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Washington Crespo was born into a humble Ecuadorian family, and grew up in the countryside surrounded by fruiting trees and domestic animals. His family worked in cattle ranching and agriculture, where they purchased a plot of land in the Amazon region of Ecuador. Here, they worked with cattle and grew a local fruit called naranjilla. […]



On February 3, 1979, in an indigenous community of the Awá Nation called Tarabita, located in the rural parish of Tobar Donoso, Carchi province, Ecuador, a child was born who was named Milton Humberto Cantincuz Pascal. At that time, Milton’s family was engaged in subsistence hunting for food, an activity widely practiced as part of […]


BMW Group, Tetra Pak and Schüco International Express Concerns About Sourcing Aluminium from Ghana’s Irreplaceable Atewa Forest

As Ghana Weighs Economic Benefits of Mining Bauxite for Aluminium, Multi-Billion-Dollar Global Companies Respond to the Community Groups Calling for Protection of Critical Forest Ghana, 3 February – This press release comes from a group of global nature conservation organizations with the combined number of more than 15 million members and supporters worldwide. Three global […]


Rainforest Trust and Conservation Organizations Announce Major Milestone in Colombia Middle Magdalena Valley

El Silencio Reserve expansion benefits critically endangered species and a beloved U.S.-nesting songbird WARRENTON, VA, Jan. 15, 2021 — Rainforest Trust announced 5,407 acres in the El Silencio Natural Reserve, located in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena Valley, have been secured for conservation. In addition to Rainforest Trust, other partners in the powerful conservation alliance include World […]