Rainforest Foundation UK

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Rainforest Foundation UK [1]

"The Rainforest Foundation was founded in 1989 by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, after they saw first-hand the destruction of the Amazon rainforests, and the devastating impact it had on the lives of the indigenous peoples who lived there.

"The Foundation's first major initiative was to campaign for the protection of the lands of the Kayapo Indians in Brazilian Amazonia. This resulted in 1993 in the legal recognition and demarcation of an area of more than 27,359 square kilometers.

"Over the last 20 years the Foundation has expanded and diversified. Today there is the New York-based Rainforest Foundation Fund, which is generously backed by Sting. This provides funding, over USD 1.5 million in 2007, for three autonomous organisations - Rainforest Foundation US, Rainforest Foundation Norway, Rainforest Foundation UK. These organisations directly support projects in more than 20 countries that protect tropical rainforests and the people that live in them." [2]

For details of partners see 2006 Annual Review.


Accessed April 2009: [3]

  • Director: Simon Counsell
  • Programme Director: Dr Cath Long
  • Programme Coordinator Africa: Martijn Ter Heegde
  • Programme Officer, Central Africa Republic: Samuel Dieval
  • Policy Advisor, Forests and Climate: Nikki Reisch
  • Programme Advisor, Participatory GIS, Congo Basin: Handja Georges Thierry
  • Programme Officer:Emma Almeras
  • Interim Head of Fundraising: Jane Aldous
  • Press and Media Advisor: Clare Morgan
  • Events Coordinator: Matilde Ferone
  • Finance and Office Manager: Pat Fevre
  • Office Administrator: Adam Tucker
  • Africapacity Training Consultant (Bukavu, DRC): Jean de Dieu Wasso


Accessed April 2009: [4]


Web: http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org

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  1. [], Rainforest Foundation UK, accessed April 17, 2009.
  2. Who we are, Rainforest Foundation UK, accessed April 17, 2009.
  3. Staff, Rainforest Foundation UK, accessed April 17, 2009.
  4. Staff, Rainforest Foundation UK, accessed April 17, 2009.