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Connecting a Vertical Community for Conservation

Many of Rainforest Trust’s projects connect isolated habitat patches to reunite fragmented ecosystems. This connectivity promotes both wildlife population sustainability and landscape-scale conservation. But many projects also unite people from different communities, fostering cooperation and supporting conservation in cities, towns and villages near protected areas. In Nepal, that process of connecting ecosystems and people couldn’t […]

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Chubb Charitable Foundation Commits $500,000 to Rainforest Trust

First grant project will expand protected area in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest The Chubb Charitable Foundation today announced a $500,000 commitment to Rainforest Trust, a global conservation organization that purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife and sequestering carbon through partnerships and community engagement. The grant will support Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Action […]

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Seven Books About the Natural World You May Not Have Already Read

Recently, you may have discovered yourself sitting on the couch a whole lot more than usual. As we all distance to protect our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we may be worried, nervous or needing to adjust to change. But many of us are also bored. With that, we’ve been clamoring for more content — […]

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SONYA MURPHY

Sonya grew up in Scotland and has always harboured an ambition to make a difference. This led to her choosing to study Psychology in Glasgow, where she obtained her BSc degree. Following a period of volunteering, she pursued a career in fundraising and worked for a children’s disability charity in Scotland, where she supported the […]

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HADDON SPENDER

Haddon has always felt passionately about protecting the environment and has loved animals since he was a child. In 2011 Haddon obtained a degree in Product Design from Central Saint Martin’s College (UAL) before committing to work in the charity sector. After gaining experience as a face-to-face fundraiser, the British Red Cross and Amnesty International, […]

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VICKY WALLACE

Vicky joined Rainforest Trust UK in January 2020 after working in fundraising for four years. Having grown up in Newcastle and graduated from the University of Manchester, Vicky started out as an intern in the fundraising team at international charity Hope for Children. Over the years she took on various roles, eventually managing the charity’s […]

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New National Park Protects Critically Endangered Monkey in Myanmar

The Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey, a rare primate species native to the eastern Himalayas in Myanmar, sneezes in the rain. That characteristic is said to be due to its upturned nose, a feature distinctive to all five species of snub-nosed monkeys. All five of these species are endemic to Southeast Asia in the mountainous  regions near […]