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The World Land Trust eBulletin Issue 17, April 2004

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In this issue:
'Food for Conservation' Saves Threatened Habitats and Wildlife
Focus on Forests: Order your free booklet now
New conservation books reviewed
Arabic speaker wanted for translation of conservation website

'Food for Conservation' Saves Threatened Habitats and Wildlife 

Week long exotic food event raises enough money to save 9 acres in India, Argentina and Ecuador.

WLT intern Emma Flaxman (left), organiser, with Lee Harper, Mel and Bron Warner of Warner's Wine Bar.

Between the 19th and 24th of April, The World Land Trust and Warner’s Wine Bar brought a taste of the exotic to the small market town of Halesworth, UK. Every day saw a new mouth-watering dish from one of the World Land Trust’s project countries, and people tempted to try something a little bit different were also content in the knowledge that they were contributing to the protection of threatened habitats and wildlife.

Dishes on offer during the week included Ecuadorian ceviche (marinated trout), Costa Rican terrine (made with hearts of palm) and mulligatawny soup from India. The weekend saw a feast of all these dishes combined with some extra ones to create a full exotic menu which was enjoyed by many.

Warner’s Wine Bar generously agreed to donate the proceeds of these special dishes and managed to raise £230, enough to buy 9 acres of threatened habitat, 3 acres of forest in India, 3 acres of tropical rainforest in Ecuador and 3 acres of Coastal Steppe in Patagonia. The ‘Food for Conservation’ week also helped raise the local profile of the WLT and build connections with local businesses willing to support the Trust's important work.

We are working on a Recipe Book featuring the dishes from the 'Food for Conservation' week. We will let you know when this is available. The World Land Trust would like to say a big Thank You to Warner’s Wine Bar for hosting 'Food for Conservation', and Emma Flaxman for her hard work organising this successful event.

If you would like to organise a fundraising event for the World Land Trust, check out the following pages on the WLT website:

Hints 'n tips on fundraising

Top 20 fundraising ideas

Focus on Forests: Order your free booklet now

Focus on Forests – the educational website about forest issues – is now available as booklets.

Following the success of the Focus on Forests website, the educational resource is now available in booklet form, and what’s more, its FREE to schools and homes in the UK.

Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), Focus on Forests was developed for 11-13 year-olds, learning about issues of forest conservation. Since it was launched by Bill Oddie on 31st March 2002, it has been used worldwide, and recently received a 5 star rating from 'Schoolzone', an independent panel assessing educational material online.

Focus on Forests is now available as a pair of booklets – a separate book for students and an accompanying Teachers' Manual – to make learning easier. The students' book is complete with illustrations, maps and case studies, whilst the teaching manual provides extra information, activities and exercises, and a set of photocopiable resource sheets.

To receive your FREE pack, comprising of 1 teachers' manual and 2 students', please send a cheque (payable to the World Land Trust) from £2.50 to cover postage and packaging within the UK to the WLT office (address below). If you are ordering from outside the UK, please contact us for information on postage costs.

Visit the Focus on Forests website

New Conservation Books Reviewed

The World Land Trust website contains a section on conservation and natural history books, with new publications reviewed by WLT staff. Recent reviews include Mammals of the World - A Checklist, by Andrew Duff and Ann Lawson and Harmonization of Red Lists for Threatened Species in Europe edited by Hans de Iongh et al.

Like all books featured on the WLT website, these two can be bought from The Natural History Book Service (NHBS), a sponsor of the Trust. Please remember to mention the WLT when you order - you can do this in the comments box on the NHBS order form.

Read the review of Mammals of the World - A Checklist

Read the review of Harmonization of Red Lists for Threatened Species in Europe

"simply a list with updates of newly described or 'split' species"

Mammals of the World book cover
About Mammals of the World - A Checklist

"offers insights into the current knowledge of Europe's endangered wildlife"

Harmonization of Red Lists for Threatened Species in Europe book cover
About Harmonization of Red Lists for Threatened Species in Europe

Arabic speaker wanted for translation of conservation website

With projects in Latin and South America, the World Land Trust website includes Spanish translations. The Spanish pages, which are sponsored by Viva Verde, are currently undergoing major changes and improvements to ensure the content is up to date. Now the WLT is keen to introduce other languages on its website, primarily Arabic. If this is your first language and you would consider helping with the translation, please contact the Trust.

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