It is with great sadness that we share the news that many of you have already heard: two of TREE Foundation’s mentors and supporters passed away this week. While we mourn the loss, we celebrate the amazing contributions these two men made to the world — and, so generously, to our organization.

Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D., TREE Foundation’s Honorary Chairman of the Board, was undoubtedly the biggest global voice for Amazon rain forest conservation.

Read this loving tribute from National Geographic:


Remembering Explorer at Large Dr. Thomas Lovejoy




Dr. Edward O. Wilson was an internationally renowned ant biologist and conservation biologist who inspired TREE Foundation’s MISSION GREEN initiative, and kindly served as our founding science advisory chair.




Along with the entire world, we will miss these friends and important voices for biodiversity.