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Male Orang-utan © Hutan / Mohd Daish Bin Kapar  

Big Match Fortnight exceeds expections

Following the great success of Big Match Fortnight, World Land Trust is making great progress in safeguarding the Keruak Corridor in Sabah, north east Borneo.

We still need to raise £275,000 to reach our overall goal of £1 million to complete the protection of the corridor. We shall be doing all we can to raise these funds over the next few months and we are confident that we shall meet our target, based on the support received so far.

 

 

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View of la Ceiba Forest © NCI Ecuador    	
Camera-trap image of the side of a Caucasian Leopard © FPWC    	
Image of Roach's Mouse-tailed Dormouse running down a tree © Halim Yalcin Diker

Buy an Acre protects threatened forest in Ecuador

The tropical dry forest reserve of La Ceiba in southern Ecuador has been extended by 133 acres (54 hectares), thanks to WLT's Buy an Acre funding.

 

Caucasian Leopard: special appeal update

Encouraged by the camera-trap recordings of a Caucasian Leopard earlier in the year, WLT continues to raise funds for habitat protection in Armenia.

 

Rare dormouse image wins Camera-trap Photo of the Year

An image of a Roach’s Mouse-tailed Dormouse wins top prize in BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Competition in association with WLT and Enterprise Plants.

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Beech Trees, autumn, Kites Hill © Mary McEvoy   Hard Hunting tonight by Steve Cale   Seven spot ladybirds by Kate and Hannah Breach

Celebrate National Tree Week, 23 November - 1 December 2013

During National Tree Week we recommend a visit to Kites Hill, an ancient Beech woodland in Gloucestershire, and the only reserve owned by WLT.

 

Kites Hill is open all year round

 

 

Silent Auction of Steve Cale’s Hard Hunting Tonight

Steve Cale has generously donated an original watercolour, Hard Hunting Tonight, to WLT to sell in a silent auction to raise funds for conservation

 

Until 20 December 2013 at 4pm

 

 

Surviving the Season: winter exhibition at WLT gallery

Frosty mornings, frozen landscapes and windswept seascapes provide the backdrop to the final exhibition of 2013 in WLT gallery.

 

Until 15 January 2014

 

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A Christmas gift donation will help save threatened habitats

Still working on your Chrismas present list? A gift donation to WLT is an original and inspiring present - and donations of £25 or more, made as a gift, come with a personalised Gift Pack.

 

Help save a rainforest – just by shopping online

In Christmas 2013 an estimated £17bn will be spent online. Yes, that's a huge amount of money. And, if you do your Xmas shopping online through Give as you Live, a donation will be made to WLT.

 

Scrap a car and give the proceeds to WLT

Thinking of scrapping your old car? Use Giveacar to dispose of a vehicle and the proceeds will be donated to WLT. You can donate all the proceeds, or give half to charity and keep half for yourself.

GENERAL UPDATES

Typhoon Haiyan spares Danjugan Island

Despite the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the marine reserve of Danjugan Island has been left unscathed. The island was saved from development by WLT supporters in 2000.

 

WLT celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014

Nearly 25 years ago WLT was launched on 8 May 1989 in the London Butterfly House. We have special events planned for the anniversary year, and if you feel able to raise funds there are lots of fundraising ideas on our website.

 

This month we said goodbye to Helen Briggs

For three and a half years Helen was WLT's Web Development Officer. She oversaw many developments to the website including a major redesign in 2013. Helen has moved on to a new job in Essex. We wish her very well.

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John Burton (left) and Paul Salaman (right) in the WLT offices Halesworth © WLT  

WLT-US changes its name to Rainforest Trust: the partnership continues

World Land Trust-US (WLT-US) has become the Rainforest Trust, following a decision by its board that a different name would better reflect their aims. Dr Paul Salaman, formerly Chief Executive of WLT-US and now Chief Executive of Rainforest Trust, said: “While our name has changed, our mission has not. Our dedication to protecting threatened places and species remains as solid as ever, as does our commitment to being one of the most cost-effective conservation organisations on the ground. We will retain close ties with World Land Trust."

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