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November 2012

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Negotiations begin on land to protect Caucasian leopard habitat

WLT has raised enough money to agree an initial lease of 800 hectares alongside the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, thanks to an early response to our Caucasian Leopard Special Appeal. The corridor is vital for the survival of the Caucasian leopard, and you can help WLT reach its first stage target of £20,000 by the end of 2012 with a Christmas gift donation. Photograph © Hamik, courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Save the Caucasian Leopard

Borneo Million Pound Appeal

Borneo Million Pound Appeal

No forest. No Orang-utans. WLT launches the Million Pound Appeal to save Orang-utan habitat by creating a corridor in Borneo to connect the Keruak Virgin Forest Reserve to the larger Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary.

Arson attack

Arson attack: donations

So far WLT supporters have donated £3,500 to help Guyra Paraguay rebuild the Kangüery administration centre, which was destroyed in an arson attack. The cost to rebuild is US$45,000 so more funds are needed.

Big Give 2012

Big Give: 6-8 December

WLT is aiming to raise £120,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge to support WLT's Keepers of the Wild. In this video, Mexican Keeper Abel Resendiz tells us about a rare sighting of one of the animals he helps to protect.

Camera-trap competition winner

Captured on camera-trap

Fabulous pictures of rare and endangered species are revealed in this year's BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-Trap Photo of the Year competition, in association with WLT and Paramo. Read about the winners.

Supporter news

The Questionnaire: What you told us »
We would like to thank everyone who responded to the recent questionnaire. WLT has received well over 350 responses and the information supplied is helping us shape what we do, and how we plan for the future.

How you can help

Running for rainforests: WLT places confirmed for 2013 charity runs »
World Land Trust (WLT) needs ten enthusiastic volunteers to represent the Trust in the Great Manchester Run in May 2013 and in the Great South Run at the end of October next year. A great way to get fit and raise valuable funds!

Help WLT raise funds when you do your Christmas shopping »
At Christmas there are many different ways to help WLT raise funds. You can order Christmas cards, Plant a Tree for Christmas, or give Buy an Acre as a Christmas gift. Visit the gallery, in person or online, to see a great range of possible gifts including original prints, wildlife cards and books.

Other news »

Featured photograph

This month we introduce Roving Reporter, a new regular blog on WLT website's News pages. Bethan John, former WLT assistant editor, is on an 18 month tour of WLT funded reserves in Latin America. Read her reports from the field for vivid impressions, colourful descriptions and detailed insights into rainforest conservation work. The photograph shows Bethan (centre) with Roberto Pedraza Ruiz from the local conservation organisation Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, and Ruth Canning, WLT Conservation Programmes Officer (America Regions) on a recent field trip to Hoya del Hielo, Mexico.

Puma caught on a camera trap in Paraguay

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