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World Land Trust eBulletin Autumn 2009

The Future for the Orang-utan:
The Red Ape Debate, London, 27 Nov.

The Red Ape Debate will discuss how best to ensure the survival of Borneo's orang-utans. Photo: © KOCP.

The destruction of huge areas of Orang-utan habitat is driving the species to extinction and urgent decisions need to be made on how to prioritise conservation resources to best ensure the survival of the Orang-utan.

Tickets are now available for The Red Ape Debate, a fundraising event for WLT's Orang-utan Appeal in Borneo, where experts will discuss rehabilitation and in situ conservation as strategies for saving the Orang-utan.

The following experts will be present:
Dr Marc Ancrenaz (Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project)
Dr Erik Meijaard (Orangutan Conservation Services Programme)
Lone Drosher Nielsen (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation)
The Earl of Cranbrook (Red Ape Debate Chairman)
Raymond Alfred (WWF Malaysia)

Each audience member will be asked to cast their vote and decide: HOW should resources for orang-utan conservation be prioritised?

When: 27 November
Where: Royal Geographical Society, London
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
Booking and more information »

Please book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!

New WLT Christmas card: Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog Christmas card

Now that the postal strikes have been cancelled, you can safely order and send Christmas cards! This year's World Land Trust Christmas card features a Poison Dart Frog by artist Oenone Hammersley.

Pack of 5 cards with envelopes
Size: Folded size 17.8 cm x 12.7 cm (7 in x 5 in)
Message: Season's Greetings, blank or overprinted
Price: £3 a pack + postage & packaging
Special Offer: £2.75 per pack for orders of 2 packs or more + P&P
Order Christmas cards online »

Other designs and order options are also available - Full Christmas card details here

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SMS donations just got better

WLT have managed to achieve much better rates on our SMS donation system. We have a new number: Text WLT to 84424, which costs £3. Of this WLT will receive on average £2.19 - that's 73%! (This excludes Virgin Mobile customers, from whom WLT will receive £2.18 per message.)

So get texting, and start saving wildlife habitats one SMS at the time! (Service available in the UK only.)

More details and Terms & Conditions for our SMS donation service »

News from our project areas

Habitat protection in the Chocó Forests, Colombia

Threatened Butiá Palm Forests in Uruguay: New Support from World Land Trust

Urraca Lodge at Jorupe Reserve launched by US and UK Ambassadors (WLT-US)

Fire outbreak in the Chaco Pantanal, Paraguay

Wildlife webcam receives unusual visitor (Wildlife Focus)

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat (The Ecologist)

Other WLT news & updates

Upcoming event:
Simon Barnes presents: A Quantum of Wild. Civilisation — and how to live without it

Halesworth 12 November

A vacancy at the Word Land Trust:
Project Development Assistant (intern)
Please apply by 5pm on 30th November 2009

World Land Trust's Harriet Jones is published in Oryx

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