We’re Wild About Mothers

Published: May 2012

We’re celebrating the special bond between mothers and their cubs, pups and more. Take a few moments to “ooh and aah” over these sweet photos and learn a bit about the Rainforest Alliance’s work around the globe.

Koalas and their young -- called “joeys” -- are native to Australia, where the Rainforest Alliance is working to protect wildlife habitat.

Through a free educational curriculum for grades K-8, the Rainforest Alliance helps children to better understand and appreciate nature’s many wonders -- like the fact that no two zebras’ stripes are the same, just like humans’ fingerprints.

Across Africa, home of the cheetah, the Rainforest Alliance is helping to train cocoa farmers in responsible growing practices. These farmers -- many of them women -- will help protect their environment and be able to earn a sustainable livelihood.

American black bears are found throughout the Canadian Boreal Forests, where the Rainforest Alliance is studying how Forest Stewardship Council® certification has affected aboriginal communities.

Fewer than 800 Mountain Gorillas remain in the wild in Uganda, due to the rapid destruction of their natural forested habitat. To help reverse deforestation, the Rainforest Alliance is working with the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), which has organized the planting over 1.5 million native trees in critical conservation areas.

Eco-conscious travelers can get a glimpse of the Galapagos Islands’ exotic wildlife, like these sea lions by choosing sustainable tour operators and lodges listed on the Rainforest Alliance’s SustainableTrip.org website.

In Kenya, home of the iconic African lion, thousands of tea farmers have earned the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, which means they are protecting the natural environment and supporting the well-being of communities.

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