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Success for African Amphibian Conservation through the Creation of New Reserve

Sep 23, 2016

The Ngandja Natural Reserve has been recently established thanks to Rainforest Trust’s local partner, donors and other supporters, safeguarding over 700,000 acres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The newly established Ngandja Natural Reserve…

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New National Park Offers Protection for Forest Elephants in Liberia

Sep 22, 2016

Thanks to Rainforest Trust’s local partner, donors and other supporters, the 219,609-acre Gola Forest National Park– only the second National Park in Liberia– was declared on September 22. This new Park protects part of the Guinean…

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Celebrating World Cassowary Day

Sep 21, 2016

World Cassowary Day, celebrated on September 24, highlights the importance of these threatened birds to rainforest ecosystems. Combine two Papuan words—“kasu,” meaning horned, and “weri,” referring to head— and you get the name as well as…

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Supporter Spotlight: Oceans Connect

Sep 20, 2016

Two nature enthusiasts bike across South America to raise funds for the Amazon. Amy Tunstall and Jake Wilcox are no strangers to the open road; both are avid bicyclists with a taste for adventure and passion…

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Supporter Spotlight: Richard Jones, Rainforest Ceramics

Sep 09, 2016

Former Member of the New South Wales Upper House, Richard Jones is a lifelong advocate for the environment. He now utilizes his love of producing ceramics to protect the rainforest and its endangered species that are…

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$100 Million Initiative to Create New Protected Areas for Endangered Species

Sep 09, 2016

At a recent international conference, Rainforest Trust announced a major initiative to help establish Protected Areas across the tropics. Rainforest Trust has launched the SAVES (Safeguarding Areas Vital to Endangered Species) Challenge at the International Union…

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Spectacled Bear Cubs Sighted in Ecuadorean Reserves

Sep 08, 2016

Three Spectacled Bear cubs were seen in reserves created by Rainforest Trust’s partner Fundación Jocotoco in Ecuador. Spectacled Bear cubs—named for their distinctive spectacle– like facial markings— have been spotted at the Antisanilla and Tapichalaca Reserves…

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Opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Sep 01, 2016

Rainforest Trust’s CEO Dr. Paul Salaman and conservation officers are in Hawaii for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC). Paul’s reflections about the conference’s purpose and how it aligns…

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Perspectives and Experiences in the Peruvian Amazon

Aug 26, 2016

This summer, Protected Area Conservation Intern Sara Velander worked with Rainforest Trust partner CEDIA to assist with community projects in Peru. Sara’s reflections on her experiences are below. Allow me to introduce myself: My name is…

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Tropic Topics: Rainforest Trust President, Dr. Robert Ridgely

Aug 15, 2016

Think you know what it takes to make an impact in the world of conservation? Tune in to Rainforest Trust’s Tropic Topics podcast below to learn how a renowned ornithologist first became fascinated by birds and…

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