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January 26, 2015
Rainforest Trust is partnering with the travel company Aqua-Firma to protect critical wildlife habitat in South America and Africa.
Aqua-Firma has donated a total of $10,000 in matching donations to support two Rainforest Trust’s projects that will protect Indri Lemurs in Madagascar and save Amazon Rainforest in Peru. The donations will protect a total of 11,020 acres.
Known for its commitment to exploration and conservation, Aqua-Firma offers responsible wilderness trips to locations offering dramatic encounters with wildlife and the natural world.
“I find it impossible not to be inspired by the ambition and detailed planning of the Rainforest Trust. They select a combination of the most critically endangered tropical ecosystems, species and people to protect; and with their Sierra del Divisor project in the Peruvian Amazon, they plan to do so across a vast area,” said Ralph Pannell, Director of Aqua-Firma.
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“Aqua-Firma is proud to offer its financial support to this project and we urge everyone to do so. More people will benefit from their efforts than will ever know what has been achieved,” Panell added.
The travel company consults with environmental scientists, conservationists and leading naturalist guides to create extraordinary eco-friendly travel experiences for its clients.
“Rainforest Trust is proud to partner with Aqua-Firma as they not only provide outstanding nature tours to protected areas worldwide, but they go a critical step further in providing financial support to enable more of our spectacular planet to be protected,” said Dr. Paul Salaman, CEO of Rainforest Trust. “We congratulate the passion and commitment for conservation by Aqua-Firma Worldwide and are delighted that they will also plan to visit our new protected areas in the future.”
In August 2016, Aqua-Firma will be arranging a “Rainforest Wildlife & Marine Life Journey” to Madagascar, which will include a visit to the Mangabe Reserve that Rainforest Trust is currently helping to establish.
The trip will provide visitors a chance to visit one of Rainforest Trust’s projects and also include opportunities to view Indris, Golden Mantella Frogs and other the wildlife protected in the reserve. This is an opportunity to help local communities establish a foundation for sustainable ecotourism. To learn more, contact Ralph Panell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857-250-0680.