Trust Raises Funds to Protect 616,263 Acres in Peruvian Amazon

Rainforest Trust reaches donation goal to protect Peru’s Amazon Region…

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04/24/2013
Art for the Rainforest: Ann Kruglak’s Artistic Mission

Ann Kruglak uses art to follow her passion of rainforest conservation…

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04/22/2013
Winners of Earth Day 2013 Art Contest

Rainforest Trust announces the Earth Day 2013 Art Contest winners…

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04/15/2013
Rainforest Trust Partner Rainforest Site Reaches $100,000 Donation Mark

Rainforest Trust reached milestone with the Rainforest Site…

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04/04/2013
A Mistake Not to Make With One of the World’s Most Poisonous Frogs

Best-selling author Lucy Cooke joins Rainforest Trust CEO Dr. Paul Salaman in Colombia to find the golden poison frog …

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03/26/2013
Rainforest Trust Board Visits Serra Bonita Reserve in Brazil

Learn more about their trip to our reserve in Brazil…

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03/21/2013
New Kids 4 Rainforests Program and Earth Day Art Contest

Get involved with Rainforest Trust’ new program, Kids 4 Rainforests…

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03/14/2013
Shocking Deforestation in Paraguay

Rainforest Trust partner reported shocking deforestation in areas of the Chaco that just recently had been lush with forest…

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03/12/2013
Eco-Tourism Expanding at the Sierra Caral Amphibian Reserve in Guatemala

Sierra Caral Amphibian Reserve continues ongoing development efforts…

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02/07/2013
Job Opening: Conservation Writer- CLOSED

Rainforest Trust is seeking a full or part time Conservation Writer to join our staff in Warrenton, VA

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01/26/2013
Owed to Nature: Medicines from Tropical Forests

When you next visit your local pharmacy to fill a prescription consider this: half of prescriptions could not be filled without biodiversity of the wild natural world…

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01/15/2013
Colombian Tapir Rediscovered in Colombia

One of the rarest and least known large mammals of South America confirmed by camera trap…

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01/12/2013
Newly Hatched Chicks in Buenaventura Reserve

Two El Oro Parakeet chicks hatched in one of the first artificial nests of the Buenaventura Reserve…

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12/22/2012
Rainforest Trust Earns Charity Navigator’s Top Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year!

For yet another consecutive year, Rainforest Trust has earned a 4-STAR RATING (out of a possible four stars) from independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator…

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12/10/2012
Give the Gift of Rainforest Acres this Holiday Season!

With the holidays fast approaching, we’re offering you the ultimate green gift for friends and family: an acre of rainforest saved forever. Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one? Searching for gifts for a nature lover or someone wanting to make a difference for the planet? Trying to find a truly […]

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12/10/2012
Pampas Cat Discovered at Blue-throated Macaw Reserve

Researchers discover Pampas Cat at Barba Azul Nature Reserve in Bolivia…

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12/01/2012
2012 in Review

In 2012 Rainforest Trust helped save 162,693 acres of threatened habitat for wildlife across six countries and nine sites…

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11/30/2012
Stunning Photographs Illustrate Ridgely’s New Field Guide

Purchase a copy of Dr. Robert Ridgley’s newest book, Hummingbirds of Ecuador…

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11/15/2012
Matsés Communal Reserve Expanded to 2.3 Million Acres

Rainforest Trust helped purchase an additional 148,410 acres of the Matsés Communal Reserve, buffering the Matsés National Reserve

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10/15/2012
Expansion for the Narupa Reserve in Ecuador

Rainforest Trust helped save 387 acres of Andean cloud forest to expand Narupa Nature Reserve

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10/01/2012
San Rafael National Park Expanded

Rainforest Trust helped expand protection of the San Rafael Reserve located in southeastern Paraguay

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09/05/2012
Message from Prof. E.O. Wilson

Rainforest Trust received an endorsement from biologist and conservationist Prof E.O. Wilson

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08/05/2012
New Research Highlights Importance of Expanding Protected Areas

SUNY University researchers and Rainforest Trust CEO determine the effects of climate change on threatened birds in Colombia

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07/09/2012
San Rafael National Park- Protection for All Time

From conversation to conservation action: 10 years of work on the ground

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07/01/2012
Rainforest Trust Supports New Reserve to Protect the Tucuman Parrot in Bolivia

New reserve protects parrots, provides local education, and supports ecotourism

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05/30/2012
Conservationists Celebrate New Sierra Caral Amphibian Reserve

Blue vipers, endangered frogs, and threatened birds protected by new Guatemalan reserve

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05/08/2012
Conservation Victory For One of World’s Deadliest Animals

Golden poison frog protected in new Colombian reserve

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05/01/2012
Expanding Protection of the Fuertes’s Parrot

Joint effort to double the size of Giles-Fuertsi Nature Reserve

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04/15/2012
120 Acres Saved for Earth Day 2012

Rainforest Trust raised $6,000 in one week

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04/10/2012
Critical New Nature Reserve Established in Colombia

Endangered species and indigenous communities protected in the Chocó thanks to Rainforest Trust supporters

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03/30/2012
Rainforest Trust CEO Featured in Audubon Magazine

Yellow-eared Parrot faces challenges in Colombia

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02/15/2012
Key Purchase for Colombia

Acquisition of Important La Cumbre Property

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12/18/2011
Key Purchase for Buenaventura Reserve

New land acquisition boosts protection for Endangered species

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12/02/2011
264,000 Acres Saved at Ecuador’s Antisana Volcano

Immense reserve area protected with Rainforest Trust support

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11/01/2011
10,000-mile Bike Ride Benefits Atlantic Forest

Samuel Hagler’s Paraguay-to-US ride results in key land acquisition for severely-depleted Atlantic Forest

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10/15/2011
New Protection for Historic Site and Colombian Wildlife

El Dorado Bird Reserve in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta will grow thanks to land purchases

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05/01/2011
Elusive Mammal Rediscovered in Colombia After 113 Years

First ever photographs of Santa Marta Toro taken at Colombian reserve

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04/15/2011
Rainforest Trust Receives Third Consecutive 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Rainforest Trust has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-STAR RATING yet again!

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12/01/2010
Alaskan Students Save Something They’ve Never Seen: Trees

Alaskan villagers donate to protect 26 acres of rainforest in Colombia- home to communities of Embera indigenous group

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09/01/2010
Major Land Purchase for World’s Rarest Macaw

Vital habitat for Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw saved

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08/15/2010
62,000 Acres of Bolivian Forest Saved

Indigenous community tourism project benefits conservation

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05/15/2010
Stunning Success for Parrots Once Thought Extinct

Parrot once thought extinct now numbers over 1,000

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03/01/2010
Supporters Visit New Colombian Reserve

Rainforest Trust supporters get first-hand look at conservation

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02/15/2010
Magdalena Valley Rainforest Update

February 2010 update: Magdalena rainforest

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02/04/2010
Rainforest Trust Expands the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve in Argentina

Rainforest Trust expanded the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve by another 14,826 acres

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01/04/2010
iPhone Application Developer MyAppy to Donate Proceeds

Buy and Protect Land in the Atlantic Rainforest

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01/01/2010
Protection for 158,000-acre Andes-Amazon Reserve

Formal protection for 158,000-acre Andes-Amazon Reserve

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12/30/2009
Rainforest Trust Ranked One of the Top Conservation Nonprofit’s by Charity Navigator

Rainforest Trust earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-STAR RATING for being one of the most efficient Conservation nonprofits in the US

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12/15/2009
World’s Smallest Orchid Discovered in Partner Reserve

World’s smallest Orchid Discovered in Rainforest Trust Reserve in Ecuador

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12/01/2009
Energetix Helps Save Threatened Tropical Habitats

Energetix Helps Save Threatened Tropical Habitats

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11/30/2009
Rainforest Trust Alliance with GO Airport Express to Ride and Save Rainforests

Consider a green alternative that raises funds for Rainforest Trust as well

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11/01/2009
1,700 Acres of Brazilian Rainforest Saved; 18,000 Acres Now Protected

1,700 acres of Brazilian rainforest saved; 18,000 acres now protected

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09/10/2009
Rainforest Trust Partner Discovers Key Areas for an Endangered Hummingbird

Researchers from our partner organization in Ecuador, Fundación Jocotoco, have just published important new information on the distribution, plumage, and reproductive behavior of the Endangered Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) thanks to the support of  Rainforest Trust and American Bird Conservancy. This tiny hummingbird, barely bigger than a bumblebee, is endemic to moist forest in the […]

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05/30/2009
A Brighter Future for Some of the Most Endangered Dry Forest Species

A Brighter future for the World’s most endangered dry forest species

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04/01/2009
Urraca Lodge Launched at Jorupe Reserve in Ecuador

Urraca Lodge at Jorupe Reserve launched by US and UK Ambassadors

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01/01/2009
First Protected Area Established for Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw

First protected area established for critically endangered Blue-Throated Macaw

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