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May 2013

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Syrian Brown Bear sighted in Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

Recent camera-trap footage from the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge has recorded a Syrian Brown Bear (Ursus arctos syriacus), a subspecies of Brown Bear native to Eurasia. This is an important recording as there may be just one or two bears in the reserve and the Red Data Book of Armenia lists them as vulnerable.

Syrian Brown Bear

NCI visit strengthens partnership

NCI visit strengthens partnership

"I feel that we both, NCI and WLT, share the same conservation values," said Bruno Paladines from Nature & Culture International after visiting the Trust's headquarters

Margaritans rally to save island parrot

Margaritans rally to save island parrot

In Venezuela an island community is working with local conservation organisation Provita to protect the rare Yellow-shouldered Parrot and its nesting grounds

Barba Azul's diverse wildlife on record

Barba Azul's diverse wildlife on record

Glasgow University research trips to Barba Azul Nature Reserve have recorded a wide range of birds and other species in Bolivia's Beni savanna grassland

British love of the camera-trap

The British love of the camera-trap

Springwatch is back, and so is our love of the camera-trap! To reflect the popularity of the remote camera, the Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2013 has a British wildlife category

What's on

Sit to Make a Stand - WLT deckchairs at Chelsea Fringe »
The Trust's Sit to Make a Stand Collection of deckchairs will be available for 'test sitting' at this year's Chelsea Fringe Festival.

Jason Gathorne Hardy silent auction drawing on loan to WLT gallery »
Currently on display in the World Land Trust gallery is Jason Gathorne Hardy's original graphite drawing Herring Gull on the Wing.

Get involved

Making a difference: volunteering in the Atlantic Rainforest »
WLT's overseas project partners welcome volunteers, many of whom have life changing experiences. Siri Frost and Richard White describe their two months at Guapi Assu.

Zoo keepers take the plunge to raise funds for tapirs »
Three intrepid keepers at Paradise Wildlife Park are doing their bit for tapirs by bungee jumping to raise funds for tapir conservation.

Toby Gibson goes on the road for World Land Trust »
Are you fundraising for WLT? If so, remember to keep us posted before, during and after the event. We'd love to hear how you are getting on.

Shop online and WLT benefits: what could be simpler? »
The Trust will benefit from your online shopping! That is, if you shop online through Give as you Live, a web platform that makes a charitable donation for every sale.

Bird watching galore »
If bird watching is your cup of tea, why not consider a trip to Fundación Jocotoco's reserves in Ecuador? Nigel Simpson sent WLT an account of a memorable journey after his recent visit.

Limerick competition winner announced »
The public have spoken and Sally Peberday is the Limerick Queen.

WLT has a vacancy for a Head of Donor Development »
Do you know someone able to manage the Trust's income generating activities? Please spread the word about our vacancy for a Head of Donor Development.

Other news »

Not a lot'a otter

This young otter was seen recently in the Rio Zunac Reserve, managed by Fundación EcoMinga, one of WLT's conservation partners in Ecuador. The Neotropical Otter (or Neotropical River Otter - Lontra longicaudis), is one of the rarest resident mammals on the reserve and it was a very special sighting.

Luna Moth

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