Creating Biodiversity Reserves in the Solomon Islands – 2017

Solomon Flying Fox

The Solomon Islands are a chain of hundreds of forested islands located east of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. On the islands of Teanu and Tinakula, rainforests provide habitat for a number of endemic and endangered species. Tinakula, an active volcano, is home to the Santa Cruz Ground Dove (Endangered), the Temotu Flying Fox (Endangered), Palm Lorikeet, Rosewood, … Read More

Preserving Forest Habitat in Sumatra – 2016

On the island of Sumatra, forests are being logged for pulp and paper production, and illegal oil palm plantations. A large surviving block of forest in the vicinity of Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in central Sumatra provides home to a wealth of wildlife, including Sumatran Elephants, Sumatran Orangutans, 30 of the remaining 400 Sumatran Tigers, and many other threatened species … Read More

Helping to preserve Indri habitat on Madagascar – 2015

Indri, Madacascar

Critically endangered lemurs and amphibians cling to survival in the rainforests of eastern Madagascar, one of Earth’s major biodiversity hotspots. In the island’s Moramanga District, threats from extractive industries and unregulated subsistence agriculture pose dire risks to wildlife, including the Indri, the world’s largest surviving lemur species. FIF’s grant to the Rainforest Trust will help this organization purchase land and … Read More