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From setting up our first partnership between LMAX Group and the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Inc (PRRCFI) to our founder Rhoda Phillips securing an exclusive interview with a local newspaper, we couldn’t be prouder of everything we’ve achieved in just a few short months.

FinTech focus

Back in January our press launch caught the attention of a number of publications across a broad spectrum of sectors, ranging from fintech to the environment. The fintech press were the first to cover our launch: The Fintech Times, followed shortly after by Stocks News.

It has been great to see how we are reaching others through the connections we have made under the ACE partnership – here, specifically thanks to our work with global fintech company LMAX Group.

On the green scene

Soon after, environmental publications like Environment Journal and Green Business Journal  followed suit, breaking news of our launch across their respective platforms. We were delighted: we hold the environment very close to our hearts here at Communities for Nature, and to be able to share our knowledge and mission with other like-minded people within the green community means so much to us.

The Chiswick Calendar

Most recently, Rhoda was interviewed by Bridget Osborne, Editor of The Chiswick Calendar, where she had the opportunity to share how she set off on the path that led her to Communities for Nature.

Taking Bridget on a whistle stop tour of how she fell in love with Danjugan Island in the early 2000s, Rhoda spoke of her time as the island’s manager in 2001, and its history of various efforts to preserve the island’s precious flora and fauna – ranging from the fight to save the island’s ‘eagle tree’, where pairs of white bellied sea eagles had been nesting since 1974; to the time Rhoda boarded an illegal fishing boat, refusing to leave until the authorities had arrived.

A quick thank you…

Rhoda’s dedication to protecting the environment is shared by all of us at Communities for Nature, and we are well and truly committed to doing everything we can to preserve the beauty of our natural world. But we couldn’t have made it this far without the help of our friends and supporters.

We’d like to take this chance to thank all of you who have been involved in our journey to a more sustainable future. We look forward to what lies ahead – 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year.


Photo by Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation 

This week, with the release of our new website, we are now ready to share our story and begin to galvanise action on environmental challenges around the world.   

Our vision is to support communities working with nature to build a sustainable future for all.  

Our aim is to facilitate long term, productive relationships between corporate supporters and individual communities seeking input on projects linked to the environment or sustainable development.  

As we build our network of supporters and communities around the world, our focus will be on bringing communities and their supporters together to co-create solutions that deliver results. Every project we back will deliver on environmental education, conservation or regeneration; or around sustainable economic activity.   

This is a fresh approach, but through our long-standing connection with the PRRCFI we have seen just how effective it is when local communities lead the way in establishing front line educational and environmental projects.  

What happens next?  

With the LMAX / PRRCFI partnership up and running and already delivering results we’re actively exploring new opportunities.  

If you are a corporate looking for a chance to make a meaningful difference in conservation or sustainable development we want to hear from you.  

If you’re a community with a project you would like to get off the ground, then contact us.  

Let’s build a sustainable future for us all.  

Photo by Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation 

Communities for Nature has helped arrange a new partnership between LMAX Group, the global financial technology company and the leading independent operator of multiple institutional execution venues for FX and crypto currency trading, and the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PRRCFI).

This one year ‘Actions for Communities and Environment’ partnership between the UK-based financial tech company and Filipino Foundation was announced earlier this year, just as PRRCFI was celebrating 28 years of its conservation work. In a fitting recognition of this legacy, the new partnership with LMAX will allow PRRCFI to both continue and strengthen its leading conservation and educational work and realise its vision of wildlife and people in harmony for a sustainable future. 

Funding from the new joint initiative will be channelled into education on sustainable development and providing local communities with the tools for ecotourism. This will include sustainability scholarships, conservation research, and capacity-building sessions and equipment support for ecotourism. 

PRRCFI works with local communities in the marine protected area of Danjugan Island, Brgy. Bulata, Cauayan, and Negros Occidental, in the Philippines on a whole range of biodiversity conservation, education and sustainable development initiatives. You can read more about PRRCFI’s work and history here.

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