Saving threatened habitats worldwide

New appeal for wildlife in India

9 April, 2009 - 16:33 -- John Burton

The day usually starts with coffee. In fact ever since Puro Coffee started supporting the World Land Trust you could say the WLT runs on coffee. Every coffee drinker that visits our office says how wonderful our coffee is and more than one organisation has gone on to get a Puro machine for their office. And even better, it is generating thousands of pounds a year for conservation.

Elephants and tigers will benefit from the new corridors in India

Having got my caffeine, it's on to planning responses to the publicity which will be generated by the article about the new India corridors that will appear in The Times on Saturday.

We are launching a new fundraising site today,, to take donations from everyone inspired by Simon Barnes' feature in The Times. (We will add more details and images as the appeal progresses.)

Also today: interviews for a new student who wants to enroll on our Diploma course next year. And a meeting with Nacho from Paraguay on his last day with WLT before returning home. He will be carrying books from our Books for Conservation programme, which proves essential text-books and field guides to conservation organisations in developing countries. In due course someone else from our partners Guyra Paraguay will spend a few weeks with us.

But back to the new wildlife corridor appeal: We have a donor who will match all donations, up to a total of £100,000, which means that we can be even more effective in saving wildlife -- so please spread the word and support this important appeal through our Justgiving page.

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