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January 2013

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Chris Packham new WLT patron

Television presenter Chris Packham joins Sir David Attenborough and David Gower as a patron of World Land Trust (WLT) this month. John Burton, WLT Chief Executive welcomes the appointment: "Chris is a very serious wildlife conservationist, and very much a professional zoologist. He takes involvement with conservation organisations extremely seriously and we look forward to his advice and working with him in the future."

Chris Packham

Purchased and protected

Purchased and protected

In 2012, WLT stayed true to its founding mission: our review of the year tells the full story in pictures

Caucasian Leopard

Leopard habitat saved

2,718 acres (1,100 hectares) of land to extend Caucasus Wildlife Refuge: lease finalised

Ecotourism success Brazil

Ecotourism success Brazil

2012, a bumper year for the Guapi Assu Bird Lodge. Read about a successful ecotourism project

Edward Lear exhibition

Edward Lear exhibition

Edward Lear exhibition and limerick competition opens in WLT gallery

Supporter news

The sky's the limit for WLT supporters' fundraising efforts »
From space hopping to sky diving, our supporters pulled out all the stops in 2012 to raise funds for World Land Trust. Read about last year's fundraising highlights

Sevenoaks School Buy an Acre rewards excellence »
Every time students at Sevenoaks School achieve 100 distinctions the school will make a donation of £100 to World Land Trust (WLT) to purchase an acre of land. So far students have already saved one acre!

How you can help

The Big Give 2013: Should we or shouldn't we? »
We set out the options, and you decide - by completing the online questionnaire

Other news »

Miracle cave photo takes first prize

A photograph of a limestone cave in the Sierra Gorda has won a first prize in an international photo contest, Naturforo. The picture was taken by Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, Technical Officer of the Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, WLT's conservation partner in Mexico. Accessing the interior of the cave near the Cañon del Fresno reserve was no easy matter, and Roberto was helped in and out of the cave by Keeper of the Wild Abel Reséndiz. "Just a few humans had been there before, so the cave was still beautiful and untouched," Roberto told WLT. Roberto is an expert photographer who has recently recorded a rare endemic butterwort (Pinguicula martinezii) in the Sierra Gorda.

Limestone cave in Mexico

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