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Camera-trap revelation sheds new light on Caucasian Leopard

Patience has been rewarded. Finally, we can bring you camera-trap footage showing full body images of a male Caucasian Leopard in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. Knowing more about the leopard has focused the efforts of World Land Trust (WLT) to raise more funds to protect this and other leopards that make their home in the reserve.



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Living Tree © Roberto Pedraza Ruis    	
Asian elephants in India © WLT

2013, a memorable year

We hope you enjoy our review of the past 12 months, a year of land purchases, new discoveries and conservation success..


124 acres of cloud forest saved

Funds from WLT's Buy an Acre appeal have secured 124 acres (50 hectares) of cloud forest in Mexico's Sierra Gorda.


Elephant corridor declared

The Rewak-Emangre Corridor has been officially declared, consolidating WLT’s past success with the Siju-Rewak Corridor.

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Nick Baker © Kelly Jacobs   Monty Don and John Burton recording Shared Planet   Bearded Reedling by David Feather

Nick Baker supports WLT on Celebrity Mastermind

TV presenter and WLT supporter, Nick Baker is appearing on Celebrity Mastermind to raise funds for WLT’s Paraguay project.

BBC1, 31 December 2013, 7pm



John Burton appears on Radio 4's Shared Planet

John Burton, WLT's Chief Executive, is a guest on Radio 4's Shared Planet to discuss "Do we care too much about nature?"

Radio4, 31 December 2013, 11am



Surviving the Season: winter exhibition at WLT gallery

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

Until 15 January 2014


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WLT celebrates 25 years of conservation in 2014

We have a great opportunity in 2014 - WLT's 25th anniversary year - to do even more for wildlife. We encourage everyone who cares about the natural world to work with us to put conservation first in 2014.


There's still time to make a Christmas gift donation to WLT

Still Christmas shopping? Don't forget, WLT gift donations make great presents, and are still available in time for Christmas. Gift packs by post: order by Friday 20 December. Gift packs by email: order by Sunday 22 December.


Support those who support World Land Trust

Take a look at the list of companies that support WLT and you'll find makers of jewellery, skin care products, shoes, clothing, music and more - great gifts at any time of year, but especially at Christmas. Please support them.


This month Natalie Singleton joins WLT's programmes team

Natalie is a graduate in Environmental Sciences and became WLT's Assistant Programmes Officer in December


WLT is recruiting a Director of Development

For more information about a new post to spearhead WLT's fundraising programme,

Closing date: 20 January 2014


Trainee Web Development Officer

WLT is currently looking for a Trainee Web Developer. Job description on WLT website. Closing date: 10 January 2014.

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Mexican turkey © Roberto Pedraza Ruis  

This turkey is not for eating

If you’re sitting down to roast turkey for Christmas dinner, give a thought to the turkey's wild relatives and the habitats they depend on. The turkey that we eat at Christmas in the UK originates from a southern Mexican subspecies (Meleagris gallopavo gallopavo) and has been on our tables since the 16th century. The wild turkey was once common in the mountains of Mexico but has teetered on the brink of extinction. However, with protection, numbers are gradually increasing. The Mexican Wild Turkey pictured was photographed by Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), WLT's conservation partner in Mexico. It may be the first photographic record of this species in Querétaro state.

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