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

Your votes helped win £25,000 for leopard conservation

A World Land Trust (WLT) project, Saving Armenia’s Leopard has won a grant of €30,000 (£25,000) from the European Outdoor Conservation Association via a poll run in conjunction with National Geographic Germany. A big thank you to everyone who voted for the project. WLT’s partner in Armenia, Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets will use the grant to preserve habitat for the endangered Caucasian Leopard.

 

Saving Armenias Leopard EOCA vote

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Chesnut Dioon in fruit. © Robero Pedraza.   Orang-utan portrait.© Chris Perret.   Jabujicaba cover. © Henry Rivers.

Saved: old growth forest and rare cycads in Sierra Gorda

Buy an Acre funds have been used to safeguard a property that has long been a priority for purchase by WLT’s conservation partner in Mexico.

 

Gazetting land in Borneo is a guarantee of protection

As WLT's million pound appeal for Borneo nears its target, we report that land purchased in 2009 will be gazetted, guaranteeing its protection.

 

Action adventure e-book supports forest conservation

An eco-thriller set in the heart of Brazil will raise funds for conservation at Guapi Assu, a reserve supported by WLT in the Atlantic Rainforest. 

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Delegates   Giant Brazilian Otter, Chaco Pantanal Reserve. © Emily Y Horton   Body of Felipe © Hernan Vargas.

Partner symposium will focus on Conservation Alliance

WLT's 25th Anniversary symposium for conservation partners will be held in London at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from 6-9 May 2014.

 

 

Guyra Paraguay reveals video of Giant Otter den

Two dens of Giant Brazilian Otters have been recorded in the Chaco-Pantanal Reserve, which is owned and managed by Guyra Paraguay and supported by WLT.

 

 

Andean Condor death shocks conservation community

The killing of an Andean Condor has been felt as a personal loss by staff of Fundación Jocotoco who assisted with the condor's release into the wild.

 

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Ranger Adrian © Fundacion Patagonia Natural.   Three Giants Biological station © Pepe.   Ranger Silvio © Fundacion Jocotoco

WLT funds a Keeper of the Wild in Patagonia

In 2014 WLT is supporting Adrián, a Keeper of the Wild at Estancia la Esperanza Wildlife Refuge, which is owned and managed by Fundación Patagonia Natural.

 

 

Support for team of rangers at Three Giants Biological Station

WLT is funding a team of rangers at Three Giants Biological Station in the Chaco-Pantanal Reserve, which is owned and managed by Guyra Paraguay.

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Meet Silvio, the ranger at Yanococha Reserve

Silvio Calderón is WLT’s new Keeper of the Wild in Yanacocha, a reserve owned and managed by Fundación Jocotoco on the slopes of the active Pichincha volcano.

 

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The front cover illustration of Song of the Golden Hare © Jackie Morris   Front cover of the Norfolk Birdfair Programme © Norfolk Birdfair.   Love Your Zoo © Biaza

Song of the Golden Hare exhibition opens

Song of the Golden Hare artworks are on show in WLT gallery from May. Jackie Morris is inspired by the natural world and her illustrations are exceptional. Exhibition: 3 May-13 June 2014

 

 

 

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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Love your zoo and learn more about conservation

In the last week of May zoos across Britain and Ireland will be putting on a week of special events to showcase their collections and conservation initiatives.

Love your Zoo: 14-31 May 2014

 

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Make a regular donation and become a WLT Friend

For £5 or more a month, you can help WLT protect threatened habitats. By becoming a WLT Friend you can help secure the future of the natural world.

 

Search the internet and raise funds for WLT. It's that simple

Did you know that every time you click ‘search’ you could be raising money for WLT. Find out how searching the internet can raise funds for charity.

 

Anniversary Fundraisers: will you help raise funds for WLT?

Please contact us to find out how you can join a special group of Anniversary Fundraisers who pledge to raise funds for WLT between now and May 2015.

GENERAL UPDATES  

David Wright, WLT Head of Programmes

David’s background is in developing partnerships between NGOs and the private sector to drive forward sustainable land use conservation programmes. He joined WLT as Head of Programmes in March.

 

Tina Neil, WLT Head of Development

Tina has 20 years marketing and communications management experience across the private, public and charity sectors. She will be leading on WLT's Great Garden Give, a new fundraising initiative to be launched in July.

 

Scott Guiver, WLT Trainee Web Developer

Scott joined WLT in January 2014 after working in the signage and printing industries. Scott is working on the continual improvement of the website helping ensure that WLT continues to deliver its digital communication strategy.

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Coppery Chested Jacamar © Eduardo Cueva.  

Coppery-chested Jacamar

This pair of Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae)was photographed by Eduardo Cueva of Naturaleza y Cultura Ecuador in Maycu, a reserve supported by WLT. Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, the species has a restricted range within a thin band of vegetation in Ecuador and northern Peru (and possibly Colombia).The lower slopes of the eastern Andes in Ecuador - at elevations of 1,000-2,500 metres above sea level - are seriously affected by the expansion of small scale agriculture, as well as by tea and coffee plantations. Although forest is disappearing at an alarming rate your support for WLT is helping protect the Coppery-chested Jacamar in Ecuador.

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