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TV presenter,  conservationist and World Land Trust council member Bill Oddie. © Simon Jacobs.  

Big Cat Big Match starts today!

World Land Trust’s (WLT) second annual Big Match Fortnight starts today. For the next two weeks, all donations to WLT’s Big Cat Appeal will be matched pound for pound with funds pledged in advance. As Bill Oddie explains in a short video made for the appeal, WLT’s Big Cat Big Match target is £500,000: £250,000 in public donations and £250,000 in pledged funds. We shall use donations to create, expand and protect reserves and wildlife corridors in areas where big cats are known to be present. Please give generously. Thank you.


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Tiger image. © Shutterstock.com.   Puma image. © Shutterstock.com.   Jaguar image. © Shutterstock.com.

Human death toll reflects urgent need to protect tiger corridor

Since 2010 seven people have been killed by tigers in the vicinity of Sunderkhal in Uttarakhand, northern India. During Big Cat Big Match Fortnight, WLT will be raising funds to protect Chilkiya-Kota (Sunderkhal) Corridor - to keep both people and tigers safe.



Help create a lifeline for Pumas in Brazil's Atlantic Forest

A small population of Pumas survives in the Atlantic Forest, high in the hills of Guapi Assu Reserve, which WLT supports. For this reason, raising funds to increase the size of Guapi Assu reserve is a priority for WLT during Big Cat Big Match Fortnight.


Keepers of the Wild are key to Jaguar conservation

In reserves supported by WLT in Latin America Jaguars are being captured - on trail camera - by wildlife rangers. As well as funding land purchase, WLT’s Big Cat Appeal will support rangers that are employed in reserves that are known to shelter big cats.

Forest of bromeliads. © Roberto Pedraza Ruiz.   Khe Nuoc Trong: a biological treasure trove. © Viet Nature.   Kites Hill beech woods. © WLT.

New property is ‘salamander and tree frog heaven’

One of the most remarkable tracts of cloud forest in Sierra Gorda has been saved thanks to funding from WLT's Buy an Acre fund.



Khe Nuoc Trong Forest project officially launches in Vietnam

Viet Nature Conservation Centre has officially launched a forest conservation initiative with the support of WLT.



Kites Hill is a focus for WLT’s UK conservation work

WLT staff are working closely with The Conservation Volunteers to increase biodiversity at Kites Hill in Gloucestershire.


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Forest of bromeliads. © Roberto Pedraza Ruiz.   RB Talbot Kelly's Heron.   Ranger Silvio © Fundacion Jocotoco

Auction of Maureen Minchin bowl will raise funds for WLT

UK potter Maureen Minchin has donated a piece to raise funds to support WLT's conservation in Bolivia’s Beni savanna. The piece will be auctioned at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

Bonhams, 1 October 2014



New exhibition: Wildlife Art of the 20th Century

An exhibition at WLT art gallery reflects dramatic developments in wildlife art and a movement away from the scientific drawings of the 19th century towards the freer artistic styles of the 20th century.

WLT gallery, 4-25 October 2014



Wild About Norfolk - annual wildlife and environmental fair

WLT will have a stand at Wild About Norfolk. During the day conservation experts will provide information about protecting wildlife and preserving wild habitats. A family event.

Easton College, 11 October 2014


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Hollie Dennett. © Jennie Dennett.   Jane Pointer. © WLT.   Winston Wolfrider. © Winston Wolfrider.

Loom Band Aid: seven year olds raise £100 to buy an acre

A heart warming story of two children and their chums who created a 57 metre loom band to raise funds for WLT.




Jane Pointer legacy to WLT confirmed

WLT has been named a beneficiary to the will of Miss Pointer and will receive assets valued in excess of £500,000.




Crossing the USA on $6 a day for World Land Trust

Winston Wolfrider is travelling across the USA on a minimum budget to raise funds for WLT. He tells the story of a journey.



Andrew Squire’s Spectacled Bear raises £2,100

The sale of a work by Andrew Squire has raised £2,100 for WLT at an auction in Wimbledon organised by Stafford Gallery.


Controversial Conservation 2014: podcast available

Missed the debate? You can now listen to a recording of the event, which took place at the Royal Society on 2 September 2014.


CANCELLED: Nick Baker's Weird Creatures

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nick Baker's Weird Creatures on 24 October 2014 has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule

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Tiger drawing  

Nature needs big cats, and big cats need big spaces

Advertisements featuring this wonderful line drawing of a tiger will be appearing in newspapers and magazines over the next two weeks to promote WLT’s Big Cat Big Match Fortnight. We are very grateful to two WLT Ambassadors who have made this advertising campaign possible. Jonny Lu designed the ad and other Big Cat Big Match collateral, and Emma Beckett has helped place the ads across the media. Please let us know if you see the ad!

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