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    Securing Freshwater for Whooping Cranes in Texas

    Protecting coastal habitats for Whooping Cranes in Texas is critical for the species, but cranes, like people, need freshwater to survive. Click here to learn how we are increasing freshwater access for cranes – and other wildlife – as salinities in coastal bays increase from growing upstream water use and drought.


    A New Population of Wattled Cranes in Ethiopia?

    “Congratulations. I am thrilled that you found such a substantial population of Wattled Cranes.”  Our Co-founder, George Archibald, wrote this note of congratulations to International Crane Foundation Research Associate, Hadis Tadele, after he discovered a possible new population of Wattled Cranes in Ethiopia – read more.


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  • Allarme fame in Africa: interveniamo con AGIRE e #nonsenzadite

    A 50 anni dalla carestia del Biafra, è ancora una volta allarme fame in Africa. I dati sono spaventosi, e purtroppo non accennano a migliorare: 30 milioni di persone in Sud Sudan, nel bacino del Lago Chad e nel Corno d’Africa non hanno cibo e acqua sufficienti per sopravvivere. Più di 1,5 milioni di bambini sono a rischio imminente di morte per denutrizione, malnutrizione e malattie correlate. AGIRE lancia la campagna #NONSENZADITE, per informare e sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica sulla gravità della crisi, ancora ignorata in Italia, e sostenere gli interventi umanitari nei paesi più colpiti. Insieme alle altre organizzazioni facenti parte di AGIRE, Oxfam è in prima linea nei paesi più colpiti, dove ogni giorno portia acqua, cibo, assistenza ai più vulnerabili come donne e bambini. L’obiettivo è salvare almeno 500mila persone.

  • Neo Ammico Mio

    "Neo Amico Mio" è un progetto di prevenzione dermatologica che nasce dal lavoro di squadra tra Rotary Club di Assisi, Associazione Umbra per la lotta Contro il Cancro onlus, Avis Umbria e Centro Servizi per il Volontariato di Perugia. Neo Amico Mio è patrocinato dall’Ordine dei Medici della Provincia di Perugia.

    Il progetto intende diffondere la cultura della prevenzione anche attraverso visite dermatologiche gratuite, mappature dei nevi e delle macchie sospette con dermoscopio ad epiluminescenza. Gli incontri si stanno svolgendo mensilmente in varie città umbre nelle sedi locali dei Rotary Club umbri, nelle sedi dei comitati cittadini dell’Aucc onlus e dei centri dell’Avis regionale.

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  • Role of immunisation in sustainable development and health resilience in Southeast Asia

    Marked on 24-30 April 2017, World Immunisation Week raises awareness about the importance of vaccines in protecting people against disease and the role of immunization in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This year is also represents half of the way through the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), which aims to provide universal access to immunisation by 2020 and avert millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases.

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunisation prevents almost 3 million deaths every year, however an estimated 19.4 million children worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines.

    Quality and use of data, better access to routine immunisation services for displaced populations, strong health systems and community involvement are some of the key challenges essential to achieving results in immunisation coverage. Integrating immunisation with other health services, such as postnatal care for mothers and babies as well as fostering health systems so that vaccines continue to be given even in times of crisis can help expand access to immunisation.

  • Education and Empowerment in Ecuador

    The new Tesoro Escondido Reserve, which was established in the Chocó ecoregion of Ecuador by Cambugán Foundation with the support of Rainforest Trust (in addition to Dr. Mika Peck of the University of Sussex and Scott Rasmussen Trust), provides a vital stronghold for one of the most threatened primates in the world: the Critically Endangered Brown-headed Spider Monkey. This reserve is also home to 44 percent of mammal species recorded in Ecuador (including Jaguars), threatened birds such as the Endangered Great Green Macaw and the Baudo Guan, as well as multiple Endangered amphibians.

    Within this biodiversity hotspot lies a research hub that provides opportunities for scientists and volunteers to work with local communities to monitor and record species residing in the reserve. Experience over the years with the Tesoro community has shown that involving local families in land protection and the research process positively affects attitudes toward the forests and visiting scientists, creating a sense of empowerment that ultimately leads to a common decision to conserve the environment.

  • Red Panda Sightings Inspire Conservation Work

    Intensely hunted for their unique russet-and-cream colored fur as well as their highly valued bushy tails, Red Pandas are becoming increasingly rare – particularly as their habitat is disappearing across Nepal. To help mitigate these threats, Rainforest Trust’s partner Red Panda Network (RPN) is dedicated to safeguarding habitat for these Endangered mammals through the creation of the 430,000-acre Red Panda Community Forest Reserve. While RPN’s work produces much-needed relief for Red Pandas from the pressures of hunting and habitat loss, the organization also provides an opportunity for community members to become engaged with conservation initiatives through employment as forest guardians. 

  • Save The Frogs Day - April 29th, 2017

    Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. The goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is the best way to make this happen!

  • WildAid - China's ivory shops and carving factories are closing their doors

    In a major step toward implementing its pledge to ban the ivory trade, China will close 67 carving factories and retail shops across the country on Friday, WildAid has learned. The first round of closures impacts about a third of all official shops and factories, according to documents released by China’s State Forestry Administration. 

    Late last year, China announced plans to stop all domestic ivory sales by the end of 2017. The country is currently the world’s largest market for elephant ivory products. Although international trade is prohibited, up to 30,000 elephants are killed illegally each year for their tusks.

    “These closures prove that China means business in closing down the ivory trade and helping the African elephant,” said Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid. “The price of ivory has dropped by two-thirds from previous highs, so it is now a very bad investment. We expect further drops as the full closure approaches at the end of the year.”