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Latest news from World Land Trust (WLT), including updates from conservation projects, articles about programme partners, and up to minute reports of appeals, fundraising activities and events.

  • Hurricane Earl
    25 August 2016
    Belize has been hit by the deadliest Atlantic hurricane to affect Central America for more than ten years. WLT has begun an emergency appeal to raise money for conservation partner...
  • Pholidobolus ulisesi
    23 August 2016
    A new species of Andean lizard has been found in San Felipe and Tabaconas, Peruvian districts close to the Chicuate Chinguelas ACP supported by World Land Trust (WLT) and Natu...
  • Ashok Kumar
    23 August 2016
    The Founder of World Land Trust’s (WLT) conservation partner in India, Ashok Kumar, has died aged 81. WLT celebrates the life and work of a man who pioneered wildlife trade m...
  • Brown-throated Two-toed Sloth
    23 August 2016
    World Land Trust would like to thank all the generous supporters of the Olympic Forest Appeal. With your help, we have raised £46,904 to save a vital parcel of Atlantic Fores...
  • Harry potter Andean bear
    18 August 2016
    Camera traps laid on a wildlife trail in Fundación Jocotoco’s Tapichalaca Reserve have captured the wanderings of  Spectacled Bear cubs growing up on the high eas...
  • Leaf umbrella
    09 August 2016
    PhD student Suzanne Stas brings us the latest update from Vietnam, where she is researching the impacts of forest degradation on carbon storage in the Khe Nuoc Trong forest in...
  • Vivek Menon at Khe Nuoc Trong Forest, Quang Binh, Vietnam
    08 August 2016
    Vivek Menon, Executive Director of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), visited World Land Trust’s (WLT) project in Vietnam, Khe Nuoc Trong Forest, last week and discussed conserva...
  • Guapiaçu river, REGUA
    08 August 2016
    The joint project between World Land Trust (WLT) and Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) to conserve Atlantic Forest in Brazil is important not just for the surviva...
  • Southern Right Whale
    04 August 2016
    Every year Southern Right Whales pass the coast of La Esperanza Wildlife Refuge on their way to Península Valdés, their mating and breeding grounds. This migration...
  • Sloth in BBC trailer
    04 August 2016
    The hushed jungle waits under the mist of dawn, when the drum of a woodpecker stirs the silence, and the forest awakens. So begins the BBC trailer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, w...
  • Tiger
    29 July 2016
    World Land Trust’s efforts to conserve wild populations of Asian Elephants in India will also benefit Bengal Tigers by creating and protecting corridors between wildlife rese...
  • Girls at waterfall
    28 July 2016
    A free holiday to the Atlantic Forest is a pretty big incentive to go green, and this was exactly what the international marketing and PR group M&C Saatchi offered one of their...
  • Bumblebee hummingbird
    28 July 2016
    A team from the BBC Natural History Unit recently visited the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve to feature its biodiversity and signature species in an episode about the mountains as...
  • Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
    27 July 2016
    Time is running out for the Olympic Forest Appeal, with one month left to raise the remaining £2,438 to buy an area of Atlantic Forest which will become the conservation lega...
  • Puma
    20 July 2016
    One of the threats facing species in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is hunting. In the reserve managed by WLT’s partner  Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGU...
  • John presenting Gor with binoculars
    19 July 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) has an opportunity to help create a new reserve in Armenia, following a visit by WLT founder John Burton to the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. John was accompa...
  • Orang-utan
    18 July 2016
    Dr Marc Ancrenaz is the Scientific Director of HUTAN, WLT’s partner in Malaysian Borneo, and Co-Director of the Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project. H...
  • Baby orang-utan
    18 July 2016
    Bornean Orang-utans have been labelled an urgent priority for conservation by scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), who have re-classified this...
  • Sierra Gorda forests and mountains
    15 July 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) would like to thank supporters of Buy an Acre for helping to safeguard 1,330 acres (539 hectares) in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. The fores...
  • Black-fronted Piping Guan
    11 July 2016
    With just over a month to go the Olympic Forest Appeal has raised £18,000 towards its target of £40,000, and World Land Trust needs your help. The parcel of lan...
  • Ranger with horse in Caucasus mountains
    09 July 2016
    Recently World Land Trust’s (WLT) founder John Burton visited the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR), protected by WLT’s partner in Armenia, the Foundation for the Preserva...
  • Mosquito
    06 July 2016
    Mosquito-borne diseases, such as the Zika virus, Malaria, Dengue fever and Yellow fever, could be controlled if Rio put a higher value on preserving wetlands, says Nicholas Locke,...
  • Family waiting outside the clinic
    05 July 2016
    In a gesture of gratitude to the local communities who support the conservation of forests and wildlife around their homes, a one-day free Medical Health Camp was arranged for the...
  • 30 June 2016
    Ranger Fausto Recalde has been named as a co-author on a scientific paper describing a new Magnolia species discovered in Río Zuñac Reserve in Ecuador.  A sin...
  • Southern Right Whale
    28 June 2016
    Last week Tour Operator Pura Aventura invited WLT supporters to an evening in homage to the wildlife, landscapes and people of Patagonia. The night was a resounding success, with o...
  • Steve Backshall
    27 June 2016
    Wildlife presenter, author and adventurer Steve Backshall has officially joined the ranks of Sir David Attenborough, David Gower and Chris Packham as a WLT Patron. Steve is a na...
  • Walker's Moth (Sosxetra grata)
    23 June 2016
    Moths and butterflies are a vital part of the forest ecosystem, as pollinators for flora and prey for fauna, but also for conservation.  There are more than 2,100 butterfly sp...
  • Segunda y Cajas Field Camp and rainbow
    20 June 2016
    After two years of work by World Land Trust's Peruvian partner Naturaleza y Cultura Peru (NCPeru), an area of the largest cloud forest in the Piura region has been recogni...
  • Borneo rainforest
    17 June 2016
    Summer is upon us, and many of us are looking forward to escaping our offices and burn ourselves into lobsters under a foreign sun. For those of you who haven’t booked your h...
  • Lowland tapir swimming
    15 June 2016
    Driven to extinction in Rio de Janeiro in 1980 due to hunting and habitat destruction, the Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is being reintroduced into the Atlantic Forest by Rese...
  • 15 June 2016
    Latest reports from our partner Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) in Armenia are describing the vibrant floral blooms adorning the meadows...
  • Lurvin Mejía
    08 June 2016
    World Land Trust’s partner in Honduras, Asociación Ecológica de San Marcos de Ocotepeque (AESMO), has hired a new Keeper of the Wild to fill the vacancy left by...
  • Forest Fire
    07 June 2016
    The rangers of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) have been busy this past month as the dry season brought two intense forest fires to two of their reserves in Mexico: Hoya...
  • Yanez Rain Frog. Credit: Navarrete et al, 2016.
    06 June 2016
    Two new species of frog have been discovered in Llanganates National Park neighbouring the Ecuador Cloud Forest corridor, recently purchased by Fundación EcoMinga (EcoMinga)...
  • Northern Tamandua release
    03 June 2016
    Fundación Pro-Bosque (Pro-Bosque), conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT) released a rescued Northern Tamandua in the Cerro Blanco Protected Forest of Ecuador last m...
  • Running
    01 June 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) would like to thank all the people who have donated or fundraised for WLT this May. Here are some of the highlights from the past few weeks and some fundrais...
  • Red-shanked douc
    31 May 2016
    The Body Shop has declared its commitment to work with World Land Trust (WLT) and its conservation partner, Viet Nature Conservation Centre (Viet Nature), to restore more than 18,5...
  • Image of Jaguar from camera-trap study carried out in El Pantanoso.
    31 May 2016
    Over 10,900 acres (4,400 hectares) of Yungas forest is now under the ownership of World Land Trust’s (WLT) partner Fundación Biodiversidad Argentina (FBA) after its Pr...
  • Mangroves in the Thalassery river basin, Kannur, Kerala, India. Credit: Ks.mini, WikiMedia
    31 May 2016
    Mangrove forest purchased by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) with World Land Trust (WLT) support will become the hub for a new Mangrove Restoration project supported by Apollo Tyres,...
  • Pitu Macrobrachium carcinus. Credit: Adilei Carvalho da Cunha, REGUA
    31 May 2016
    A prawn of lobster proportions, Macrobrachium carcinus, was caught in the Guapiaçu Reserve last week. This tortoiseshell creature, known locally as the Pitu, is one of th...
  • Prophecy Orangutan Bethan McFadden
    20 May 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) visited Bethan McFadden’s Vanishing Species art exhibition in the Crypt Art Gallery and interviewed the artist about her artistic process, inspiration...
  • Helen Glover.
    11 May 2016
    The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games are fast approaching and Olympic gold medal winning rower Helen Glover is showing her support for World Land Trust’s Olympic Forest Reserve A...
  •  White-fronted Capuchin
    05 May 2016
    Two Ecuadorian White-fronted Capuchins have been recorded in Buenaventura Reserve, bringing hope for continued reintroduction efforts for this species in southern Ecuador. These...
  • Margay release
    05 May 2016
    A Margay, caught taking chickens from a farm, was recently released safely in Cerro Prieto reserve, owned and managed by Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG). GESG is a co...
  • Common Potoo mother and chick.
    04 May 2016
    One of Brazil’s most fascinating bird species, the Common Potoo, has returned to nest in the Guapiaçu Reserve. Nicholas Locke, Project Co-ordinator for Reserva Ecol...
  • Rob Beale and Phil Giannecchini.
    29 April 2016
    The London 2 Brighton Challenge is now just a month away and two more daring fundraisers are taking on this marathon walk for World Land Trust (WLT). On Saturday 28 May Rob Beal...
  • Dong Hoi
    29 April 2016
    PhD student Suzanne Stas brings us the latest update from Vietnam, where she will be researching carbon storage and sequestration in a partnership between World Land Trust (WLT) an...
  • Forests in the Sky appeal completed.
    29 April 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) is delighted to announce that the £500,000 target for the Forests in the Sky Appeal has been reached, thanks to the incredible generosity of WLT suppor...
  • Olympic Forest Reserve.
    29 April 2016
    This summer, with the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, World Land Trust (WLT) is turning its focus once again to Brazil’s Atlantic Forest and asking you to help protect one o...
  • Mountain Tapir.
    27 April 2016
    April 27 is World Tapir Day, when tapir lovers across the world unite to raise awareness of these ‘living fossils’ - animals with an ancient lineage; scientists believe...

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