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World Land Trust eBulletin Jan/Feb 2011


Save Rainforest this Valentine's Day

Save Rainforest for Valentine's Day

Save acres of threatened wildlife habitat for your loved ones this Valentine's Day.

Buy an Acre for Valentine's Day

Are you looking for a more romantic gift this Valentine's Day? What could be more romantic for that special someone than saving forest and all its wildlife on their behalf?

You can choose to allocate a donation to one of WLT's new Buy an Acre projects or make a donation to the Buy an Acre Fund and WLT will make sure your donation is used for the most urgent Buy an Acre project.

When you save quarter of an acre or more for your Valentine, they will receive a WLT Gift Pack containing a personalised Valentines certificate, gift card and a copy of the latest WLT News.

Find out more about how to save acres for Valentine's »

Buy an Acre for your Valentine »

Save an acre of pristine wildlife habitat for just £100 with WLT's new projects

Spectacled Bear - protected by new Buy an Acre project

Buy an Acre

Buy an Acre Fund: supporting new projects in 2011.

Focusing on countries where we can still save threatened land for around £100 an acre, WLT will be raising funds to purchase tropical forests and other critically threatened habitats with existing overseas partners in Mexico and Guatemala as well as two new project partners in Colombia and Ecuador.

The projects will protect a diverse range of habitats including Chocó forest in Colombia, one of the wettest and most diverse areas in the world, where Spectacled Bear (above) and many other endangered species survive. In Guatemala WLT is helping protect the most threatened habitat in the Guatemalan Caribbean region.

The Buy an Acre projects have been identified by WLT based on their biological importance and level of threat. If you help support these projects you really will be saving Real acres in Real places.

Find out more about WLT's new Buy an Acre projects and how you can help »

Keepers of the Wild: Funding reserve rangers

Keepers of the Wild: New WLT Appeal

Fund a Ranger

This year WLT is focusing its fundraising efforts on ensuring the long-term protection of the reserves it has helped create. Our partners are working hard to ensure these reserves are safe from poachers and habitat destruction but they are often under-staffed.

The Keepers of the Wild programme will raise funds for our project partners to employ additional rangers on WLT supported reserves to ensure protection of the land and its wildlife. Just £5,000 will enable them to employ a ranger for a whole year. Rangers pledge to communicate regularly from the field.

Find out how you can help support the Keepers of the Wild Programme »

News in Brief

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BIAZA explore the heart of Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest
BIAZA members visit REGUA

Fund a Ranger

A group of WLT supporters recently had a rare opportunity to visit the threatened rainforest they helped protect. The group consisted of representatives from BIAZA member zoos, who have, over the past three years, raised funds for the purchase of a reserve with WLT's Brazilian partners, REGUA. The visit was a great success and they saw for themselves the 1,651 acres they have saved, now known as the BIAZA reserve.

The group stayed at REGUA’s Guapi Assu Visitor Lodge where they enjoyed walking in the reserve, watching Capybara on the restored wetlands and seeing some of the myriad of bird species along the trails.

Read more about the groups trip to the BIAZA reserve »

Grasslands protect more than the Sharpe's Longclaw
Sharpe's Longclaw

Save habitat in Kenya

WLT has helped protect threatened tussock grasslands for the Endangered Sharpe's Longclaw since 2008. But now research in collaboration with Nature Kenya shows that the reserve in the Kinangop Grassland is supporting much more than this one species.

Palearctic migrants from Northern Europe fly south in the winter and spend their time refuelling on the grasslands. Swallows, swifts and house martins were all spotted. The research has highlighted the importance of the Kinangop and other grasslands for migratory species.

Find out more about the migrants which use the Kinangop Grasslands »

Events and Vacancies

VACANCY: National Accounting Apprentice The World Land Trust has a vacancy for a National Accounting Apprentice.  This role is an ideal opportunity to gain a range of experiences in accounting functions within a conservation charity.

EVENT: Elephants come to Country & Eastern Emporium Elephants come to Norwich on 28 February when Vivek Menon, Executive Director of the WLT’s partner organisation in India, Wildlife Trust of India, joins us to talk on the importance of work WTI's work to protect elephant migratory routes to reduce Human-Elephant Conflict.

Other News and Updates
In this issue:
  • Save Rainforest this Valentine's Day
  • Save an acre of pristine wildlife habitat for just £100
  • Keepers of the Wild: Funding reserve rangers
  • News in brief
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