On 30th June 2000, the ownership of Wyld Court Rainforest Limited will transfer from the World Land Trust to a new company, The Living Rainforest, set up by Karl Hansen. Karl, who is currently the Director of the Trust's visitor centre at Wyld Court near Newbury in Berkshire, aims to establish The Living rainforest as a charity providing education about rainforests and promoting their conservation. This move will enable the World Land Trust to focus its work on its land purchase and conservation activities and allow the team at Wyld Court to develop The Living Rainforest, which was donated to the Trust by Mr Keith Bromley four years ago, as an independent educational charity.
The Trust (WLT) has already helped to save and protect over 300,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats. Past projects include reserves in Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica and the Philippines, (See WLT Projects). Recently, WLT has acquired its first reserve in the UK, at Kites Hill in Gloucestershire. Currently, WLT is working on further projects in the Amazon Basin, Ecuador and in Patagonia.
For further information on the World Land Trust contact:
John/Viv Burton at WLT:
Phone (+44) 01986 874422
Or browse the rest of our website www.worldlandtrust.org
For further information on The Living Rainforest contact:
Karl Hansen at Wyld Court:
Phone 01635 202444,
Or Visit The Living Rainforest official web site http://www.livingrainforest.org