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Small Island Rainforest exhibit donors honoured

silaunch1Key donors to the Living Rainforest’s new Small Island Rainforests glasshouse were honoured at a special event yesterday evening marking the recent completion of the exhibit earlier this month.

The small islands exhibit was created with generous support from the Greenham Common Trust, the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, the Englefield Charitable Trust, the WF Southall Trust, the North Wessex Downs AONB and many individual supporters.

The Trust for Sustainable Living’s trustees and executive director Karl Hansen took the opportunity to thank representatives including Chris Boulton from the Greenham Common Trust, Richard Benyon MP from the Englefield Charitable Trust and Rose Somerset from the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as individual donors Fiona Benjamin and Richard Woodward.

Phillippine water monitor

The recently-opened Small Island Rainforests exhibit includes a stunning Philippine Water Monitor enclosure, rock pools featuring Asian Mudskippers, Crabs and Shrimp, free-ranging butterflies and small island flora including Mangroves, Coconut Trees and unusual Palms.

The exhibit highlights how small island rainforests are under threat from climate change and a warming world. It will be used to help extend the Living Rainforest’s educational programming for visiting schools and the general public.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 4:39 pm and is filed under News.

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