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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.

  • 14 September 2007
    (Top) Mountain Agousti being fed in Tapichalaca. (Bottom) One of the animals visiting the reserve. See a larger image of the Agouti (use your back button to return here.)...
  • 04 September 2007
    Willow elephants 'wandering' through Hyde Park to raise awareness of the threats facing the elephants in India. Today saw the launch of "Trunks meet Trunks"...
  • 04 September 2007
    Muriqui photographed on REGUA's Red Trail in April 2007. Photograph by Neil Burchett. Sightings of the critically endangered Woolly Spider Monkey, Brachyteles arachnoids,...
  • 31 August 2007
    The big blue mouse from Everyclick.com with Helena Akerlund and Sam Ovenden of the World Land Trust. 31 August 2007 The Forum, Norwich If you happened to visit Norwich cit...
  • 31 August 2007
    17-19th August 2007 Rutland Water World Land Trust attended the Birdfair again this year, in our usual place in Marquee 4, where WLT staff and representatives from our partner...
  • 16 August 2007
    The World Land Trust believes that the current rush into biofuel production is misguided - it is a risky and ineffective strategy for reducing CO2 levels and it is destroying natur...
  • 03 August 2007
    Stripe-necked Mongoose. This Stripe-necked Mongoose was photographed recently in the new Tirunelli-Kudrakotte elephant corridor being purchased with funds from WLT in Kerala...
  • 26 July 2007
    The lodge building work in progress... ...and the builders, taking a well deserved break. Funded largely by WLT Council Member, Kevin Cox, the Three Giants Lodge, in...
  • 26 July 2007
    Two curious otters. (Click on the photo to see a larger image.) Alberto Yanosky, of GUYRA Paraguay, World Land Trust partner organisation in Paraguay, sent this fantastic pho...
  • 25 July 2007
    Stafford Railway is a small local Building Society which lends throughout England and Wales. It has been awarded the "Lender of the Year" accolade by What Mortgage? magaz...
  • 04 July 2007
    From left: John Burton (CEO of the World Land Trust), Sir David Attenborough (WLT Patron), Donal Forde, Managing Director of AIB and Jacqui McCrum, Head of Corporate Social Resp...
  • 02 July 2007
    The View from REGUA lodge. Annaliese Martindale was the lucky winner of the Brazil Holiday Promotion competition back in September last year. She, and her fellow traveller, C...
  • 30 June 2007
    Guests enjoy the wonderful setting, and the roses. Kate & Sophie Sargan present John Bullivant of Ocean Contract Cleaning with a certificate to record their donation...
  • 26 June 2007
    Some of the animals captured by the cameras at Río Canandé and Bunaventura. Click on the images to see larger versions. Volunteer Ivan Samuels has been busy...
  • 05 June 2007
    Education consultants CLS Education have recently donated another £400 in addition to the £2,500 they gave last year to the Elephant Corridor project in India. For thei...
  • 05 June 2007
    Rumble in the Jungle is Birmingham's first carbon neutral club night to emphasize the importance of reducing our collective carbon footprints and offsetting the unavoidable emi...
  • 30 April 2007
    Antpitta being fitted with transmitter. The Jocotoco Antpitta is the emblem of Fundación Jocotoco (FJ), WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador. This species of antp...
  • 30 April 2007
    The WLT would like to say a big thank you to its London marathon supporters, some of whom created personal fundraising web pages on the Justgiving.com website for gathering donatio...
  • 30 April 2007
    Currasaws being fitted with radio collars prior to release. Click on the images to see larger versions. New land purchase expands REGUA reserve IUCN Netherlands has rece...
  • 26 April 2007
    WLT has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with two new project partners in Ecuador: Pro-Bosque, who administer the Cerro Blanco Protected Forest, near Ecuador...
  • 26 April 2007
    Having previously photographed a jaguar, Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda sent these photos, also captured by remote controlled cameras to WLT: "Today...
  • 19 March 2007
    Evidence of the elephant presence: Footprints (top) and damage to trees. Click on the images to see larger versions. World Land Trust (WLT) is working with Wildlife Trust of...
  • 19 March 2007
    Botanist Lou Jost, who has been surveying the orchids on FJ reserves for the past few years, has been working on three important botanical sites in the Pastaza valley, in an unprot...
  • 19 March 2007
    WLT's partner, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), have recently released six elephant calves in Manas National Park - this is the first time that elephants have been rehabilita...
  • 19 March 2007
    El Oro Parakeets on top of one of the nest boxes (top) and eggs laid by one of the parakeet pairs. Click on the images to see larger versions. The El Oro Parakeet was only d...
  • 16 March 2007
    Jaguar photographed in Sierra Gorda. See a larger image of the jaguar here. The jaguar photo was taken using a camera trap, put up by Roberto Pedraza, along with Ben and Alina L...
  • 09 February 2007
    Recently the proceedings of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) 61st Annual Conference were published. The Conference was held in Leipzig in August 2006, and the par...
  • 09 February 2007
    Since 2002, World Land Trust has been working with GreenAgenda, a printer cartridge recycling company. GreenAgenda passes on the value of the cartridges it receives to charities, a...
  • 30 January 2007
    Written by WLT supporter Durlabh Singh. Notes from a visit to the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (RBCMA) and its two field stations at La Milpa and Hill Bank. 14...
  • 21 January 2007
    Summary The World Land Trust is now supporting three projects in the Atlantic forest of Brazil – one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world – working with REGU...
  • 22 November 2006
    The Jocotoco Foundation (FJ), WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador, has recently been awarded an environmental medal by the town of Macara, in south-west Ecuador. Macara lies...
  • 16 October 2006
    Rainforest Auction: 16th - 22nd October Did you know the 16th to 22nd October is National Giving Week in the UK? National Giving week encourages everyone to think about what is...
  • 12 October 2006
    News has just come in of a Tamandua (Collared Anteater) found in Buenaventura reserve, Ecuador. Unfortunately the animal was dead, after having been in collision with a car, but th...
  • 21 August 2006
    International bird watching event, Rutland Water, Oakham Friday 18th-Sunday 20th August 2006 This year World Land Trust's exhibit at the Birdwatching Fair focussed on Carbo...
  • 07 August 2006
    World Land Trust and World Parks are forming an alliance, based on the shared vision of the two organisations. World Parks has changed its name to World Land Trust-US and US suppor...
  • 02 August 2006
    The Gods Never Die at the Cut, Halesworth Friday, 28 July 2006 The Gods Never Die is a stunning documentary on rare Indian rituals filmed in Kerala, southern India, where socia...
  • 30 July 2006
    Wyken Hall, Suffolk Monday, 24th July 2006 The World Land Trust and Lady Carlisle of Wyken Hall in Suffolk hosted an Art Masterclass with Bruce Pearson a WLT Trustee and one of...
  • 23 July 2006
    The Linnaeus Floral Clock was contained in an old iron bedstead, presided over by Linnaeus himself. Flowers opened and closed according to the time of day. Joint First Prize win...
  • 05 July 2006
    Elaine Shaughnessy (right), WLT Council Member and Head of Development of the Linnean Society of London, talks with Byron Swift (centre) from WLT-US and Mark Hoogeslag (Netherla...
  • 20 June 2006
    Most of India’s 450 million women live in the countryside, where they rarely own land and have little economic power and yet, when motivated, they have within their power the...
  • 05 May 2006
    Happy birthday, Sir David! Sir David Attenborough is Britain’s best known and most loved Natural History Filmmaker. Over his fifty-year career David Attenborough has been...
  • 23 March 2006
    Three-toed Sloth in the Guapi Assu Reserve in the Atlantic rainforest, Brazil. Patrolling 13,500 acres of Atlantic Rainforest; planting thousands of new trees; re-creating we...
  • 20 December 2005
    Following the tsunami in 2004 the WLT established a Reef & Mangrove Appeal, and we have now been accepting postal and telephone donations for a few months. Details of the appea...
  • 14 November 2005
    Ranch of Hopes, with its Guanaco sign. See larger image. (Use your back button to return here.) On Wednesday, 2 November at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), London, Bil...
  • 20 September 2005
    The World Land Trust is holding an event at Aldeburgh Cinema on October 9th 3pm to raise money for its Indian elephant conservation project. Two documentaries, "The Gods Never...
  • 20 September 2005
    Daryl Hannah in Belize, preparing for a photo shoot. At the end of July John Burton of the World Land Trust (WLT) took a small group to see the rainforests of Belize. Film st...
  • 08 September 2005
    NEWS FLASH: The Jocotoco Antpitta has just been found in the Christopher Parsons Rainforest. WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador, The Jocotoco Foundation, owns and manages th...
  • 08 August 2005
    Live at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Wednesday, 2 November 2005 at 7pm Last year Bill Oddie and a crew from BBC television visited the Ranch of Hopes, a reserve in Patag...
  • 07 August 2005
    Simon Barnes, wildlife spotting at night in Belize. The Times Saturday August 6 2005 Comment 23 Two glittering stars on one day in the rainforest. Just how lucky is that? W...
  • 10 July 2005
    Meet the WLT: Programme for Belize staff at the 2004 Bird Fair. Verla Neal (left), Tourism Development Officer, and Bladimir Rodrigues, La Milpa Field Station Guide, on las...

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