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This month, for the first time ever, a wild Orang-utan was photographed crossing a specially designed rope bridge. The news came from Dr Marc Ancrenaz of World Land Trust's project partner Hutan, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
The wild male was photographed by Ajiran Osman, a member of the local community as it ventured into the unknown in search of new habitat.
These bridges have become necessary because the large trees that provided natural bridges over wetland and river tributaries have been lost in deforestation.
A new webcam has been added to the Wildlife Focus website: The Atlantic Rainforest webcam. It was set up by WLT friend Luciano Breves and streams live from the Southern Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil’s Parana state.
The webcam has two views which Luciano moves between to capture all the best bird activity. In our latest blog Luciano tells WLT about his inspiration behind this ambitious project.
World Land Trust's first knowledge exchange with African NGOs took place in February and was a great success thanks to a combination of excellent trainers and motivated participants.
Held in Akosombo, Ghana the workshop focused on using carbon as a mechanism for funding conservation. 22 organisations participated from all over Africa and a second workshop is now scheduled to take place in Uganda in May.
In celebration of World Land Trust’s 21 Anniversary, we have partnered with BBC Wildlife Magazine to hold a camera trap photo competition. If you use camera traps as part of your research project or conservation work and would like to win up to $3,000 for your project why not consider entering?
More details on how to enter the camera trap competition »
Chelsea Flower Show 26th-29th May – World Land Trust: Saving the Atlantic Rainforest. WLT will be exhibiting in the Lifelong Learning section at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We will be recreating a corner of the Atlantic Rainforest so please come and visit our stand. You won’t be disappointed!
Elephant Parade: May-June 2010 – WLT has two beautifully designed fibreglass elephants which will raise funds for WLT and Elephant Family during the parade. Elephant Friendship Bracelets are being produced to tie in with this event and will be available shortly. Please keep an eye on our website. Further details will be given in the next eBulletin.
Emeralds for Elephants: June 16th – A collection of bespoke ethical emerald jewellery displaying in the Selfridges Wonder Room in support of WLT’s Indian Elephant Corridor Project. Eight leading designers from around the world have created these unique pieces: More information coming soon.
* First evidence of wild Orang-utan using rope bridge
* New wildlife webcam on WLT website
* WLT's first knowlege exchange with African NGOs is a success
* News in brief
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