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£3,240raised of £2,250 target by 127 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,240 to establish a grove of 500-600 native trees in the Atlantic forest of Brazil, at a reserve run by REGUA - A fabulous conservation project!

    Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest
    Funded on Monday, 4th December 2017

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    Stuart Housden is leaving the RSPB-please come and celebrate with him!
    After 41 years & 3 months give or take, Stuart is retiring from the RSPB.

    Stuart would be delighted if you could help him celebrate the next phase of his endeavours and life at a gathering of friends, colleagues and those he has worked alongside in his long and varied career in the world of conservation. Even if you can't join him a message and a contribution to his favourite project would be much appreciated.

    Stuart has requested that he does not want a gift-but instead if you felt able to help him establish a grove of 500-600 native trees at a wonderful restoration project in the highly endangered rainforest of coastal Brazil-where only 7% of this biodiverse habitat survives, he would be extremely grateful. For the price of a pint of beer, a native tree can be grown from seed, and established on protected land at REGUA-see link

    500 is equal-more or less to the number of months Stuart has worked for RSPB-initially 17 years at the UK HQ in Bedfordshire, followed by 23+ years as the Director of RSPB Scotland!

    Thank you so much and we hope Stuart can help some of the amazing endemic birds like those-listed as endangered or vulnerable by IUCN, to have a more secure home for the Future!

    Remember just £3.50 secures the collection of a seed from the forest, growing on in the nursery at REGUA , and then establishment on protected ground where the forest can expand. Please do be generous! All monies raised will be sent to REGUA via the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust charity number 1079038 (E/Wa).

    Lastly why not visit REGUA yourself and become inspired at this good news story, in a region where so many threats to the environment and wildlife occur.

    Any extra funds raised over the target will of course be used to plant more trees!! Lets see how many more we can plant! Thank you!



    • Stuart Housden7 months ago
      Stuart Housden

      Stuart Housden

      7 months ago

      Thanks to all 127 supporters, plus a few who donated direct to me, for the superb achievement in raising funds for nearly 1000 trees to help restore the rainforest at #REGUA in Rio state #Brazil. Next up will be a visit next year to get involved in the planting programme! Thanks everyone! Best wishes, Stuart

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    • Stuart Housden8 months ago
      Stuart Housden

      Stuart Housden

      8 months ago

      Just clearing my office after 41 years plus with RSPB..and going home confidant that together we have helped establish a veritable woodland, which will store carbon and protect wildlife for generations to come! Grateful thanks to every 123 of you!

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    • Stuart Housden9 months ago
      Stuart Housden

      Stuart Housden

      9 months ago

      These Capybara ( The worlds largest rodents) just love the restored wetlands and wet woodland areas at #REGUA. The funds generously donated by friends, colleagues and some complete strangers will ensure that 470+ bird species, 61 mammal sp, and over 200 sp of dragonflies (one of the best places for Odonata in Sth. America!) will prosper, thanks to the planting programme you have helped fund via #Justgiving Thank you so much for your generosity, kind words and encouragement. Stuart

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    Page last updated on: 12/5/2017 1:14 PM



    • Bruce Quin

      Bruce Quin

      Nov 16, 2017

      Hi Stuart. Thanks again for the Scotland ticket. I had a wonderful day.Glad to see that you are well past your target. Excellent cause. Thanks, Bruce


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    • Dieter Hoffmann

      Dieter Hoffmann

      Oct 20, 2017

      Thanks for all you have done to conserve nature. It has been a privilege to work with you. Enjoy your retirement. Dieter


    • louise PM

      louise PM

      Oct 20, 2017

      Congratulations on a fantastic career saving Nature and the continued inspiring ideas and commitment. A Wonderful project !


    • Kate Jennings

      Kate Jennings

      Oct 20, 2017

      Lovely idea for a leaving present!


    • Martin Harper

      Martin Harper

      Oct 20, 2017

      May your forest grow from strength to strength and provide another lasting legacy from that great historical beast of the RSPB...


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