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Press Releases

Official news releases from the World Land Trust (WLT). Visit the Press Information section of our website for more WLT information for the press.

  • 16 January 2006
    A new nature reserve in Paraguay will protect some of the world's rarest mammals, such as the 'three giants'; the Giant Otter, Giant Anteater and Giant Armadillo. The r...
  • 10 October 2005
    6-9pm, Thursday 27th October at Country & Eastern, Old Skating Rink Gallery Bethel Street, Norwich Launched in 2004, World Land Trust is working with the Wildlife Trus...
  • 22 August 2005
    Treasure Trove Found in Dunwich Treasure was indeed found on Sunday 13 August, when the cyclists competing in the World Land Trust's Dunwich Forest Cycle Treasure Hunt scour...
  • 14 July 2005
    Sir David Attenborough, patron of the international conservation charity World Land Trust, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science at the University of East Anglia (Norwich Un...
  • 13 June 2005
    Dr Nigel Simpson, WLT trustee and founder of the Jocotoco Foundation. Dr Nigel Simpson was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours L...
  • 25 May 2005
    Update February 2008: The World Land Trust and APH are no longer affiliated with Pickatrail.com. Please note that if you book airport parking or airport hotels through Pickatrail,...
  • 25 May 2005
    Website of the Week: www.carbonbalanced.org A relatively small UK conservation charity, World Land Trust (WLT), based in rural Suffolk, has been awarded the prestigious Websit...
  • 27 April 2005
    Instead of socks or novelty golf accessories this Father's Day (6th June) give something different with a Gift Acre of Rainforest. The special Father's Day Gift Acre packag...
  • 18 April 2005
    Suffolk businesses that review their energy policies now will benefit from increased efficiency and profitability, says carbon balancing experts, The World Land Trust. The Suffo...
  • 23 March 2005
    Is it cost-effective and ethical for a charity to use some of its funds to pay for 'free' gifts sent out to new supporters? The World Land Trust (WLT), an international con...
  • 14 February 2005
    "A side effect of the amazing public response to the Asian Tsunami disaster, has been a massive decline in donations to other charities", according to John Burton, the CE...
  • 10 February 2005
    The World Land Trust is aiming to sign up 365 businesses to its Carbon Balancing service in its 1st year. It is currently the only charity offering a free carbon audit service and...
  • 31 January 2005
    Environment charity, The World Land Trust is offering romantics the chance to show their loved one how much they care this Valentine's Day with a Gift Acre of rainforest that l...
  • 19 January 2005
    Don't miss... Oddie's Patagonia Sunday 30 January, at 5.30pm, BBC2 Last autumn John Burton, WLT's CEO visited the Ranch of Hopes Wildlife Refuge in Patagonia, funded...
  • 15 December 2004
    World Land Trust CEO John Burton was invited as a special guest at the award ceremony of the European Grand Prix for Innovation, which this year was dedicated to the Environment. D...
  • 17 November 2004
    If you are looking for an alternative Christmas gift, then why not consider Christmas gifts that benefit charities? The World Land Trust offers an alternative to Christmas gift giv...
  • 15 October 2004
    View over Jatunpamba. See larger image here. (Use your back button to return.) Working through local partner Jocotoco Foundation (Fundación Jocotoco) in Ecuador, the W...
  • 15 October 2004
    Fears over accelerating carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have led to speculation about runaway climate change. Predictions based on Met Office models and research on polar ice caps ind...
  • 15 September 2004
    Bill Oddie (centre) with a cheque from Geest PLC to set WLT's Costa Rica Project rolling in 1995. (Photo courtesy of Geest PLC) Famous Birder to make BBC TV programme in...
  • 31 August 2004
    Gerard Bertrand, former trustee of the World Land Trust, elected Honory President. HM Queen Noor of Jordan and Dr Gerald Bertrand in London Eye. (Photo courtesy of BirdLife Int...
  • 26 August 2004
    "eVolunteers" help conservation organisation improve online activities. Volunteers have been the backbone of charities and charitable fundraising from many years, but ch...
  • 28 June 2004
    The future of the endangered El Oro Parakeet is now more secure thanks to the Jocotoco Foundation, the World Land Trust's partner organisation in Ecuador. The El Oro Parakeet,...
  • 11 June 2004
    A new Diploma in Conservation and Project Administration has just been announced by the University of East Anglia (Norwich University). This has been developed as a direct result o...
  • 31 March 2004
    Are you a frequent traveller, or have a trip planned and are travelling light? If so, would you consider helping the World Land Trust (WLT) transport essential books to non-governm...
  • 23 March 2004
    The so-called 'Nigerian Frauds' are well known to most internet users. The recipient gets an email offering them a percentage of huge sums of money that are being smuggled...
  • 23 February 2004
    Most charities are recruiting fewer than 18 new donors a year through the Internet according to a news item in the Third Sector (a magazine for the UK voluntary sector). This is ob...
  • 30 January 2004
    Bowhead Whales Feeding (Print). Size with border (including signature) 22" x 25.5" (56cm x 65cm). © Bruce Pearson 'Food for Conservation' seeking in...
  • 28 January 2004
    Instead of buying Valentine's flowers, you could enable the World Land Trust to save an acre of tropical rainforest with all its rare flowers, such as these orchids in Ecuad...
  • 28 November 2003
    Earlier this year the World Land Trust was approached by World Learning, who specialise in developing the skills and potential of institutions, to organise a study tour to the UK f...
  • 03 October 2003
    The World Land Trust (WLT) formally launched its new campaign to raise funds for elephant corridors in N E India, at a reception held in the Mall Gallery on the 30th September. The...
  • 18 September 2003
    The World Land Trust announced today the purchase of the first part of the Christopher Parsons Rainforest. The WLT's partner organisation in Ecuador, the Jocotoco Foundation ha...
  • 08 September 2003
    Only two months ago Sir David Attenborough launched the World Land Trust's "Christopher Parsons Rainforest Appeal". Chris Parsons, who died in 2002, was not only a Tr...
  • 15 July 2003
    Sir David Attenborough – new World Land Trust patron.   Sir David Attenborough has been a supporter of the World Land since it was founded in in 1989. At the lau...
  • 04 July 2003
    It was with great sadness that the World Land Trust learned of the death of Christopher Parsons OBE, on the 8th November 2002. David Attenborough described Chris as probably the mo...
  • 20 June 2003
    Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the WLT are working together to protect a natural elephant corridor in NE India. This is the first project the WLT has undertaken for the protecti...
  • 13 June 2003
    "As an international charity based in Halesworth, we are very dependent on the Internet. In fact one of the reasons we have been able to locate here was the introduction of...
  • 14 May 2003
    One of the side effects of the recent world crisis is its impact on international wildlife charities. After the first Gulf War in 1989, donations to the World Land Trust dropped dr...
  • 06 May 2003
    One of the world's most powerful birds of prey, the Harpy Eagle is considered to be near extinction in Central America. In an attempt to save them the Peregrine Fund has been c...
  • 21 April 2003
    Rainforest For Sale – poster designed by Bob Linney The World Land Trust has helped save nearly 300,000 acres of tropical rainforests and other habitats since it was fo...
  • 17 March 2003
    A joint venture between a UK based conservation charity (World Land Trust) and the government department for overseas aid (Department For International Development) has resulted in...
  • 05 March 2003
    What would Easter be without chocolate? This year the World Land Trust is giving you an opportunity to save a piece of tropical rainforest and sample some of the world's fine...
  • 05 March 2003
    A tin Easter egg, filled with chocolates and decorated with an Easter Bunny Did you know that Easter Bunnies, like Bugs Bunny are actually Hares? For centuries hares have bee...
  • 01 February 2003
    A single red rose received on Valentine's Day. What could be nicer? Only receiving a whole bunch of red roses. That is, until you look at the price tag for the beloved...
  • 16 October 2002
    The new rainforest - the orange dots show the border with the existing reserve, and the yellow dots show the extent of the new land purchased. See larger image. (Use your back b...
  • 09 October 2002
    The Burrowing Parrot of South America, is a widespread and often very abundant species. So abundant that it is often considered a pest, and shot. But could it be endangered? The C...
  • 03 October 2002
    First sighting of Puma on the Estancia la Esperanza (Ranch of Hopes) in Patagonia The Estancia la Esperanza was acquired by conservationists over two years ago, and although footp...
  • 17 June 2002
    ECOTRUST Uganda is a dynamic new conservation organisation that provides funding for environmental and conservation initiatives in Uganda. The Chief Executive of the World Land Tru...
  • 06 June 2002
    A new and exciting fundraising initiative of international conservation charity, the World Land Trust was the reason behind celebrations at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 7th. Ho...
  • 07 March 2002
    The World Land Trust's only UK project and location of its "Trees for Peanuts" scheme, is starting to undergo rapid development with the help and hard work of the Bri...
  • 01 March 2002
    Using new and innovative ideas for fundraising, pupils of Kingsbrook School near Milton Keynes have raised £1,000 for the World Land Trust's Patagonia Project. One idea w...

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