Archive | August, 2008

Rainforest blogger? Geriatric? Me?

31. August 2008

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Rainforest blogger? Geriatric? Me?

If you’re the person responsible for writing Roge’s Rainforest Blog, perhaps the first thing you ought to do is establish your rainforest conservation credentials. So, if you’ll bear with me for a couple of paragraphs or so, I’ll try and…

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Working for good, is it for you?

23. August 2008

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Working for good, is it for you?

At CTF everyone involved works on a pro bono basis, not a single penny of donations is spent on administration overhead, everything goes to land purchase or other projects. It’s the same with many of the projects we raise money…

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How is Rainforest purchased?

23. August 2008

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How is Rainforest purchased?

We asked Dan Janzen, President of the Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund, how they identify the people who currently own the rainforest that they purchase for conservation. See what he has to say. The land purchases (more than 300 in the…

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Rare day-flying moth spotted

22. August 2008

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Rare day-flying moth spotted

Dan Janzen has sent us an image he has taken of a Male day-flying moth Xanthocastnia evalthe in the family Castniidae, about 2 inch wingspan. While exploring the edge of the old-growth rain forest in central Sector A on 20 May 2008, I spotted this…

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Something to say?

18. August 2008

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Something to say?

Here at CTF we have a core of writers who are working with us to produce blogs from the areas we work with as well as articles from notible conservationists. However, we are always on the look out for interesting…

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Top Tips for saving energy

11. August 2008

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Top Tips for saving energy

We were reading an article on the Guardian Online, and it got us thinking. We wondered if CTF supporters have any top tips that they use around the home or office to reduce their carbon foot print? Aside from the usual…

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Tropical Forest expedition in Costa Rica

6. August 2008

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This video is an info-mercial for Global Vision International, they run expeditions all over the world, some of which hit the rainforests that we raise money for. Check out their site for scientific trips into the rainforest. You need to a…

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Black Caiman – Getting by with a little help from it’s friends

4. August 2008

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Black Caiman – Getting by with a little help from it’s friends

The Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is the largest South American crocodile and the Amazon’s biggest predator. But despite its size and power it can be hunted with ease and the species has been reduced in numbers by 99% over the last…

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Jatun Sacha Biological Station

1. August 2008

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Jatun Sacha Biological Station

The 7,500 acre forest, designated in the early 1990's as the Second World Children's Rainforest reserve, is situated in the narrow Tropical Wet Forest Life Zone of Eastern Ecuador, where the Eastern slopes of the Andes merge into the vastness of the Amazon basin.

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