Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust
The Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust (BART) was registered as a UK Charity number 1079038 in January 2000 for the purpose of supporting the protection and preservation of the Atlantic Forest of south-east Brazil. The original trustees who created BART were Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, Robin Hanbury-Tenison and the late Keith Bromley.
Since then, BART has donated over 2.5 million pounds to the Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) towards land purchase, operational equipment and salaries, research, education and the purchase and refurbishment of a farmhouse which has become the lodge.
As REGUA has grown, the need for BART to support the operational costs has reduced significantly, and the current focus is more on raising funds for land purchase. BART meets at least twice a year at the Linnean Society in Piccadilly, London where it reviews the project’s progress and agrees how best it can continue to support the work. The Secretary, Alan Martin, visits REGUA twice a year and acts as the main interface between the trustees and the project team in Brazil.
The current trustees of BART are:
Lindsay Bury (Chairman)
Dr Jerry Bertrand
Dr John Feltwell
Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE DL
Anastasios Paul Leventis
Robert Locke ALI
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance