The World Land Trust announced today the purchase of the first part of the Christopher Parsons Rainforest. The WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador, the Jocotoco Foundation has purchased (with funds from the WLT) approximately 2.5 square miles of forest, as part of a forest reserve being created in memory of the late Christopher Parsons. The reserve borders the most westerly tributary of the River Amazon, and is home to many rare and interesting species of wildlife.
Chris Parson was a Trustee of the World Land Trust, but had previously headed the BBC Natural History Unit, where he was producer of the world famous TV series 'Life on Earth'. His friend and colleague, Sir David Attenborough, launched the appeal for the memorial forest on July 3, and so far sufficient funds to buy at least 5 square miles have been raised, but it is hoped that even more will be raised.
For further information and making on line donations, as well as a library of photos, visit the World Land Trust web site at www.worldlandtrust.org