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"Orang-utan mother and infant. © Hutan/Dzulirwan bin Takasi @Jolirwan  

WLT achieves million pound target for Borneo Rainforest Appeal

Less than a year after launching the Borneo Rainforest Appeal, World Land Trust (WLT) has raised one million pounds to save the Keruak Corridor in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain of Sabah, Borneo. John Burton, WLT Chief Executive, said: “Meeting the million pound target is a landmark in the Trust’s 25 year history. My sincere thanks to all our supporters and to everyone who donated to the appeal.”



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Sir David Attenborough makes his opening address. © David Bebber.   Turner's Eremomela. © Megan Perkins.   Military Macaw. © Roberto Pedraza.

WLT celebrates anniversary with supporters and partners

WLT celebrated a milestone when Sir David Attenborough joined special guests in central London to celebrate the Trust’s 25th Anniversary on 6 May 2014.


WLT backs forest conservation in Kenya for a second year

WLT has agreed to a second year of funding for a forest conservation project in South Nandi, western Kenya, home to the endangered Turner's Eremomela.


Military macaws spotted in the Narupa reserve

A flock of Military Macaws reflects the conservation success of Narupa Reserve, supported by WLT, on the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes.

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Symposium participants. © WLT.   Roberto Pedraza. © WLT.   Peter Antoniou and Bibiana Sucre. © WLT.

Overseas partners recognise WLT and Conservation Alliance

WLT partners demonstrated a willingness to strengthen the Conservation Alliance during WLT’s 25th Anniversary Partners Symposium at Kew Gardens.



WLT’s Mexican conservation partner: video interview

Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda thanks WLT and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums for their support.



Binoculars and cameras are vital equipment for rangers

Corporate supporters of WLT, including Swarovski Optik, have donated equipment essential for rangers monitoring and protecting reserves supported by WLT.


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Song of the Golden Hare front cover by Jackie Morris.   WLT deckchair with tiger print.   The WLT Team with Nick Baker at Birdfair 2013. © WLT.

Song of the Golden Hare exhibition at WLT gallery

Jackie Morris will be artist in residence at WLT gallery on 11/12 June, in the final week of Song of the Golden Hare exhibition.

Exhibition: open until 13 June 2014



Coming up - our summer fundraising campaign

WLT staff are busy organising our summer fundraiser, which we're certain will appeal to garden lovers everywhere. Listen out for news of the campaign in June.



Join us at the WLT stand at Birdfair 2014, Rutland Water

You never know who you might meet at WLT's stand at Birdfair. WLT supporter and TV presenter Nick Baker is a regular visitor!
Birdfair: 15-17 August 2014


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Book a cab ride with minicabit and show your green side

You can trigger a £5 donation by booking a cab ride with minicabit, a Carbon Balanced supporter of WLT. Offer ends 31 August 2014

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Learn about leaving a legacy, and win £1,000 for WLT

Making a charitable bequest is a great way to make sure the things you care about live on after your death. Visit the Live Forever website to win £1,000 for WLT »


Take a lead from a five year old fundraiser

Anniversary Fundraiser Dillon Burgess has raised £108 for WLT - and he's only five! Please help us raise donations in our anniversary year. Find out more »

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Simon Barnes in Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. © WLT.  

Simon Barnes goes trekking in the Caucasus

As a journalist, wildlife lover and WLT Council Member, Simon Barnes has visited many countries but in May he had his first experience of the South Caucasus. “The diversity of landscapes, the birdlife, the culture, the excellent food and great hospitality of the local people were all stunning,” said Simon, who will be sharing his impressions of the recent WLT field trip in his regular column in The Times.

The visit was hosted by WLT's partner in Armenia, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC). Thanks to a £25,000 grant from the European Outdoor Conservation Association, in 2014 FPWC will be able to generate more income for habitat conservation by providing horseback treks and other ecotourism activities in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge.

WLT has been supporting FPWC since 2011 and is currently appealing for funds to save the endangered Caucasian Leopard. Also on the trip were WLT representatives John Burton (Chief Executive), Mary McEvoy (Conservation Programmes Manager), Bill Oddie (Council Member), and Nicola Davies (Ambassador).


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