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The World Land Trust eBulletin Christmas issue 2003

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The Independent helps the World Land Trust to boost rainforest conservation

The Independent, one of Britains leading broadsheet newspapers, published Saturday 6th December a list of the "50 Best Christmas Presents" and featured the World Land Trust (WLT). Since then the WLT office has been flooded with phone and email donations on behalf of friends and family, the feature having caught the imagination of hundreds of people looking for something diffrerent as a gift this Christmas. The attraction of the WLT 'buy an acre of rainforest' is that these acres really exist, and it is possible to visit them.

The featuring of the World Land Trust in the Independent has jammed the switchboard at times, but it will mean another area of forest will be saved forever, with all the species that live in it. The WLT was one on the first organisations to 'sell' acres of rainforests, starting back in 1989. The Trust has helped save over 300,000 acres of threatened land around the world and now has urgent fundraising projects in Ecuador, India and Patagonia.

Full details of all WLT's projects can be found in the Projects section of our website: www.worldlandtrust.org/projects/

Snowflake ecard by N. Oliver Otter ecard by R. Vernalls
Mouse and Christmas cake ecard by S. Lacon Raindeer ecard by P. Jones
These are only a small selection of the wildlife themed TreeCards available on the WLT website.

Last minute Christmas greetings

Did you forget to post your Christmas cards in time? Or have you decided against Christmas cards on environmental grounds? You can still send a greeting to friends and family by using our TreeCards. These free electronic cards provided by the WLT can be sent and received from our website on www.worldlandtrust.org/Christmas/

Carbon Balance your Christmas celebrations

Christmas tree: Do your bit and recyle it!
Recycle your Christmas tree! Check out www.gov.uk for a list of local councils that may operate recycle schemes.
Carbon Balanced logoWhen the celebrations are over, you might want to spare a thought for the environmental cost of Christmas. The World Land Trust's Carbon Balancing website, aims to help you minimise your impact on the environment. Although not a solution to global warming, saving one Acre of Rainforest at £25 does help Carbon Balance a family christmas. Rainforests absorb about 500 Kg of carbon per acre every year, and store considerably more. Becoming Carbon Balanced could help prevent global warming by a) reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through active absorption by existing forests; and b) prevent and reduce further emissions of carbon dioxide through deforestation.

To find out more about Carbon Balancing, visit www.carbonbalanced.org

That's all for this time. We will be back with a bigger eBulletin in January. Until then...

Seasons Greetings from the World Land Trust


You can help the WLT in 2004 by sending a copy of this newsletter to five friends and ask them to consider supporting us.


The World Land Trust is a UK based conservation charity no.1001291 concerned with the protection of threatened habitats world wide.
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