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World Land Trust eBulletin February 2010

International Year of Biodiversity:
See WLT at Chelsea Flower Show

2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) by the UN, as a way of highlighting the importance of biodiversity - the variety of life - for the health of the Earth and its inhabitants. WLT is a partner of IYB-UK.

In celebration of the habitats protected by WLT's project partners and the diversity of wildlife safe-guarded in these reserves, we are delighted that we have been invited to take part in the 2010 Chelsea Flower Show taking place in London this May. Our exhibit will aim to replicate a tiny corner of the Atlantic Rainforest (pictured above).

In the run-up to Chelsea we will be featuring progress on the construction of the exhibit on our events pages.

Biodiversity: Learn more with the WLT

Throughout the year WLT will be expanding our online photo galleries to showcase wildlife encountered in our project areas. And you can help: Share your photos and videos from WLT's project areas on our Flickr group and on the Wildlife Focus website.

We are posting regular updates on species that occur in our partners' reserves, to coincide with the IUCN Red List's "Species of the Day". To receive these updates, follow WLT on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Make this Year’s Valentines Day Green

You can help us buy real, green, acres of tropical forest for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

Receive a bar of Organic Meltdown milk chocolate when you make a Valentine Gift Donation

Make a Valentine Gift Donation to the WLT for £25 or more, and receive a scrumptious bar of Meltdown organic fairtrade milk chocolate and a beautiful Gift Pack containing a Valentine Certificate. (Chocolate offer available for UK delivery only. See website for terms and conditions.)

Rainforest Friends, cuddly soft toys that support the World Land Trust

Or, purchase one of Rainforest Friends' selection of ethically produced, super large soft toys, together with half an acre or one acre of rainforest, and receive a special Certificate for your Valentine.

News in Brief

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1,000th WLT Partner pledges to make regular donation

WLT's Partners are supporters who pledge a regular donation every month. Our Partners are incredibly important to us, and since our 1,000th Partner has just signed up we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting our urgent work in this way. It is now easier than ever to become a WLT Partner: You can create a Direct Debit donation mandate online instantly, without having to print and return forms.

Learn more about becoming a WLT Partner »

News from our project areas

World Land Trust project partners establish presence in the Paraguayan Chaco

Paraguayan Eco Club impresses corporate supporters with their environmental work

A visit to Borneo: orang-utans, elephants and oil palm plantations

Wildlife pond created on WLT's UK reserve

World Land Trust's Brazilian project partners visit the UK

In search of an ancient and remarkable tree (Ecuador)

Other news and updates

The Red Ape Debate - The Future for the Orang-utan - A report and video footage is now available for this recent event.

iPhone App helps save Atlantic Rainforest with WLT-US - Application for pre-school children teaches animal sounds.

After Copenhagen - WLT's position statement on climate change mitigation.

Orangutans vs palm oil in Malaysia: setting the record straight - Interview with Dr. Marc Ancrenaz of HUTAN, one of WLT's Bornean partners.

Vacancy: Assistant to Acting Donations Manager (maternity cover)

Knowledge exchange and networking for African NGOs - Training programme by WLT and IUCN-NL, with the first phase starting in Ghana this month.

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