A recent application to grant-giving body, IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), has been successful, providing a much needed boost to the World Land Trust's fundraising efforts to protect the rapidly disappearing habitat of the Bornean Orang-utan.
The IUCN NL's 'Small Grants for the Purchase of Nature Programme', funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, has been running for many years now and has previously supported a number of WLT's other projects in India, Brazil and Paraguay, in efforts to purchase and protect threatened habitats and their endangered wildlife. Last week, IUCN NL notified WLT that it would be supporting this latest project to protect wild Orang-utans in Borneo, by giving a grant of 85,000 Euros (£67,000), a significant contribution to the £343,000 target that WLT needs to achieve.
It is hoped that with this funding injection, as well as generous donations from individual supporters (totalling a staggering £20,000 raised in just one month), that a down-payment can be made to secure the property, which would give WLT an additional 6 months to raise the balance of project funding.
Your support is still needed! Please remember that every contribution, no matter how small, will make a real difference and take us one step further to to make this essential project a reality.
For further information about this project, please see: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/projects/malaysia.htm
How to support the Orang-utan Appeal
- Donate online at Justgiving
- Phone the WLT office at +44 (0) 1986 874 422
- Send a cheque made payable to "WLT Orang-utan Appeal" to World Land Trust, Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AB, UK