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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.

  • Carlos leads a workshop with a group of farmers
    13 November 2013
    José Carlos Ardón (Carlos) is Head Ranger at Güisayote Biological Reserve, in western Honduras. Since August 2013 his post has been funded by World Land Trust (W...
  • Earthwatch Debate panel members. © Chris Deeney / Earthwatch.
    11 November 2013
    Could legalising the trade in rhino, elephant and tiger products be an effective approach to conservation? World Land Trust intern Rebecca Armson reports on the recent Big Earthwat...
  • Close up of Polyxo Leafwing feeding.
    06 November 2013
    An incredibly rare butterfly has been recorded for the first time at Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Assu (REGUA), a reserve in Brazil supported by World Land Trust. Polyxo Le...
  • Giveacar logo
    05 November 2013
    Thinking of scrapping your old car? Use Giveacar to dispose of your vehicle and the proceeds will be donated to World Land Trust. Giveacar is a not-for-private-profit social ent...
  • Baby Orang-utan in the wild. © Chris Perrett / Naturesart.co.uk.
    31 October 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) has achieved its greatest ever fundraising success by raising £685,152 for the Borneo Rainforest Appeal during Big Match Fortnight. And, taki...
  • Three-toed Jacamar perched on a branch in the forest. © Steve Cale.
    30 October 2013
    Guapi Assu Ecological Reserve (REGUA) has added another 62 acres (25 hectares) of Atlantic rainforest to its protected area, thanks to funding from World Land Trust (WLT). The n...
  • Jesus Recalde in a mountainous landscape
    25 October 2013
    Keeper of the Wild Jesus Recalde tells Bethan John why he stopped hunting animals and now dedicates himself to their protection. Donate to Keepers of the Wild » As we l...
  • A Howler Monkey looks down from a tree in Río Canandé Reserve
    24 October 2013
    The Chocó Rainforest is a wild world – and one under threat. Roving reporter, Bethan John explores the rainforest of north western Ecuador and meets some of its n...
  • Give as you Live logo.
    22 October 2013
    Fundraising website Give as you Live has been hugely successful and has raised an incredible £4 million for charity since it launched in 2010 - and some of that total wa...
  • An oil palm sapling planted close to the river's edge
    22 October 2013
    News that oil palm saplings are being planted on the banks of the Kinabatangan next to protected areas - and in open defiance of Sabah state government regulations - has...
  • Rolling landscape with storm clouds in the background and stone bothy in the foreground
    18 October 2013
    Mark Fairhurst has won the top prize in World Land Trust’s (WLT) Wild Places competition for his atmospheric photograph of an abandoned bothy shot against a storm clouded sky...
  • 17 October 2013
    Issues that are rarely discussed outside conservation circles were raised publicly at Controversial Conservation, a debate held by World Land Trust (WLT) at the Royal Society. W...
  • Baby Orang-utan in the wild. © Chris Perrett / naturesart.co.uk.
    17 October 2013
    In the space of just two weeks, World Land Trust (WLT) has achieved its greatest ever fundraising success. By 5pm on the last day of Big Match Fortnight, WLT had raised just ove...
  • Participants in the forest (Xate Plot). © FUNDAECO.
    16 October 2013
    Financial sustainability, community engagement, and land purchase for conservation were topics warmly debated at a meeting of Honduran and Guatemalan conservationists in Guatemala....
  • Fisherman Bat hanging upside down with a fish in its mouth
    16 October 2013
    Cerro Blanco Protected Forest has been designated an Area of Importance for the Conservation of Bats (AICOM). Cerro Blanco is owned and managed by Fundación Pro-Bosque (P...
  • Rangers learn how to use GPS. © IUCN NL.
    11 October 2013
    A successful exchange programme has brought together rangers from five conservation organisations in Ecuador, including all four of World Land Trust’s (WLT) Ecuadorian projec...
  • A view of the 390 acre property. © NCI Ecuador.
    11 October 2013
    The purchase of a property of 390 acres (158 hectares) inside Ecuador’s Podocarpus National Park will provide a safe haven for the charismatic and endangered Mountain Ta...
  • Baby Orang-utan. © Chris Perrett / Naturesart.com.
    10 October 2013
    World Land Trust has received more than £100,000 in the first half of Big Match Fortnight, but there’s still a long way to go to reach our target. A generous cheque...
  • Big Match Fortnight
    07 October 2013
    Big Match Fortnight has got off to a flying start – so much so that our donations team can barely keep up! Internet donations received between Wednesday and Saturday have...
  • Laughing frog illustration. © 2013 Nick Park.
    03 October 2013
    At first glance, National Poetry Day - celebrated this year on 3 October - and World Land Trust don't seem to have much in common. The mission of World Land Trust...
  • Baby Orang-utan. © Chris Perrett / naturesart.co.uk.
    02 October 2013
    If ever there was a time to make a donation to World Land Trust (WLT), now is that time. And here are the reasons why. First, during the next two weeks all donations to WLT...
  • Line drawing of an Orang-utan.
    30 September 2013
    TV presenter Bill Oddie has made a video appeal urging the public to support World Land Trust’s Big Match Fortnight in aid of Orang-utans in the Bornean Rainforest. Bill O...
  • Dr Isabelle Lackman - Co-director of Hutan
    27 September 2013
    Preserving the remarkable wildlife diversity of the Kinabatangan region is essential for the survival of Orang-utans, says Dr Isabelle Lackman in the run up to World Land Trus...
  • Photograph of Sarah Class
    26 September 2013
    For the third year running, World Land Trust (WLT) is supporting Halesworth Arts Festival. This year’s event is A Musical Safari with Sarah Class. Television presenter B...
  • Christmas cards 2013
    26 September 2013
    With the evenings drawing in and Christmas suddenly seeming not that far off, we have introduced four new designs to our selection of season's greetings cards. Two of th...
  • Group photograph of SCCP cycle team in WLT carpark at the end of the ride
    24 September 2013
    From the modest to the mind blowing, each and every fundraising effort helps us carry out the important and urgent task of saving the world’s most biodiverse habitats....
  • Two Great Green Macaws in a tree at Cerro Blanco
    19 September 2013
    Tree planting in Cerro Blanco Protected Forest increased nine fold, and Keeper of the Wild, Perfecto Yagual de la Cruz, has proved to be an  “inspiration” –...
  • Photo of Don Perfecto standing by a map of Cerro Blanco Forest Reserve.
    19 September 2013
    Fundación Pro-Bosque’s Chief Ranger Don Perfecto Yagual has played a key role in delivering the XV Training Course for Environmental Interpreters in Cerro Blanco Fores...
  • Denis Mosquera at RSPB reserve Minsmere
    19 September 2013
    Denis Mosquera has worked for Fundación Pro-Bosque since 1995 as a biologist, researcher and specialist birding guide at Cerro Blanco. In August Denis travelled to the...
  • Chris Packham with an Orang-utan
    18 September 2013
    World Land Trust’s (WLT) Big Match Fortnight is an exciting initiative to raise funds for the Borneo Rainforest Appeal. Championed by Chris Packham, one of WLT's Patro...
  • Warden with protective gear in a tree
    17 September 2013
    Keeper of the Wild, Berjaya Elahan works for Hutan, World Land Trust’s overseas project partner in Malaysia. Here he describes the Orang-utan bridge project, w...
  • Bromeliads in the trees of Sierra Gorda
    16 September 2013
    Remote in the mountains of Sierra Gorda new species are being discovered thanks to careful recording by Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico de Sierra Gorda (GESG), World Land...
  • Photograph of Echinix rugosa on a purple mushroom.
    16 September 2013
    A new family of slug has been discovered in the cloud forests of Sierra Gorda, thanks to assistance from Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda ...
  • Photograph of two Red-fronted Macaws flying overhead
    13 September 2013
    Five years ago Kevin Cox, a Council Member of World Land Trust (WLT), visited Bolivia’s Beni savanna. Fascinated by the landscape and the diverse range of spec...
  • Photograph of Keeper of the Wild Venancio
    12 September 2013
    If we don’t act now to save the Golden Poison Frog we may drive this extraordinary species to extinction. Bethan John meets Keeper of the Wild Venancio whose job it is to pro...
  • Photograph of a Golden Poison Frog
    12 September 2013
    In the Chocó of Colombia people are suffering the aftermath of years of armed conflict. Although living in relative peace, they watch helplessly as incomers destroy the...
  • Close up of a Black-and-gold Tanager
    11 September 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) has helped safeguard more than 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) of Colombia’s threatened Chocó Rainforest. Buy an Acre » In the past few...
  • Lily and Lionel's Emily Bronze scarf, looped
    10 September 2013
    World Land Trust and Lily and Lionel have collaborated on a stunning range of silk scarves to raise awareness and funds to help protect African Elephants. The exclusive Loo...
  • Close up of a Jaguar. © Kevin Schafer / PfB
    09 September 2013
    A legacy of £6,350 from the Hugh Anderson Legacy Trust has been made to World Land Trust (WLT) specifically for Jaguar conservation.   Jaguars are present on man...
  • Photograph of trees in Hoya Verde reserve
    03 September 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) continues to build on a successful conservation partnership in Mexico with a land purchase of nearly 600 acres in Sierra Gorda. Buy an Acre » Tha...
  • Caucasian Leopard © Misad Dreamstime.com
    29 August 2013
    Less than two months after a remote camera caught a tantalising glimpse of a Caucasian Leopard in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR), a second video taken in daylight has provided...
  • Photograph of Keeper of the Wild, Ranger Pablo Millán, applying plaster to net to repair a damaged nest. © José Manuel Briceño.
    28 August 2013
    A record number of Yellow-shouldered Parrots have fledged this year in Margarita Island, Venezuela. Donate to Keepers of the Wild » This success is due to protecti...
  • Photo of Daisy East at the WLT stand, Chessington Conservation Evening. © Daisy East / WLT.
    28 August 2013
    Daisy East represented World Land Trust at a recent Conservation Evening at Chessington World of Adventures. Here she gives an account of the event, and of her experience of volunt...
  • Picture of deckchairs with models Phoebe Collings James and Clara Paget, and actress Bonnie Wright
    27 August 2013
    After a few  years of quite frankly miserable summer weather in the UK, 2013 has proved that in a good year, summer in Britain is unbeatable. So, if ever there was a good t...
  • A young Orang-utan in the wild. © Chris Perrett / naturesart.co.uk.
    19 August 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) has launched its biggest ever appeal aiming to raise one million pounds to secure a wildlife corridor for Bornean Orang-utans in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo...
  • Photograph of Felipe shortly after his release
    14 August 2013
    For the first time ever, an Andean Condor with a satellite transmitter has been released in Ecuador. The young male condor, named Felipe after the farmer who rescued him, w...
  • Photograph of Rye Harbour Sussex by Barry Yates
    09 August 2013
    Dan Bradbury, Head of Digital Communications at World Land Trust (WLT), is one of the judges of WLT's Wild Places competition. Here he gives his reaction to some of the im...
  • Riverside landscape of Atlantic Forest in Paraguay. © Ilosuna.
    08 August 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) has played a key role in setting up the San Rafael Fund for Biodiversity Conservation, worth one million US dollars. The endowment fund will provide a lif...
  • Remote camera screen shot of the tail of a Caucasian Leopard
    07 August 2013
    Dan Bradbury, World Land Trust’s Head of Digital Communications, reports on an exciting week. On 9 July World Land Trust (WLT) received word that a Caucasian Leopard had b...
  • Camera-trap photo of Oncilla in Bolivia
    18 July 2013
    With more than 300 entries from 60 conservation projects, the Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition is on course to showcase a range of extraordinary pictures for ano...

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