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The WLT launched an urgent appeal to help save Orang-utans and their habitats in July and the response has been fantastic. The funds will be used to fund the purchase of a critical corridor of rainforest between protected areas in Malaysian Borneo. Destined to be converted into an oil palm plantation, this forest has now been saved, with the help of WLT and its generous supporters.
Funds will be transferred to LEAP Conservancy, our project partners in Sabah, early in the New Year and once purchased, the land will be protected as part of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Orang-utans can then live in safety in these forests which will be managed for their benefit in perpetuity.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Orang-utan Appeal so far. But the work doesn’t stop here and as soon as we can raise more funds we will be negotiating further urgent land purchases to save forests from the onslaught of oil palm. Check on our progress on our projects news pages and please keep up your support to save more Orang-utans for the future.
The WLT’s Orang-utan fundraising has been helped enormously by the Cambridge Rainforest Appeal, set up by Marshall Group Cambridge to raise more funds for the project.
Thanks to our friends at Everyclick.com you can now send ecards to all your friends (or clients if you send on behalf of a company), and raise money for conservation at the same time.
For a donation of £5* to the WLT via Everyclick you can send the card to up to 100 recipients and you can even include an image and video clip.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional Christmas cards, look no further than WLT’s corporate supporters AlphaCard. They have launched a range of superb traditional animated carols and for only £7.50 you have unlimited use of their cards, both those currently available and any new additions, for a full year. WLT is delighted to have been selected as one of the two charities AlphaCards is supporting this year through their ecard service.
One great way to get involved is to set up a fundraising page on Justgiving. We are looking for another 13 people to create their own fundraising pages, to help us reach our target of 50 sites up and running before the New Year!
For more details, see Help save wildlife habitats: Create your own fundraising page on Justgiving.
And don't forget to take the “Save the Rainforest” pledge for 2009!
The last donation date for delivery of posted gift packages within the UK in time for Christmas is today, 19th December. But, if you’ve left your present buying until the last minute, we can send pdf certificates to anywhere in the world by Christmas, as long as you make your donation by Monday 22nd Dec.
Beyond Saving Acres: For an alternative to our Gift Acres check out our other gift ideas.
We have collected some Green Christmas ideas that can help you make your Christmas celebrations a little friendlier on the environment - please contribute by adding your own!
Working with the Indigenous people of Paraguay
WLT takes the issue of traditional rights very seriously, and for this reason was able to get a grant to support the work of Iniciativa Amotocodie (IA), who work with the Ayoreo Indians in the Northern Chaco.
See also a recent press release by Global Forest Coalition, Agrofuels Threaten Indigenous Peoples in Paraguay. (To view, click on "English", then "News & Publications".)
Education grant for Danjugan Island, Philippines
The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PRRFCI) has been awarded a grant for the Danjugan Island Science, Education and Research Centre which will allow their education project to continue and open up many other opportunities for their conservation program.
Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, Mexico, wins sustainable agriculture grant
Sierra Gorda competed at the World Bank Development Marketplace in September, in a grant competition that "offered a unique opportunity to turn an innovative idea for sustainable agriculture into reality". More information is available in Grupo Ecológico's newsletter.
eBay.co.uk is trialling a new feature that enables you to ‘Give a Pound’ to a featured charity such as the WLT when you buy on eBay and pay using PayPal.
Thank you for your support in 2008 and best wishes for the New Year from the World Land Trust team. We look forward to featuring many more conservation successes in the eBulletin in 2009.
* Orang-utan Appeal: Now ready for first land purchase in Borneo
* Send Christmas ecards – and help raise money for the World Land Trust
* Create a fundraising page to support wildlife conservation
* News in brief
* Season's Greetings from World Land Trust
Take the "Save the Rainforest" pledge: Make 2009 the year you pledge to Save the Rainforests! (No donation necessary)
Make a donation and help us protect threatened wildlife habitats: Donate online now!
make tax-deductible donations here
Donate regularly and become a WLT Partner
Other ways of supporting the WLT:
15 Ways You Can Help Save Rainforest
Offset your unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions with Carbon Balanced
Support WLT when you search the web with everyclick
Support WLT-US when you search the web with GoodSearch
World Land Trust
Tel (UK only): 0845 054 4422 (charged at local rate)
Tel (international callers): +44 (0) 1986 874422
Fax:+44 (0) 1986 874425
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Tel (US): (603) 284-6200
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