Saving threatened habitats worldwide

73rd World Land Trust Council Meeting

Thursday 19th March 2009

Finance and admin

  • WLT Premises (Blyth House): The Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of the WLT premises in Halesworth, Suffolk.

Development

  • The newly designed gift package for WLT supporters was circulated.
  • Donor Income: So far there was no significant falling off in regular giving in spite of economic concerns, although a change of pattern in giving had been noted.
  • New corporate contacts were still coming forward regularly, notably smaller companies with imaginative ideas for generating funds for conservation.

New projects approved by Trustees

  • Laguna Grande-Sarstún, Guatemala:  Trustees approved request for FUNDAECO for support for years 2 and 3 of the project presented at the previous meeting.
  • Restoration of the Bunduki Gap, Tanzania:  Approval was given for a proposal submitted by the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania for restoration of forest habitat adjoining two existing reserves.

Restoration Ecology Programme

  • Scottish and Southern Energy had signed a further 3 year agreement to fund habitat restoration through tree planting.
  • An agreement with Swire Pacific Offshore had been signed to provide a major verified, voluntary offset project

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