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World Land Trust eBulletin March 2014
Vote now for saving Armenias Leopard © Misad/Dreamstime.com.  

You can help us save Armenia's leopard

Saving Armenia's Leopard - a project to conserve habitat for the endangered Caucasian Leopard in Armenia - has received more than 5,000 votes in an online poll organised by the European Outdoor Conservation Association. This puts the project in the lead but, with six more days of voting until the poll closes on 31 March 2014, we are not complacent. The project with the most votes will win a grant of €30,000 (£25,000), which will make a real difference to Caucasian Leopard conservation in Armenia.

 

Please register your vote before 31 March!

 

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Geoffroys Spider Monkey. © Anton Ivanov.   A variety of Chuquiraga found in Yanta. © NCPeru.   Guilbert Olaya, ranger at Cazaderos Reserve, Southern Ecuador. © NCEcuador.

Puro donation protects cloud forest in Honduras

Puro Fairtrade Coffee is funding the purchase of an area of cloud forest measuring 215 acres (87 hectares) in the Volcán Pacayita Reserve in western Honduras.

 

WLT supports community reserve in Peru

WLT is funding a project to help create a community reserve for landowners of Yanta in northern Peru, in partnership with Naturaleza y Cultura Peru.

 

CCF confirms ongoing support for Cazaderos ranger

Chessington Conservation Fund has agreed to sponsor a ranger in Cazaderos Reserve in southern Ecuador for the second year running, in partnership with WLT. 

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White-backed   Epidobates anthonii frog with tadpoles on its back. © Nigel Simpson   Katharine and David Lowrie in South America. © Katharine and David Lowrie.

Guyra Paraguay selected for ecotourism project

Guyra Paraguay, WLT's partner in Paraguay, has been chosen to help develop an international ecotourism project with a focus on birdwatching.

 

 

Publication reveals Ecuador’s extraordinary herpetofauna

A collaboration between two of WLT's partners in Ecuador has inspired the publication of a detailed inventory of amphibian and reptile species.

 

 

Katharine and David Lowrie go the distance for conservation

In 2013 one intrepid couple ran the length of South America - from Chile to Venezuela, via Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil - to fundraise for conservation. That's 6,504 miles!.

 

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Nicola Davies holds up a copy of The Promise © WLT.   The front cover illustration of Song of the Golden Hare © Jackie Morris.   Norfolk Birdfair programme front cover

The Promise: storytelling and craft activities on 16 April

Author Nicola Davies will be in Halesworth Library on Wednesday 16 April for two outreach sessions on The Promise, the subject of the current exhibition at WLT gallery.

Exhibition: until 25 April 2014

 

 

Golden Hare exhibition opens at WLT gallery on 3 May

Jackie Morris's Song of the Golden Hare is the subject of an exhibition opening at WLT gallery on 3 May. On display will be illustrations and studies for the book.

Exhibition: 3 May-13 June 2014

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Join us at Norfolk Bird Fair at Mannington Hall on 17/18 May

WLT will have a stand at Norfolk's first Bird Fair. Staff will be on hand to talk to the public about WLT projects that are safeguarding rare birds throughout the world.

Norfolk Bird Fair: 17/18 May 2014

 

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Workplace bring and buy sales: a great way to raise funds

WLT supporter Wendy Rushton describes an easy, fun way to raise money for charity. “Any office, large or small can do this. All you need is a table and a few bits and pieces to start with!”

 

Give as you Live: corporate social responsibility in action

WLT calls on companies to encourage staff to use Give as you Live for online shopping. It is a simple way to raise funds for WLT and will add value to any corporate social responsibility programme.

 

Anniversary Fundraisers: will you help raise funds for WLT?

We are inviting individual supporters to join a special group of Anniversary Fundraisers who pledge to raise funds for WLT in 2014. Please contact us for more information.

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Puma caught on camera-trap in Sierra Gorda. © GESG.  

Puma captured on camera-trap in Sierra Gorda

Many reserves supported by WLT are home to big cats, but sightings of them are rare and always a cause for celebration. In late February, a camera-trap in La Tinaja reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda recorded a puma (pictured left). The camera-trap was monitored by Abel Reséndiz, a reserve ranger employed by Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, with funding from WLT's Keepers of the Wild appeal. In 2014, members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) are raising funds to purchase 100 acres (40 hectares) of at risk land in Sierra Gorda. Donations to BIAZA Buy an Acre are already rolling in, including £1,000 just received from Paradise Wildlife Park.

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