The Living Rainforest centre run by the charity the Trust for Sustainable Living has, like many charities, seen its income stream cut off
We are a small Berkshire based attraction where visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest environment – and explore how plants, animals, human needs, economies and cultures are all linked. The centre is home to over 850 species of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species of global conservation value.
You can find more about us at https://livingrainforest.org/
In normal times, we rely on income from visitors to enable us to continue to educate people about rainforests and pathways to a more sustainable future. Unfortunately however, while the Living Rainforest’s doors are shut due to Covid-19, our income streams have dried up. At this time of year we would normally have around 180 children on school visits coming through our doors every day. As you can imagine, it's all a bit quiet at the moment!
We are looking to raise £10,000 to care for our animals and plants for the next two months or until we can welcome our visitors again. We need funding to pay for food and heating and for the keepers to look after our animals and plants.
These are some of the animals you could help
Cinnamon - our Two-toed Sloth
Difficult to spot but a favourite with our visitors
Luigi - the Yellow-knobbed Currasow
Luigi likes to keep an eye on everyone as they walk round the exhibits
Edwin - our Channel-billed Toucan
Edwin enjoys plenty of fruit especially grapes
Rio - our rescue Green Iguana
Although a Green Iguana, Rio is mostly red
Many thanks for your support