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We work hard to protect habit for species- but what is a species anyway? And where do animals like the Pizzly Bear fit in? Click on the image to find out in the sixth installment of our Conservation Basics series!
There's something out to get the trees in the tropics. But what is it? And why is it doing this? Click on the image to find out!
Why can a White-tailed Deer live survive in a variety of climates, but the little Santa Marta Woodstar can live only in one? Click on the image to find out!

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Happy Holidays from Rainforest Trust! Thank you all for your support and dedication this year and every year to protecting threatened tropical habitats and endangered species. 💚 Endangered Species, Habitats, Happy Holidays, Dedication, Trust, Tropical, Supportive, News, Animals
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays from Rainforest Trust! Thank you all for your support and dedication this year and every year to protecting threatened tropical habitats and endangered species. 💚
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Earlier this month, Rainforest Trust held the fourth annual Partner Retreat at the International Conservation House in Warrenton, Virginia. The Partner Retreat is a week-long opportunity for dedicated conservationists in the global Rainforest Trust network to connect with one another and staff. Each day, visitors participated in training and seminars in a variety of conservation management and outreach subjects. Warrenton Virginia, Each Day, Outreach, Seminar, Conservation, Annual, Retreat, Subjects
Rainforest Trust Hosts Fourth Annual Partner Retreat for International Conservationists
Earlier this month, Rainforest Trust held the fourth annual Partner Retreat at the International Conservation House in Warrenton, Virginia. The Partner Retreat is a week-long opportunity for dedicated conservationists in the global Rainforest Trust network to connect with one another and staff. Each day, visitors participated in training and seminars in a variety of conservation management and outreach subjects.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
London-based artist Abigail Brown dedicates her career to creating art inspired by the world’s unique and endangered species. And last month, she collaborated with Rainforest Trust on a project with direct benefits to wildlife. She drew a series of endangered animals and donated 10% of the profits from each print to Rainforest Trust. Endangered Animals, Donate, Dinosaur Stuffed Animal, Career, Wildlife, London
Artist Donates 10% of Proceeds to Rainforest Trust
London-based artist Abigail Brown dedicates her career to creating art inspired by the world’s unique and endangered species. And last month, she collaborated with Rainforest Trust on a project with direct benefits to wildlife. She drew a series of endangered animals and donated 10% of the profits from each print to Rainforest Trust.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
This week, two conservationists supported by Rainforest Trust won the prestigious Whitley Award. Ilena 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-Boateng from Herp Conservation Ghana won for his work creating the Onepone Endangered Species Refuge and protecting the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog. Slippery, Togo, Ghana, Costa Rica, Reserve, Partners
Two Rainforest Trust Partners Win Whitley Awards
This week, two conservationists supported by Rainforest Trust won the prestigious Whitley Award. Ilena 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-Boateng from Herp Conservation Ghana won for his work creating the Onepone Endangered Species Refuge and protecting the Critically Endangered Togo Slippery Frog.
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Rainforest Trust
We recently worked with our partner South African Tortoise Conservation Trust (SATCT) to expand the Geometric Tortoise Preserve in South Africa to safeguard shrubland for the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise. World Turtle Day, Endangered, South African, Expand, Tortoise, Preserve, Herbs
World Turtle Day: Rainforest Trust Guardians at the South African Tortoise Conservation Trust
We recently worked with our partner South African Tortoise Conservation Trust (SATCT) to expand the Geometric Tortoise Preserve in South Africa to safeguard shrubland for the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust and local partner Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC), also widely known as Lola ya Bonobo in the U.S., are working together to create the Ekolo ya Bonobo Community Reserve in the Équateur Province in the DRC. Congo Rainforest, Rainforest Habitat, Destination Voyage, Animal Species, Crocodile Species, Stop Animal Testing, Forest Resources, African Leopard
New Reserve Protects Bonobos in Congo Rainforest - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
Rainforest Trust and local partner Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC), also widely known as Lola ya Bonobo in the U.S., are working together to create the Ekolo ya Bonobo Community Reserve in the Équateur Province in the DRC.
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Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust and partner Fundación Jocotoco have once again expanded the Narupa Reserve. This month, 159 acres were purchased in the Napo bioregion of northeast Ecuador, 75% of which are primary, pristine forest habitat. Amphibians, Mammals, Animal Movement, Forest Habitat, Agricultural Land, Birder, Tapir, Bird Species, Wetland
Ecuadorean Reserve Expanded for Increased Species Movement - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
Rainforest Trust and partner Fundación Jocotoco have once again expanded the Narupa Reserve. This month, 159 acres were purchased in the Napo bioregion of northeast Ecuador, 75% of which are primary, pristine forest habitat.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Recently Oldrich Van Schalkwyk, a dedicated Conservation Fellow, helped organize a sting operation to rescue a pangolin being offered for sale. Sting Operation, Pangolin, Rescue, Organize, Van, Louis
Endangered Species Day: Louis the Pangolin
Recently Oldrich Van Schalkwyk, a dedicated Conservation Fellow, helped organize a sting operation to rescue a pangolin being offered for sale.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust has provided nearly $225,000 to Ecuador’s Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco for their core institutional costs and protected area management. Our longest running partner, Jocotoco was founded to protect birds and the biodiversity on which they rely through the purchase of land and creation of nature reserves. Running Partner, Local Jobs, Header Image, Galapagos, Nature Reserve, Biodiversity, Ecology
Rainforest Trust Provides Institutional Support for Partner Fundación Jocotoco - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
Rainforest Trust has provided nearly $225,000 to Ecuador’s Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco for their core institutional costs and protected area management. Our longest running partner, Jocotoco was founded to protect birds and the biodiversity on which they rely through the purchase of land and creation of nature reserves.
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Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust partner Fundación Jocotoco have shared news that they located a group of Galápagos Petrel nests in the Jocotoco Reserve on Galápagos. Endangered Bird Species, Theory Of Evolution, Natural Selection, Nests, Shared
Critically Endangered Galápagos Petrel Chicks Spotted in Rainforest Trust Reserve - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
Rainforest Trust partner Fundación Jocotoco have shared news that they located a group of Galápagos Petrel nests in the Jocotoco Reserve on Galápagos.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Thanks to an obscure evolutionary phenomenon, a small flightless, chicken-sized bird was able to bring itself back from extinction. Endangered Animals Project, Funeral Pyre, Boring People, Ideal World, Poor Family, Innocent Child, Animal Projects, Japanese Boy, Extinction
The Bird That ‘Came Back From the Dead’
Thanks to an obscure evolutionary phenomenon, a small flightless, chicken-sized bird was able to bring itself back from extinction.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust and its local partner South Africa Tortoise Conservation Trust have expanded the Geometric Tortoise Preserve to protect the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise. Endangered Reptiles, Fynbos, Header Photo, Tortoises, Metropolitan Area, Plant Species, Urban Area, Wildlife Photography
Preserve Expanded for Critically Endangered Tortoises - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
Rainforest Trust and its local partner South Africa Tortoise Conservation Trust have expanded the Geometric Tortoise Preserve to protect the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
According to a new report on the status of the world’s primary forests, Ghana’s rainforest is rapidly disappearing. In 2018 alone, the country saw an alarming 60% decrease in primary rainforest. This was the highest percentage of rainforest loss of any tropical country. Land Clearing, Tropical Countries, Environmental Damage, Deforestation, Percentage, Forests
Ghana Lost Over Half of Its Rainforest in 2018, Rainforest Trust Refuge Expansion Combats Further Deforestation - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
According to a new report on the status of the world’s primary forests, Ghana’s rainforest is rapidly disappearing. In 2018 alone, the country saw an alarming 60% decrease in primary rainforest. This was the highest percentage of rainforest loss of any tropical country.
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Rainforest Trust
The Golden Toad went from 1,500 individuals to just 10 in only one year. What happened? And what have we learned since it was last sighted in 1989? Toad, Species, Golden, Learning, Studying, Teaching, Onderwijs
Thirty Years After the Last Golden Toad Sighting, What Have We Learned?
The Golden Toad went from 1,500 individuals to just 10 in only one year. What happened? And what have we learned since it was last sighted in 1989?
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Rainforest Trust
ASAVE Brasil staff member captured one of the only existing photographs of a juvenile Blue-eyed Ground-Dove, providing hope for this species. Southeastern, Beautiful Birds, Blue Eyes, Doves, State Parks
Blue-eyed Ground-dove Chick Spotted in Rainforest Trust Reserve - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest
ASAVE Brasil staff member captured one of the only existing photographs of a juvenile Blue-eyed Ground-Dove, providing hope for this species.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust