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World Turtle Day: Rainforest Trust Guardians at the South African Tortoise Conservation Trust

Rainforest Trust would like to celebrate this World Turtle Day by highlighting the recently expanded Geometric Tortoise Preserve and our long-time partner South African Tortoise Conservation Trust (SATCT). The hard work and dedication of SATCT staff, many of whom serve as Rainforest Trust Guardians, make the ongoing protection of tortoise habitat possible. The preserve is […]



Public relations were managed by the science-focused firm Evergreen & Company (formerly Crabtree + Company), and we thank them for their tireless work in promoting this historic event.



The evening event took place at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, DC, made possible through our board member and restaurant owner Sally Davidson. In October 2018, Sally’s commitment to conservation was recognized through the naming of a new-to-science coffee plant species from a Rainforest Trust reserve in Latin America.



The auction e-commerce site sponsored the fundraiser through highlighting Rainforest Trust on their website, where they feature the world’s premier auctions and galleries.



The Species Legacy Auction was also sponsored by Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC), a premium fair trade chocolate company that supports conservation efforts worldwide by “giving back” 10% of their profits annually. The company is a Chairman-level member of our Conservation Circle corporate giving program, donating proceeds to Rainforest Trust projects since 2016. We also […]



Freeman’s of Philadelphia, the oldest auction house in the country, sponsored the event, and their Chairman and enthusiastic auctioneer Alasdair Nichol ran the show, encouraging Rainforest Trust supporters to bid. Nichol’s expertise is fine arts, and he said the event was a highlight of his career because it is not often one gets to auction […]


Two Rainforest Trust Partners Win Whitley Awards

This week, two conservationists supported by Rainforest Trust won the prestigious Whitley Award. Ilana Zanella from Misión Tiburón won for her work creating a reserve in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce, a critical nursery habitat for the Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead. And in Ghana, Caleb Ofori from Herp Conservation Ghana won for his work creating the Onepone […]



Dr. Lahm is a wildlife ecologist and biological anthropologist with experience in scientific research, diverse consultancies and biodiversity surveys in African countries since 1982, including research on the natural history and socio-cultural dimensions of the Ebola Virus in Gabon and Guinea, respectively. Her earlier work in the care and management of birds and mammals in […]


Endangered Species Day: Louis the Pangolin

On this Endangered Species Day, Rainforest Trust wanted to share a story from Oldrich Van Schalkwyk. Oldrich is a dedicated Conservation Fellow who recently helped organize a sting operation to rescue a pangolin being offered for sale. Unfortunately, pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world and, as such, are on their way to […]


Voices from the Rainforest: Oldrich Van Schalkwyk, Conservation Fellow

Rainforest Trust projects thrive thanks to the important conservation work of people on the ground. Our Voices from the Rainforest series brings you news from our projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific — from the perspectives of those working in and for the rainforests. Conservation and Kinship with Animals Oldrich Van Schalkwyk […]