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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.

  • 5 pangolins
    17 February 2017
    Rangers, researchers, vets, conservationists and upstanding citizens. There have been a fair few stories in the media recently about the poachers and traffickers who are driving...
  • Bearded Vulture nest
    17 February 2017
    There are only 11-12 breeding pairs of Bearded Vultures (also known as Lammergeiers) in Armenia, reports a new account by the Armenian Bird Census Council (ABCC). The data has b...
  • True love, proboscis monkey
    08 February 2017
    The day for lovers is approaching. Whether you’re counting the days or ignoring Hallmarks’ pink window display this year, if you are an animal lover, we have some ideas...
  • Sarah Class
    08 February 2017
    World Land Trust (WLT) patron Sir David Attenborough has featured in a music video for WLT ambassador Sarah Class called ‘I Will Fight’. Sarah Class has been a suppo...
  • Helmeted Hornbill
    07 February 2017
    In every animal-lover’s heart, there is bound to be one. A creature without the fluffy clumsiness of the panda, the predatory grace of a big cat, or the magnificent sentience...
  • © Thangaraj Kumaravel
    01 February 2017
    Time is running out for the Mudahalli Elephant Corridor, says World Land Trust (WLT) Director of Conservation Roger Wilson after a site visit to the important wildlife corridor....
  • Elephant guardians
    01 February 2017
    China’s pledge to ban all trade in elephant ivory by the end of 2017 has made headlines as a huge step towards slowing the massacre which has been plaguing elephants for the...
  • REGUA timelapse
    31 January 2017
    Reserva Ecologica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) has recently celebrated the planting of its 400,000th tree as part of its reforestation programme. This tree planting is supported by W...
  • Elephant scat
    29 January 2017
    Following dinner plate-sized prints in the mud, and ageing piles of elephant scat, World Land Trust (WLT) partner Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has begun a wildlife monitoring surv...
  • Silver Pheasant rooster
    27 January 2017
    For the celebration of Vietnam’s Lunar New Year (Tết), the Year of the Rooster, World Land Trust (WLT) describes the diversity of colourful wildfowl within Khe Nuoc Trong, WL...
  • Helen Cox Kilimanjaro
    23 January 2017
    “The surgeon had said I may never walk without pain again but I had to prove him wrong!” Fundraiser Helen Cox’s remarkable climb of Kilimanjaro battled the elemen...
  • Collared Forest Falcon
    19 January 2017
    “It is always a thrill to look at our camera trap images and videos for the first time. It feels like we are spying on the animals. We never know what we’ll be seeing,...
  • Challenge yourself and make a difference
    16 January 2017
    Make 2017 a year to remember by tackling one of the adventures on your bucket list: trek the magnificent Mont Blanc or the Great Wall of China, venture through the Himalayas to the...
  • Cachabi Robber Frog
    22 December 2016
    2016 has seen considerable political turmoil, but through all of this, World Land Trust (WLT) has been busy carrying on with its mission to save wildlife by saving habitats. Thi...
  • Sunrise in Mexico
    21 December 2016
    The arrival of the New Year comes with the stressful question: What are your new year’s resolutions? Often the answer is the same each year, as is the habit of breaking them...
  • Virab using binoculars
    20 December 2016
    Conservation doesn’t take a holiday, and the season of snow brings a new list of threats and responsibilities to the team of rangers working to keep the Caucasus Wildlife Ref...
  • Yacare caiman
    17 December 2016
    The Keepers of the Wild in Paraguay have been busy these past few months, monitoring wildlife and tackling problems such as poaching and illegal fishing. Rangers from the Three...
  • Forest islands
    14 December 2016
    A project to restore degraded forest islands of the Barba Azul Nature Reserve in Bolivia has been successfully completed, with a total of 700 Motacu Palm saplings being planted acr...
  • Tapir dung
    12 December 2016
    Excitement is building in the Atlantic Forest as the date of the arrival of Lowland Tapirs draws closer. Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA), World Land Trust...
  • 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
    Update: The Christmas Auction for Elephants has now ended. Thank you to everyone who participated, we managed to raise almost £3,000 for the Elephant Corridor...
  • 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...

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