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Orang-utan in trees. © Hutan.  

Success for Borneo Rainforest Appeal

The Borneo Rainforest Appeal has now raised £885,000 for World Land Trust’s (WLT) Keruak Corridor project on the north bank of the Kinabatangan River. When all 26 properties in the corridor are secure, Orang-utans will be able to roam across more than 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of forest, boosting their long-term chances of survival. Thanks to the success of the appeal, 21 of the properties have now been purchased. Please help us raise £115,000 to secure the remaining five properties.

 

 

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Nick Baker with armadillo in the Chaco. © Andrea Ferreira / Guyra Paraguay.   Black-and-chestnut Eagle. © Luis Recalde / Fundación Jocotoco.   Caucasian Leopard lying in long grass, camera-trap still. © FPWC.

Nick Baker calls for a halt to deforestation in Paraguay

TV presenter Nick Baker has appealed to the people of Paraguay to protect the Gran Chaco from deforestation during a trip to Paraguay organised by WLT and Guyra Paraguay.

 

WLT funds extension of Andean forest reserve

WLT has part funded an 89 acre (36 hectare) extension to Narupa Reserve in north east Ecuador, home to rare species including the globally threatened Black-and-chestnut Eagle.

 

Cast your vote to save the Caucasian Leopard

A WLT project to safeguard the Caucasian Leopard has been shortlisted for a public vote organised by the European Outdoor Conservation Association. Voting period 17-31 March 2014. 

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REGUA staff load young trees on to a trailer. © Alan Martin.   Iranian Cheetah Society logo. © ICS.   Andean Condor at Antisanilla. © Andrea Barrionuevo.

REGUA plants a record 80,000 trees in the Atlantic Rainforest

This year 80,000 trees will be planted at Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Assu (REGUA), breaking all previous annual tree planting records for the reserve.

 

 

Iranian Cheetah Society becomes new WLT partner

WLT is in the process of agreeing a partnership with the Iranian Cheetah Society, Iran’s longest established NGO still active in wildlife conservation.

 

 

Fundación Jocotoco completes Antisanilla purchase

A stronghold of Andean Condors is now safe, following the purchase of Hacienda Antisanilla on the western slopes of the Antisana Volcano in central Ecuador.

 

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Elephant and calf in northern India. © David Bebber.   Oak tree near Glemham. © WLT.   Otter at Thetford. © Martin Woodcock.

Remember wild family bonds on Mother's Day

To celebrate Mother's Day, we highlight the maternal love shown by the female cow elephant. A gift donation to a WLT project that protects elephants is a perfect Mother’s Day present.

Mother's Day (UK) 30 March 2014

 

 

Promise to the Planet: WLT competition

Send us your Promise to the Planet and you could win a copy of The Promise signed by author and WLT Ambassador Nicola Davies and illustrator Laura Carlin. Terms and conditions apply.

Closing date 15 March 2014

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Thetford otters feature in WLT gallery's current exhibition

Creatures Great & Small at WLT gallery celebrates the diversity of the animal kingdom, with a focus on otters, which are now regularly seen in Thetford in Norfolk, not far from the gallery in Halesworth.

Until 7 March 2014

 

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Support WLT wherever 2014 takes you

The good news is we can all support WLT by booking holidays, flights, hotels and train tickets online through Give as you Live.

 

Enjoy a jolly good read and raise funds for WLT

E-books, kids' books, picture books... enjoy a range of books by WLT's supporting authors, and help raise funds for WLT. 

 

Make 2014 the year you become an Anniversary Fundraiser

If you would like to raise funds for us, please get in touch. We are still seeking Anniversary Fundraisers and will give you help and support.

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Camera-trap image of a Jaguar in Sierra Gorda. © GESG.  

BIAZA Buy an Acre: new funding initiative announced

In 2014 zoos, aquariums and their visitors will be able to support a land purchase initiative announced at the end of February by World Land Trust and BIAZA (the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums). The project – BIAZA Buy an Acre – aims to raise £10,000 to save 100 acres of land in Sierra Gorda, Mexico, in partnership with WLT’s Mexican partner Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG). To complement the initiative, BIAZA staff will raise funds for a camera-trap to capture images of Sierra Gorda, which will be shown on the BIAZA website.Pictured left, a camera-trap image of a Jaguar in Sierra Gorda recorded by GESG.

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