The Rainforest Information Centre has just received a wonderful offer from Paul and Michelle Gilding: they will match $ for $ (up to A$10,000) whatever funds we can raise for the following 5 projects:
1 Supporting the Sarayaku community in the Ecuadorean Amazon in their struggle against incursion by the oil industry
2 Western Ghats Rainforest Protection, Kerala, India, the crown jewel of India’s biota
3 Goongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO), Victoria, Australia. Keeping up the proud tradition of Aussie forest activism
4 WOLF Forest Protection Movement, Slovakia protecting forests and wildlife
5 Protecting Singharaja rainforest, Sri Lanka , the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest
Paul & Michelle wrote: “Have long been a fan of your work, as a great representative of radical grass roots environmentalism, but the particular reason for this donation was knowing how hard it is for grass roots groups to get fast money when needed. So your "small grants fund" which has been funding environmental activists and campaigns around the world for decades was very appealing."
The Rainforest Information Centre is honoured by their generosity, the more so because of our admiration for Paul’s work (35 years of environmental and peace activism, former executive director of Greenpeace International and author of the influential book “The Great Disruption”.)
So … please donate generously. Australian donations are tax deductible. US donations of over $200 wishing to claim tax deductibility may be made via our US partners the Earthways Foundation
The Rainforest Information Centre (RIC), founded in 1981, was the first organisation in the world dedicated to rainforest conservation.
For 35 years we have been run by volunteers with all admin and overheads covered by a benefactor. This means that 100% of all your donations go to the projects you’re supporting. Please consider making a donation or, better yet, organise a regular monthly direct deposit. Donations are tax deductible in Australia and the U.S.
Several of our other projects are also still live on PlanetFunder:
A native tree nursery for the indigenous Katkari in Maharashtra, India
Stop destruction of mangroves and estuaries in Cambodia
Regeneration of the sacred mountain Arunachala in Tamil Nadu, India
Protecting the Los Cedros biological reserve in Ecuador’s cloudforest.
Thank you so much for your support for the Rainforest Information Center.
For the Earth
Ruth Rosenhek, John Seed, Kelvin Davies
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