Special event will celebrate Bath rainforest charity’s three decades of conservation across the globe

March 13, 2024

Bath-based charity Rainforest Concern, which has helped to protect more than 5m acres of rainforest around the world, is marking its 30th anniversary with a special event in the city.

Staged in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, the event at the Holburne Museum is next Thursday,  21 March – which is UN International Day of Forests. 

It will feature a talk from Rainforest Concern trustee and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew honorary researcher Oliver Whaley, who has worked in Latin America for much of his life.

Based in Great Pulteney Street, Rainforest Concern preserves threatened natural habitats and has a portfolio of wildlife and habitat conservation projects in Latin America, India and Romania.

These range from turtle conservation in Costa Rica to environmental education in Colombia and the protection of spectacled bears and endangered eagles in the Tropical Andes. 

The charity is funded entirely by grants, donations, annual membership programmes and sponsorship schemes, including its popular Sponsor an Acre of Rainforest project.

Meanwhile, its forest twinning initiative invites UK landowners to twin their land with the purchase of an equivalent area of rainforest to create ecological corridors connecting protected areas in some of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.

Rainforest Concern’s corporate partners include Bath-based international landscape architecture firm Grant Associates and leadership consultancy Renewal Associates, which twinned its 12-acre Sirius Woods at Rush Hill, planted with the help of Bath schoolchildren 20 years ago, with the purchase of 12 hectares of rainforest to expand Rainforest Concern’s 6,600-acre Neblina Reserve in the heart of the Tropical Andes.

For tickets to Rainforest Concern’s 30th anniversary event on 21 March, click here For more information about Rainforest Concern, visit www.rainforestconcern.org

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