08 Nov Rainforest Trust CEO Dr. Paul Salaman visits Ed Newbold Store!
Posted from Seattle November 7, 2018
Delia and I have become huge fans of Rainforest Trust, a 30-year old organization that has safeguarded 18 million acres of rainforest all over the world. We like to give to Rainforest Trust right up to the point of financial pain (then we stop!). Here are some of the stats this scrappy little organization has managed to compile under the leadership of Salaman. It also gets a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator.
Here are some of the stats this scrappy little organization has managed to compile under the leadership of Salaman. It also gets a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator.
This organization does the hard work of identifying the most critical places to save from a biodiversity standpoint and identifying and working with local organizations to buy, create and maintain preserves. Some of the preserves then seek to incorporate eco-touring but not all are in places with enough tourism infrastructure.
On a recent day in late October CEO Dr. Paul Salaman visited the Ed Newbold store at the Pike Place Market. That’s Paul on the right in the picture on the top. I’m not sure who the guy is who was working the store that day in very late October, I’ll have to check my records. Paul and outreach coordinator Ryan Tractenburg were visiting Seattle and between visits with serious bigtime philanthropists, they were kind enough to stop by and say hello. The organization has recently published a book “Rainforest Conservation,” which draws attention to the reserves they have created in the first 30 years. Here is a link to this wonderful organization: