The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games are fast approaching and Olympic gold medal winning rower Helen Glover is showing her support for World Land Trust’s Olympic Forest Reserve Appeal.
“There are less than 100 days until my Olympic final and it’s so exciting to think that while I’m counting down the days, we will also be getting closer to the goal of protecting Brazil’s forest. The Olympic Forest Reserve will be fantastic legacy for the 2016 Olympics,” said Helen.
The current World, Olympic and European champion for women’s coxless pairs, Helen is working hard to continue her run of success with rowing partner Heather Stanning at the Rio Olympics.
Protecting Brazil’s forests
The Olympic Forest Reserve will safeguard 221 acres (89.5 hectares) of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, an eco-region with astounding biodiversity that has been fragmented extensively due to the spread of agriculture and resulting deforestation.
This appeal aims to raise £40,000 to purchase the reserve by the time the Olympic Games draw to a close in late August 2016.
93 per cent of the Atlantic Forest has already been lost; and with your support World Land Trust and its Brazilian partner Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) can protect a parcel of this vital habitat through the Olympic Forest Reserve Appeal.
Update: Thanks to our generous supporters, we exceeded our £40,000 target and were able to safeguard the Olympic Forest.