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World Land Trust eBulletin August 2010

New Website Appeal: Defending the Chaco in Paraguay

The Dry Chaco, where WLT is helping to protecting vital wildlife habitat.

World Land Trust (WLT) recently launched the 'Defending the Chaco’ appeal on its website in a bid to help reverse the devastation that is currently taking place in the Paraguayan Dry Chaco.

WLT began its commitment to this work in 2008, when the Trust signed a Tri-partite Agreement with Paraguayan partner organisation Guyra Paraguay and the Ministry of the Environment, SEAM. This heralded the commencement of an ambitious 10 Year programme to protect over 2.5 million acres of critical habitat in three Protected Areas of northern Paraguay.

Although they are called Protected Areas, there are no funds available in Paraguay to protect and consequently they are critically threatened and will still suffer as a result of poaching and habitat loss if we cannot find a way of adequately patrolling them.

Funds are urgently needed to employ Park Guards and provide them with equipment to protect this vast area of wilderness that is so important for wildlife.

Read more about the new 'Defending the Chaco' appeal »

Donate to 'Defending the Chaco' »

New Resource: WLT encourages Running in the Corridors

Running in the Corridors, a new fundraising resource from WLTRunning in the Corridors, a new educational fundraising resource is now available FREE to schools aiming to fundraise for WLT.

Consisting of a fabulously illustrated folder packed with fact sheets, fundraising ideas, a poster and an enhanced version of the Learning about Rainforests CD, Running in the Corridors is ideal for teaching Key stages 1 and 2 about the importance of wildlife corridors, whilst fundraising to protect their own particular animals.

Find out more and request a Running in the Corridors pack for your school »

New webchat feature on WLT webcams

The Buenaventura webcam, Ecuador which now has a new webchat featureWLT has launched a new instant chat feature for both the Buenaventura Webcam and Atlantic Rainforest Webcam to give you an even better experience when visiting the 'Window into the Rainforest'.

You can now chat to other users about the wildlife you have seen live in the Rainforest via the webcams. Coming up: In the coming weeks wildlife experts will be appearing to answer your questions about the webcams, the wildlife you can see and work of WLT.

Find out more and register to use the chat »

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Rare Pigeon halts rebuild of Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit

Victoria Crowned Pigeon nesting in the Chester Zoo Tropical RealmFrom Chelsea Flower Show to Chester Tropical Realm, the rebuild of WLT's RHS Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit at Chester came to a halt in June. This was not due to usual reasons that builders give but because a rare Victoria Crowned Pigeon was nesting in the very same place that had been chosen for the exhibit.

This beautiful species is one of the many free flying birds in the Tropical Realm, all of which will be able to fly in and out of the exhibit once the chick is successfully reared.

Find out more about the unusual building delay »

Event: Visit WLT's New Stand at the Birdfair at Rutland Water, 20-22 August

Staff at the 2009 BirdfairCome and see us at this year's Birdfair when WLT will be unveiling its brand new stand. We will be in our usual place: Stand 14 and 15 in Marquee 4.

This year we will be accompanied by representatives from project partners Guyra Paraguay and REGUA, Brazil and we will have footage from our Webcam in the Forest. We look forward to meeting you and will have a cup of freshly ground PURO coffee waiting.

For more information on WLT at the Birdfair visit the events pages »

New Vacancies for WLT

Writer and Editor

World Land Trust Account Executive

Other news and updates

An important step in the conservation of Magellanic Penguins in Argentinean waters

Successful training for African NGOs

First Field Ecology Course and a new hummingbird study at REGUA, Brazil

Mexican project partner attends prestigious climate workshops

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