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74,000 Rainforest Trees in Ecuador Saved by World Land Trust

16 October, 2002 - 00:00 -- World Land Trust
New rainforest land purchased

The new rainforest - the orange dots show the border with the existing reserve, and the yellow dots show the extent of the new land purchased. See larger image. (Use your back button to return here.)

Ecuador is one of the richest countries in the world for biodiversity but sadly, like so much of South America, its tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate.

This week the World land Trust (WLT) has transferred $20,000 to Fundación Jocotoco, WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador, to help buy an important forest that will form a corridor between existing protected areas. Funds have come from the Nationwide Building Society, the Rainforest Cafe and members of the public who have 'bought' acres at £25 each.

Saving an Acre of Rainforest, and all the species that depend on it, is an ideal present for an environmentally concerned friend or relative. The World Land Trust pioneered ‘buy an acre’ campaigns, back in 1989, and has helped save nearly 300,000 acres in Belize.

The WLT accepts online donations in most currencies (using a credit card through the WLT secure server). You can also donate by post or fax, or over the telephone.

More information

Read the full press release: Rainforest in Ecuador Saved by World Land Trust.

More information about WLT's tropical forest project in Ecuador can be found on our Projects pages.

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