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Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.

Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa

Help create wildlife corridors with the Durrell WIldlife Conservation Trust's Atlantic Rainforest Appeal

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The lush rainforest runs along the Atlantic coast and inland in southern Brazil.  It is home to many species and plants which are not found anywhere else on earth. 

The problem for wildlife is....

Sadly, a mere 12% of this huge landscape now persists in very fragmented pockets.  Towns, pastures and intensive farming have replaced the rainforest.  

Many species living there are threatened with extinction as they are living in small fragmented areas and so are becoming increasingly isolated.  These include the black lion tamarin, the jaguar, ocelot and puma.

One way to solve this problem...

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has an Atlantic Rainforest appeal which is aiming to create wildlife corridors and so joining fragmented areas of rainforest up.

From small things do great things grow....
From small things do great things grow....
©Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell wants to protect this ecosystem by creating wildlife corridors to join up the fragmented bits. They will do this by planting trees to connect the Morro do Diabo State Park to isolated forest fragments to the north, thus reconnecting wildlife.

In doing this project, Durrell is working with their partners at the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPE).

You can help restore this rainforest by planning 17,000 trees and in creating sustainable livelihoods for local people and neutralize about 2,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

The trees will be planted in community nurseries, planted by local people – so giving them sustainable livelihoods.  People and wildlife will win through this project.

Help wildlife such as the black lion tamarin, the jaguar, the puma, and ocelot
Help wildlife such as the black lion tamarin, the jaguar, the puma, and ocelot
©Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell say that:

  • £25 will help the local community plant five trees and nurture them for 5 years
  • £500 will run a community nursery for a week
  • £15,000 will pay for a forest and community officer to oversee the pojrect for a year
  • £85,000 will rebuild 1,000 metres of wildlife corridor connection forest fragments.

Every £ counts!  

Join in the appeal to create wildlife corridors to help wildlife thriveJoin in the appeal to create wildlife corridors to help wildlife thrive
©Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

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