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- Mexico: First photograph of a Jaguar in Sierra Gorda
- Earth Day 2007: Get texting and help save 1 million acres
- Ecuador: El Oro Parakeet nesting success in Buenaventura
- India: Elephants reclaim vacated land
- Buy a wildlife photo and support conservation
- News in brief
On International Earth Day, 20-21 March please join us in taking positive action for the world's wildlife: If all the people in the UK who own a mobile phone text WLT DONATE to 87050, for the cost of just £1.50*, the money raised will enable the World Land Trust to buy and conserve over one million acres of threatened wildlife habitats.
This is a quick and easy way to help, which won’t cost more than your daily cappuccino — and if you ask all your friends to join in, we can reach the one million acre target even quicker!
The El Oro Parakeet is only known to occur in the Buenaventura reserve which is owned and protected by WLT’s project partners, the Jocotoco Foundation. To help boost numbers 39 nest boxes have been put up and we recently received reports that at least 10 eggs had been laid.
Elephants have started using the Tirunelli-Kudrakotte elephant corridor in Southern India. WLT is working with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in securing this land and it wasn't long after about 9 acres was purchased and vacated that the elephants made their presence known — as can be seen by the massive footprints in this photo!
WLT has teamed up with Nature Picture Library to give our supporters an opportunity to buy a rare photograph of your favourite animal or plant and support WLT at the same time: For a limited period, NPL will donate £5 to WLT for any print ordered.
The Nature Picture Library represents the work of many of the world’s leading wildlife photographers and their website features a vast collection of unique photographs of the world’s wildlife, including many that have rarely been photographed.
Botanist Lou Jost recently discovered 45 new orchid species in unprotected areas in Ecuador, which the WLT will raise funds for. WLT-US is working with local partners EcoMinga to purchase and protect other critical orchid sites in the country.
The Wildlife Trust of India have recently rehabilitated and released six elephant calves in Manas National Park — the first such release in India.
WLT are pleased to welcome new sponsor Karma Insurance, which offers a range of bespoke insurance policies for individuals, including travellers and students. For more details, and to see how Karma are supporting the WLT project with REGUA in Brazil, visit the Karma Insurance website.
Birders' Exchange, a conservation program of The American Birding Association, has donated copies of its new Spanish language publication A Neotropical Companion by Dr. John Kricher to the World Land Trust-US for distribution to its Latin American partners. The Birders' Exchange has been a frequent supporter of WLT projects by donating equipment for conservation use, as well as training, teaching materials and travel. Their help is most appreciated.
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