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13 November 2008 at 7pm. RGS, London.
A keen WLT supporter, Tony Hawks wanted to know and see more about the nitty-gritty of WLT's overseas work. So much so, that, earlier this year, he joined a donor trip to Paraguay to experience the Pantanal Wetlands and the Dry Chaco for himself.
Guests at the Royal Geographical Society on 13 November have a treat in store. Listen to Tony's experiences in his unique and witty style, and then find out the nuts and bolts of the project on the ground, from Alberto Yanosky, the Director of WLT's project partners, Guyra Paraguay. Archive clips from Sir David Attenborough's films made 50 years ago in Paraguay will also be shown.
In the three months since this appeal was launched, tremendous support has been received, raising over a third of the funding needed. Over £4000 was raised by eBulletin readers alone and thanks to the donations received, negotiations have moved to the next level. WLT now has until the end of the year to raise the remainder of funds. Will you help?
Support the Orang-utan Appeal online »
You can also donate by calling the WLT office at +44 (0)1986 874422.
This photograph was taken on the Jorupe Reserve, Ecuador. It is thought to be a new species of cat, still to be described, which was first seen two years ago in Peru. The Jorupe Reserve, owned and managed by WLT partners FJ, is close to the border with Peru and this would be the first known sighting in Ecuador.
A new interactive video section on WLT's Wildlife Focus website lets any budding wildlife filmmaker upload clips of animals and nature footage to share with the rest of the world. As an incentive for people to get uploading, there are small prizes to be won for the first 10 people who upload a video!
Learning about Rainforests is a teaching resource produced in collaboration with EnviroMall. The CD is packed with information and activity sheets and will turn lessons into Rainforest Explorer adventures!
Good news from Ranch of Hopes Wildlife Refuge, Patagonia
The fences and corrals which were proving to be a deadly hazard for wildlife, have now been removed, thanks to funds raised from our appeal earlier this year.
WLT's first partner exchange brings Paraguay closer
Silvia Centrón, Bioinformatics Officer at Guyra Paraguay, is currently working in the WLT office in Suffolk, in the first WLT partner exchange.
New land purchase in Mexico
With financial support from the Farrington Trust, WLT has been able to fund the purchase of 741 acres (300 ha) of threatened Oak forest.
Schools learning about climate change support conservation
The book ‘Who Will Save Us?’ aims to teach children about the issues surrounding climate change and is also used as a tool to raise funds, benefitting the WLT and other charities.
* See comedian Tony Hawks talk about his Paraguay experience - tickets still available
* Orang-utan Appeal: A third of target amount raised
* Ecuador: A New Cat Species for Fundación Jocotoco?
* Watch wildlife videos, upload your own and win
* News in brief
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