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Britain’s rainforests got a boost: insurance firm helps restore rare native rainforests

It might surprise readers that Britain even has temperate rainforests, but fragments of these habitats remain along the Atlantic coast – and this week a project launched to expand them. 

The Wildlife Trusts, a conservation charity, embarked on a 100-year initiative to protect and enlarge Britain’s temperate rainforests, thanks to a £38m donation from the insurance firm Aviva. 

Rainforests grew all along the Atlantic coast of Britain hundreds of years ago, but now cover less than 1 percent of the island. They are …

Source video: The Woodland Trust on Youtube

Source image: Wojsyl / Wikimedia

Source text: Aviva.com

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