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World Land Trust eBulletin Issue 47, April 2007

In this issue:

Ecuador: Jocotoco Antpittas monitored to increase protection
Brazil: New land purchase expands reserve
Mexico: More wildlife caught on camera
News in brief

Ecuador: Jocotoco Antpittas monitored to increase protection

Jocotoco Antpitta being fitted with transmitter

This Jocotoco Antpitta is being fitted with a tiny transmitter so that its activities can be monitored more closely. By learning more about the movements of the birds the Jocotoco Foundation can identify areas where protection is needed to help increase bird numbers.

Read more: Jocotoco Antpittas monitored using transmitters »

Brazil: New land purchase expands reserve

A pair of Red-billed Curassows

IUCN Netherlands has pledged funds to assist WLT Partners, REGUA, to purchase 35 hectares in the Estreito region of Brazil. This brings the area owned and managed by REGUA to nearly 15,600 acres (6,500 ha).

In March the last Red-billed Curassows of a re-introduction programme were successfully released at REGUA, and the birds are now starting to show natural behaviours, venturing further from the release pen and learning to fend for themselves.

Read more: Land protection and re-introductions at the REGUA reserve »

Mexico: More wildlife caught on camera


The remote camera traps in Mexico continue to catch interesting wildlife. Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda recently sent us two photos, of a puma and a roadrunner.

Kirsty Burgess, Programme Manager of the WLT, recently spent some time in Mexico looking into potential land purchases there. Read about Kirsty's Mexico visit »

News in brief

Justgiving web pages raise funds for WLT

The WLT would like to say a big thank you to its London marathon supporters. Some of them created personal fundraising web pages on the Justgiving.com website for gathering donations. This is a way of collecting sponsorship money which takes away the personal ‘ask’, enables you to monitor funds as they are raised and lets your sponsors make their donation online.

Read more about using Justgiving.com to fundraise for WLT »

Sponsor news

Coreix Ltd., a provider of managed hosting services , are now offsetting all the CO2 emissions generated by their operations, through WLT's restoration ecology projects. They are the first UK data centre operator to do so. Realising there was a limit to how much they could reduce their emissions, they decided to take action rather than to ignore the issue. World Land Trust believes that their example will encourage other companies in the same sector to do the same.

Trekforce Worldwide

WLT has teamed up with TrekForce Worldwide to help their customers carbon balance and minimise the environmental impact of their expeditions.  TrekForce Worldwide has over 20 years experience organising expeditions and projects in the rainforests, deserts and mountains of the world which combine adventure with a real purpose.

For more information on offsetting with World Land Trust, visit our Carbon Balanced website.

Transcience has been raising money to save the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil by hosting weekly dance events at Proud Galleries at Stables Market in the heart of Camden Town, London. Since February 2007 Sunday events have raised awareness and funds for WLT with over £300 raised to date.

Donated journals find new homes abroad

WLT is very grateful to UK supporter Robert Burton for donating over £3,000 worth of scientific journals to the WLT to send to its partners.

Also on the WLT website:

Two new project partners for WLT in Ecuador »
WLT has partnered with two organisations in Ecuador: Pro Bosque and the Ecominga Foundation.

Diary from Belize »
Notes from a WLT supporter's visit to the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (RBCMA).

Conservation news from around the world

Tibet: Tiger skins replaced with silk brocades »
(Wildlife Trust of India)

Uganda: Rainforest cleared for sugar cane plantation »
(Planet Ark)

Belize: Illegally caught iguanas re-released into the wild »
(Toledo Institute for Development and Environment )

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