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World Land Trust eBulletin May 2009

Saving acres, gift certificates and where your money goes - Tell us your views

WLT supports projects and partner organisations all over the world.

As WLT becomes in volved in more and more project areas it is becoming increasingly difficult to have a standard price per acre, as land prices vary enormously from one country and region to the next. We would therefore like to know: How important is the "Save an acre" concept to you?

As we develop our new online donation system, to make it quick and easy for both new and existing donors to support WLT's conservation projects, we need your help to decide which donation options to include.

Please complete our simple questionnaire to let us know your views. There are only 10 questions, so it won't take long to complete and it will be very helpful for the WLT. (You don't have to have donated to WLT to answer the questions.)

New Appeal: Saving Sharpe's Longclaw habitat in Kenya

Donate now to support the Kenyan Grasslands Appeal

Sharpe's Longclaw, a bird endemic to Kenya, is seriously threatened by the loss of its grassland home.

WLT have just formed a partnership with Nature Kenya and we aim to raise funds for the purchase of 50 acres of grassland in the Kinangop Highlands, by December 2009. The land is expensive but the reason for the urgency is that the price of land, particularly where it is close to Nairobi, is escalating.

This is a project with enormous conservation value, so please support this appeal.

News in Brief

Volunteer for the WLT at the British Birdwatching Fair

Last chance to apply! WLT are seeking volunteers for the British Birdwatching Fair to assist on our stands, working with staff, oversees project partners and visitors (expenses covered). An interest in tropical birds is a must! The closing date for applications is 1 June.

Watch the Great Ape Debate recording online

The Great Ape Debate took place on 30th April at the Linnean Society, London, and was also streamed live online. You can now watch the recording of the debate on the WLT website. An account of the event, with highlights and quotes is also available:
The Great Ape Debate: The Controversy Surrounding Orang-utan Conservation

Photos from WLT's 20th Anniversary Celebrations

See a photographic record of WLT's celebrations at the Linnean Society of London here:
An Evening with the World Land Trust: Retrospective & Prospective

Other news

WLT Supporters among UK's 60 Best Green Companies

National Liftshare Day 9th June - Give car-sharing a try to save money and the environment

Read our Green Diary blog

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