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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.

  • 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...
  • 05 July 2005
    How to get to Dunwich Forest. See a larger version of the map. (Use your back button to return here.) Cycle in the beautiful forests of East Suffolk and help save the rain...
  • 16 March 2005
    The World Land Trust's Carbon Balanced programme was launched on Tuesday, 8th March at London's Rainforest Cafe. The event was aimed at both public and private sector organ...
  • 07 March 2005
    URGENT MESSAGE FROM WLT'S PARTNERS IN PARAGUAY: Dear friends, San Rafael, the first IBA and the last Atlantic Forest Remnant in Paraguay, is suffering the largest fires in...
  • 31 January 2005
    Bill Oddie in Patagonia Protect Wilderness and Wildlife in Patagonia Did you see Bill Oddie with penguins, Parrots & Whales, on TV? Would you like to help protect this...
  • 30 November 2004
    Toomai of the Elephants is an extract from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The story takes place in India's Garo Hills, the area where the World Land Trust's Elephant C...
  • 30 November 2004
    Kirsty with an orphaned elephant. See a larger image here. (Use your back button to return.) A Journey to the Elephant Corridor of Garo Hills, India In November 2004 Kir...
  • 24 November 2004
    – A great success – The World Land Trust charity auction took place 23 November 2004, and was a great success raising over £1500 for WLT’s most urgent proj...
  • 05 November 2004
    The World Land Trust (WLT) has a new partner - Guyra Paraguay. John Burton, CEO of the World Land Trust, visited Guyra in Paraguay in October 2004, to see the extent of deforestati...
  • 16 September 2004
    Fundación Jocotoco, WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador, is featured in the latest issue of Plant Talk (No. 37, August 2004). The article, "Saving threatened plan...
  • 16 August 2004
    Selected stories from the WLT eBulletin Newsletters: June 2004: Habitat of El Oro Parakeet saved in Ecuador May 2004: Burrowing P...
  • 20 May 2004
    One of the rewards of being a Green Ink contributor is that you get invited to occasional parties to meet the other authors and contributors. It’s part of a fervent ‘...
  • 26 January 2004
    Focus on Forests, WLT's educational website about forest issues, has been awarded the maximum 5 star rating for educational usefulness by Schoolzone's independent reviewe...
  • 15 January 2004
    Less than three years ago, the Sea Lion colony at the WLT reserve in Patagonia looked like this. Today, the colony stands at over a hundred individuals. Sea Lion numbers in P...
  • 11 December 2003
    The World Land Trust (WLT) was featured last Saturday in The Independent, one of Britain's leading broadsheet newspapers. The feature, "50 Best Christmas Presents" in...
  • 30 November 2003
    By the initiative of World Learning the World Land trust (WLT) organised a study tour to the UK in November for nine Bulgarian representatives of the National Trust EcoFund (NTEF)....
  • 05 November 2003
    Discovering that Jaguar numbers are increasing on the Programme for Belize lands was the highlight of a speech given by Edilberto Romero, Executive Director of Programme for Belize...
  • 12 October 2003
    This margay with kitten is one of the paintings included in the exhibition. © Maurice Wilson The World Land Trust will be opening its doors to the public on Monday 3rd N...
  • 18 September 2003
    Christopher Parsons, OBE (1932-2002) WLT Trustee 1991-2002. When WLT Trustee Chris Parsons died last November, we pledged to honour his life and work in the most effective...
  • 04 July 2003
    Sir Attenborough pictured with the late Christopher Parsons, producer of "Life on Earth" and former WLT trustee. On the 3 July Sir David Attenborough launched the a...
  • 20 June 2003
    Indian Elephant, drawn by Priyanka Jena (11) from Ghaziabad India Protecting a wildlife corridor to save the Indian Elephant Elephant conservation - a first for the WLT In...
  • 26 May 2003
    Earlier this year we reported on a dramatic bush fire which swept across the coastal steppe in Patagonia, and devastated huge swathes of grassland. Luckily the rains came just in t...
  • 06 May 2003
    Harpy Eagle. See a larger image here. (Use your back button to return to this page.) One of the world's most powerful birds of prey, the Harpy Eagle is considered to be n...
  • 31 March 2003
    Bill Oddie describing some of his rainforest adventures. Bill Oddie officially launched the World Land Trust's new educational forest conservation website focusonforests....
  • 16 March 2003
    Fire heading towards the ranch. See larger image. (Use your back button to return here.) The Ranch if Hopes (Estancia La Esperanza) is a 15,000 acre Patagonian Nature Reserve...
  • 03 March 2003
    Founded in 1989, the World Land Trust has been successful in saving tropical forests and other habitats in many parts of the world – over 300,000 acres so far. But the Trust...
  • 26 February 2003
    Jocotoco Antpitta, first discovered in what is now the Tapichalaca reserve. Doug Wechsler/© VIREO Dr Niels Krabbe recently wrote to the WLT with some exciting findings f...
  • 16 February 2003
    Photograph © Dr Nigel Simpson – the image has been enhanced to show more detail Maned Wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus sighted The World Land Trust has posted an unusua...
  • 13 February 2003
    Using Flagship Species to Promote Conservation John Burton, CEO of the World Land Trust, discusses the use of popular, ‘cuddly’ animals to raise funds for conservation...
  • 05 February 2003
    Three students from the University of East Anglia (UEA) arrived in Belize this week to carry out research that will benefit wild Jaguars. The research projects are part of their MS...
  • 01 February 2003
    14 February 2003 – Make this year's Valentine's gift your most memorable ever! The Valentine gift of a lifetime…a romantic eco trip for you and your partner...

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