It’s true! You (your family, friends, classmates) can protect a bit of the globally endangered rainforest environment.
Through the fine efforts of the Rainforest Foundation (a well-established nonprofit organization, based in New York) . . . check out this wonderful program. It allows you to donate small amounts of money to support indigenous rights and the environment through the purchase and protection of rainforest lands.
An especially wonderful book is Don’t Judge a Bird by its Feathers, by Tori Nighthawk. A picturebook for young readers, it is set in the rainforests of New Guinea. The illustrations are bright and bold, and the story carries a great message for kids. Best of all, it was written and illustrated by a young author, 13-year-old Tori Nighthawk.
When I arrived at what I came to think of as “Doyli’s Island,” I wasn’t even aware that a young girl lived there. The first person I met there was a man named Gilberto. Paul, our Amazonian guide, explained to us that Gilberto had turned his island home into a monkey sanctuary, where he devoted…
“DOYLI TO THE RESCUE: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon is a delightful book for all ages. It is the best kind of nonfiction – engaging as well as informative…. Burnham shows us how even young children can make a difference in the world, and offers ideas on ways to help protect wild animals. Young and old alike will be enthralled with this book.” – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Children’s Book Author