Seattle, WA, August 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The San Rafael rainforest is a biodiversity hotspot, with more than 310 bird species and such mammal species in the region as the Giant Armadillo, Bushdog, Lowland Tapir, Tamandua, Maned Wolf, Dwarf Red-Brocket Deer, and Oncilla.
Although San Rafael is a designated National Park in Paraguay, much of the land inside the park boundaries remains under private ownership, and is under threat of forest clearance to make way for agricultural production, logging, and unsustainable hunting for subsistence and trade. To help preserve this important region, The Rainforest Site has created a Gift That Gives More™ to benefit the World Land Trust’s efforts to buy this land and place it under permanent protection from future development.
Each $50 “Protect San Rafael Rainforest” Gift purchased by a visitor to The Rainforest Site will help protect the plants, birds, and animals of San Rafael. With their full-color downloadable certificates of acknowledgment, Gifts That Give More™ make meaningful waste-free presents.
More About the World Land Trust
The World Land Trust is an international conservation organization that takes direct action to save rainforest and other biologically important lands. Since its foundation in 1989, WLT has helped purchase and protect over 375,000 acres of tropical forests, coral reefs, coastal steppes, and ancient woodlands. WLT includes local people and local partner organizations in every step of the process to create long-term sustainability for its projects.
Currently, the WLT is working with Guyra Paraguay and the San Rafael Conservation Alliance to preserve rainforest land in Paraguay. If adequate funding can be raised, Guyra Paraguay will purchase and protect 15,000 hectares as a core private reserve and place conservation easements or other protective devices on another 25,000 hectares.
More on The Rainforest Site (www.therainforestsite.com)
Originally launched in May 2000, The Rainforest Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific ecological need: the preservation of the world’s rainforests. The Rainforest Site is part of the GreaterGood Network of websites.
The Rainforest Site’s Click to Give program supports Rainforest2Reef, Rainforest Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and World Land Trust-US.
In 2007, clicks on The Rainforest Site funded the preservation and protection of more than 348 million square feet of rainforest (995.9 acres or 403 hectares) and the habitats of tens of thousands of plant and animal species. The results for 2008 are available at www.therainforestsite.com, and are updated daily.
The Gifts That Give More™ program allows visitors to The Rainforest Site to make a direct donation to a specific charity or program. Recent Gifts include preservation of orangutan habitat in Sumatra and planting trees in the Monarch Reserve of Mexico.
More on GreaterGood Network
The GreaterGood Network of Click to Give websites include: The Animal Rescue Site (theanimalrescuesite.com), The Breast Cancer Site (thebreastcancersite.com), The Child Health Site (thechildhealthsite.com), The Hunger Site (thehungersite.com), The Literacy Site (theliteracysite.com), and The Rainforest Site (therainforestsite.com). Approximately 4 million unique visitors view these websites each month.