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World Land Trust eBulletin July 2008

Special fundraising issue:
Your Big Day could save tropical forests

The REGUA reserve, Brazil, where degraded Atlantic Forest and previously drained wetlands are being restored thanks to donations from WLT supporters. Take positive action and make your Big Day benefit conservation. (Photo © John Willsher)

The wedding season is upon us and if you are tying the knot this summer and if, like many others, you have most of the things you need already, why not consider asking friends and relatives to help you save threatened habitats to celebrate your big day instead?  There are lots of ways you can get everyone involved: you could consider setting up a fundraising page with Justgiving which is currently having great success for other WLT fundraisers, or you could point them to the The Alternative Wedding List which features WLT gifts along with other charity gift ideas. If you really want to make your wedding as environmentally-friendly as possible, why not considering carbon balance it? Mallorca Dream Weddings is one company who offers this service through the WLT, and Rebecca Absalom, WLT’s Carbon Projects Officer, would be pleased to give you more information. email: or telephone: 01986 874 422.

If you decide to save acres instead of asking for traditional wedding gifts, it really helps if you let us know and we will be pleased to feature your fundraising efforts on our website if you would like.

Attending a wedding? Give an acre of rainforest or other wildlife habitat as a wedding present here

Fundraising News & Tips

Sailing team raise awareness of the World Land Trust
Team Aqua

Team Aqua has not only carbon balanced their sailing campaign, but are also promoting the World Land Trust by Flying the Flag for WLT.

Learn more:  Team Aqua Sail with the World Land Trust

eBay sellers: Your eBay auctions can save acres with WLT
eBay for charity

eBay for Charity lets sellers donate to a charity of their choice. It’s now easier than ever to help: With a few clicks, you can choose an amount to be deducted from your sale and it will be donated to the WLT. In the US, you can use eBay Giving Works to donate to WLT-US.

Learn more: eBay sellers: Now even easier to help the World Land Trust

Tell your friends about WLT's conservation work

You can find the World Land Trust on both Facebook and MySpace, and we need your help to spread the word! Join our groups, become a WLT friend and fan, display our banners and start telling your friends about the importance of protecting wildlife habitats.

The project news pages and other selected pages on the WLT site now have the facility to share the news via various bookmark and networking sites - so why not send updates to your friends?

See our recent fundraisers activities

With an ever growing number of fundraisers it is now impossible for everyone to be featured in our eBulletins, but rest assured we appreciate all your efforts and try to mention as many as we can on our website. See our sponsors and fundraising news section for regular updates, including this piece on recent activities:

More amazing fundraising efforts for the World Land Trust

Ecuador update: Nest-box project to boost parakeet numbers

White-breasted Parakeets

The White-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhua albipectus) is a globally threatened species found in small numbers at Tapichalaca, Ecuador. A new nest-box project has been initiated by WLT Partners Fundación Jocotoco to help boost numbers of the species.

New protection for Andean cloud forest in eastern Ecuador

Five properties in the spectacular Cosanga valley of Ecuador, totalling 250 ha, have been acquired by the Napo Andean Forest Foundation with support from WLT-US, to protect 120,000 ha in the Antisana Protected Area, which includes the dramatic Antisana Volcano, a vast expanse of high paramo grassland and beautiful cloud forests on the eastern slopes.

Protection was urgently needed to save land before approved infrastructure developments took place, which include paving a road and building a new bridge. With better access this would almost certainly have resulted in a wave of invasions into the Protected Area.

While six properties remain to be purchased, with need to act quickly and with your support we hope to be in a position to acquire and protect these properties over the coming months

News in brief

Projects news

New project partners in Brazil

Upcoming events

The World Land Trust will, once again, have a stand at this year's Bird Fair taking place at Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water, Oakham, UK, 15-17 August. Come and see us in Marquee 4.

A meeting entitled: The Role of Restoration Ecology in Mitigation of Climate Change and Loss of Biodiversity will be held on 27th November at the Linnean Society of London, to address how restoration of damaged ecosystems could help mitigate climate change. For more information and to register visit the Linnean Society website.

Recent events

Tony Hawks performs at Charity Event for WLT

Third Rose Garden Reception

Vacancies and volunteer opportunities with the WLT

A vacancy at the World Land Trust:
Conservation Projects Officer (Asia Region)

A new position has become available within the Conservation Projects Team, to assist in the development and management of projects, primarily with a geographical focus on Asia. The deadline for applications is 8th August.

Wanted: Volunteer travel writers and photographers for new website
We are in the process of talking with one of our corporate sponsors about developing a new website which will have a travel theme. In the first instance we are inviting volunteer writers or photographers to get in touch to let us know of their interest. Please email if you are interested in knowing more.

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