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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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Tropic Topics: Olympics and the environment

Aug 09, 2016

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.…

People

Tropic Topics: Corpse Flower

Aug 03, 2016

What’s pink and green and smells all over? Tune in to Rainforest Trust’s Tropic Topics podcast below to learn about the “corpse flower” that recently bloomed at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Dr.…

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Last Refuge for Grauer’s Gorillas Finally Protected

Aug 03, 2016

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,…

People

Supporter Spotlight: Hipsters for Sisters

Jul 18, 2016

Sustainable purse company uses fashion to save forests. Pictured Above: Debra and Rachel Denniston Debra Denniston and her daughters Rachel and Kate run a sustainable fashion line of purses, Hipsters for Sisters, in their home city…

Protection

Future of now Critically Endangered Bornean Orangutans depends on protected areas

Jul 15, 2016

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…

People

Supporter Spotlight: Beach Elementary School Block Party

Jul 11, 2016

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…

Conservation

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

Jul 08, 2016

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…

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Flock to Flamingo Day

Jun 23, 2016

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…

People

Supporter Spotlight: Desert Running to Defeat Deforestation

Jun 22, 2016

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…

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