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Baby Orang-utan in the wild © Chris Perret / Naturesart.co.uk  

Borneo Rainforest Appeal tops £700,000 following Big Match Fortnight

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters World Land Trust (WLT) has achieved its greatest ever fundraising success by raising £685,152 for the Borneo Rainforest Appeal during Big Match Fortnight 2013. Taking into account donations to the appeal made before and after Big Match Fortnight, the appeal total now tops £700,000.The appeal target is one million pounds, and we are redoubling efforts to raise the remaining funds in 2014, WLT's 25th anniversary year.


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Three-toed Jacamar © Steve Cale    	
Podocarpus National Park Ecuador © NCI Ecuador    	
Fisherman Bat © Fundacion Pro Bosque

More Atlantic Rainforest saved in south east Brazil

Guapi Assu Ecological Reserve (REGUA) has added another 62 acres (25 hectares) of Atlantic rainforest to its protected area, thanks to funding from WLT.


Ecuador land purchase protects extraordinary diversity

WLT's support for the purchase of 390 acres (158 hectares) inside Ecuador’s Podocarpus National Park will provide a safe haven for the endangered Mountain Tapir.


Cerro Blanco Protected Forest is a bat heaven

Cerro Blanco, home to 32 recorded species of bat, including the Fisherman Bat has been designated an Area of Importance for the Conservation of Bats.

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Simon Barnes looking out of the window © Simon Barnes   Drawing of Rhea against a background of trees in the Chaco   Front cover of Africa Soundtrack CD

Alice in Wonderland meets The Jungle Book

Find out what Alice's dormouse and Rudyard Kipling's tiger have in common at an evening event introduced by Simon Barnes.
The Cut, 8 November 2013


Local & Global: art from around the world

Art by members of the Yshir community of Paraguay, will be on display alongside works by British artists in WLT gallery, Halesworth

Until 15 November 2013.



Sarah Class's Africa Soundtrack: win a signed copy!

Enter a competition to win a CD of the original soundtrack of the BBC documentary Africa, signed by the composer Sarah Class.

Ends 11 November 2013


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Controversial Conservation panel © WLT   Give as you live logo   Margay kitten in the forest of Sierra Gorda © Roberto Pedraza

Join the conservation debate

Issues that are rarely discussed outside conservation circles were raised publicly at Controversial Conservation, a debate held by WLT at the Royal Society on 14 October. Find out how you can contribute to the conversation.


Shop online and support WLT

Fundraising website Give as you Live has been hugely successful and has raised an incredible £4 million for charity since it launched in 2010 - and some of that total came to WLT thanks to supporters simply shopping online.


Buy an Acre for Christmas

A gift donation to WLT is the perfect Christmas gift: it's environmentally friendly, it's socially responsible, and most important, it will save rainforest and some of the most threatened animals and plants on Earth.


Ruth Canning

Ruth Canning, who has been Conservation Programmes Manager (Americas Region) for the past six years, had direct responsibility for managing all the Trust's Latin American projects. She has recently left WLT to pursue a career in conservation in Ireland.


Neil Williams

Neil Williams joined WLT in 2009 as Carbon Programme Officer. In this role he led on WLT's Carbon Balanced and helped develop the Carbon Balanced Paper programme. He contributed to WLT's REDD+ project in Paraguay and we wish him well in further developing his expertise.




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Rattle sanke curled up on leaves © Miguel Flores  

Rare rattle snake recorded

Abel Reséndiz, WLT's Keeper of the Wild in Mexico, had a recent rare sighting of a rattle snake on a survey of one of the Sierra Gorda reserves supported by WLT. Abel was with another ranger Miguel Flores, who took the photograph. Both rangers work for WLT's conservation partner in Mexico, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG). “The rangers found a charming rattle snake, as usual quite nice and gentle so they were able to shoot some photos,” reported Roberto Pedraza of GESG. “Crotalus totonacus is endemic to north east Mexico and endangered, so it is always nice to find one of them.”

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