World Land Trust-US
NGO founded: 1989
Partnership formed: 2006
Our joint mission is summarized as follows: to secure and manage for conservation, land that is important for biodiversity around the world, especially threatened habitats and species, by working through local partners.
WLT-US was established in 1989 as the World Parks Endowment, over the years World Land Trust (WLT) liaised closely with them on consolidating conservation efforts with shared programme partners. In 2005, World Parks indicated they would welcome a more formalised partnership and in 2006 the WLT trustees approved the change of their name to World Land Trust-US driven by a shared mission and vision.
Partnership with WLT
WLT and WLT-US work in many of the same places and fund many of the same partners, including: REGUA, FUNDAECO, Asociación Armonia, Fundación ProAves and Fundación Jocotoco. Together we have helped create and permanently protect reserves throughout Central and South America. WLT and WLT-US meet regularly to discuss collaboration on conservation projects to ensure the best use of combined funding.
Projects with WLT
WLT and WLT-US have jointly contributed to the protection of reserves in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay.
Other projects and activities
- WLT-US has been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over four million acres of habitats across Central and South America. A full list WLT-US projects can be found on their website.
Awards and achievements
- WLT-US has a four star rating with Charity Navigator.
- WLT-US has recieved the Seal of Excellence from the Independent Charities of America.
CEO: Paul Salaman
25 Horner Street
Warrenton, VA 20186