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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.

  • Ecuadorian Tapaculo, El Oro Tapaculo
    08 December 2016
    Deforestation is influencing the evolution of birds in the Ecuadorian Andes, finds a study of a small insectivorous bird species in Buenaventura Reserve, a 5,583 acre (2,259 hectar...
  • Steve Backshall
    30 November 2016
    Buy a gift for someone this Christmas signed by wildlife heroes and World Land Trust (WLT) Patrons Sir David Attenborough or Steve Backshall in our Christmas Auction for Elephants....
  • Tiger crossing road
    30 November 2016
    Wildlife in southern India has been leaving protected reserve areas in search for water, as a weak, delayed monsoon has left waterbodies dry. The urgency of a wildlife corridor...
  • Limon Harlequin Frog
    28 November 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) would like to thank supporters of Buy an Acre for funding land purchases to protect cloud forest in Ecuador and Mexico. The Buy an Acre Mexico donations w...
  • Sword-billed Hummingbird
    24 November 2016
    Fundación Jocotoco’s annual BirdBlitz, which attracts people from miles around to participate in a two-day bird count within Jocotoco’s reserves, has surpassed t...
  • Christmas gift
    23 November 2016
    It’s time to think about Christmas! As always, the gift-giving season creeps up on us until we are surrounded by wintry mornings, excitable children and Michael Buble’s...
  • Geoffroy's Spider Monkey
    18 November 2016
    After the damage caused by Hurricane Earl in August, World Land Trust (WLT) partner Programme for Belize (PfB) has spoken of threats to the surviving trees which could be at risk o...
  • Ruben presents John with award
    17 November 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) partners from around the world gathered in Sierra Gorda, Mexico, for the fifth biennial symposium of the WLT Alliance for Conservation last week. Symposia...
  • Demiguise
    15 November 2016
    A flash of iridescent blue, a burst of spiny wings and the introduction of a fluffy kleptomaniac- excitement has been building for the unveiling of the magical creatures in the nex...
  • Forest at Yanacocha.
    02 November 2016
    The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has now passed 400 parts per million (ppm), meaning that humans will have to face up to climate consequences over the next few decade...
  • Writing a will.
    02 November 2016
    Local supporters of  World Land Trust (WLT) are being given the opportunity to have their Will written by the Halesworth branch of solicitors firm Norton Peskett. WLT is...
  • Large-antlered Muntjac caught on caemra-trap.
    02 November 2016
    The Large Antlered Muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis) is one of Vietnam’s most elusive and threatened large mammals, and continued pressure from over-hunting and loss of habita...
  • Indian Elephants.
    01 November 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Elephant Corridor Appeal during Big Match Fortnight, with nearly half a million pounds r...
  • Toco Toucan.
    31 October 2016
    A search for ‘edge habitat’ birds in the area surrounding Reserva Ecologica de Guapiaçu (REGUA), Brazil, has discovered a pair of Toco Toucans. Toco Toucans a...
  • Jaguar in Cerro Blanco.
    28 October 2016
    Jaguars in Cerro Blanco Protected Forest could already be showing the symptoms of harmful inbreeding, says Fundación Pro-Bosque, Ecuadorian partner of World Land Trust (WLT)...
  • Helen Cox at the summit of Kilimanjaro.
    28 October 2016
    Fundraisers have been busy running, skydiving and cycling to raise funds for World Land Trust (WLT) projects around the world. Climbing the highest free-standing mountain Tre...
  • Vivek Menon, David Gower and WLT Chair of Trustees Simon Lyster
    27 October 2016
    Celebrated English cricketer and World Land Trust (WLT) Patron David Gower voiced his support for the Elephant Corridor Appeal at the premiere screening of a short film about eleph...
  • Grey langur
    12 October 2016
    The Elephant Corridor Appeal is working to reduce human-elephant conflict in Mudahalli, but the conservation impact of the project will benefit more wildlife than just Elephas maxi...
  • Elephant
    11 October 2016
    There have been multiple cases of wild Indian Elephants being killed by illegal electric fences within the Indian states neighbouring the Mudahalli Elephant Corridor during the pas...
  • elephant crossing shirts
    06 October 2016
    Renowned street artist Mau Mau has teamed up with World Land Trust (WLT) and corporate supporter The Hemp Trading Company (THTC) to design an original campaign shirt for donors to...
  • tiger corridor
    05 October 2016
    Our mission at World Land Trust (WLT) is to save threatened habitats by buying land, leasing land and working with communities to help them manage wild land sustainably. However, e...
  • Indian Elephants
    04 October 2016
    The time to help give Indian Elephants safe passage has arrived. Today marks the first day of Big Match Fortnight, when all donations to the Elephant Corridor Appeal will be double...
  • Spectacled bear
    30 September 2016
    Conservationist turned artist Dr Susy Paisley has launched a series of beautiful fabrics depicting scenes from endangered habitats she has come across in her work as a zoologist....
  • Spectral map of forest
    29 September 2016
    An airborne observatory which is revolutionising forest ecology has recently flown over some of the reserves protected by World Land Trust and local partner Fundación EcoMin...
  • Feathered headdress
    29 September 2016
    After six years of working together, WLT partner Asociación Armonía and Moxeño communities have saved more than 6,000 Macaws in Bolivia by promoting the use of...
  • Tree damaged by hurricane
    22 September 2016
    At the beginning of August, the deadliest Atlantic hurricane of the decade spun through Central America, leaving a destructive wake of floods, landslides, power cuts and destroyed...
  • Fighting fires in the Beni savanna
    22 September 2016
    A new design of firebreaks around the Barba Azul Nature Reserve in Bolivia has been successful in protecting the habitat of the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw. World...
  • Cazaderos Dry Forest Reserve
    20 September 2016
    Ecuador and Peru are moving forward with plans to make the first UNESCO Transboundary Biosphere Reserve to protect almost 2 million hectares (around 4.5 million acres) of the remar...
  • Maui flower
    19 September 2016
    Wildlife conservation was brought to the attention of the world last week as conservationists from numerous corners of the globe came together in Hawaii for the IUCN World Conserva...
  • Enterprise Plants
    16 September 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates an almost 25 year relationship with its longest standing corporate supporter, Enterprise Plants, the week that Managing Director and Co-Founder Ch...
  • Logging
    08 September 2016
    The importance of World Land Trust’s (WLT) Buy an Acre Mexico project has come sharply into focus after a site of extensive illegal logging was discovered within the Sierra G...
  • Zookeepers
    06 September 2016
    Competitive keepers from Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) embraced the Rio 2016 spirit as they took part in a ‘Zoolympics’ and raised £500 for the Olympic Forest A...
  • Fallen trees
    05 September 2016
    Programme for Belize (PfB) is busy in the early stages of recovering from the deadliest Atlantic hurricane to affect Central America for more than ten years. World Land Trust (W...
  • Latin America Green Award
    02 September 2016
    At a gala dedicated to celebrating the successes of environment projects across Latin America, World Land Trust (WLT) conservation partner Fundación Pro-Bosque (Pro-Bosque)...
  • Indian Elephant
    31 August 2016
    This year’s Big Match Fortnight will be raising funds to protect a wildlife corridor between two tiger reserves in southern India to enable the safe passage of Indian Elephan...
  • 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 Khe Nuoc Trong forest in Vie...
  • 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...

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