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Conservation news and updates from the World Land Trust (WLT) project areas.

  • 31 January 2014
    Under the terms of an exciting new partnership, World Land Trust (WLT) is working with Viet Nature Conservation Centre (Viet Nature) to develop a Carbon Balanced project in the for...
  • 29 January 2014
    Creatures Great & Small, the current exhibition at World Land Trust (WLT) gallery, celebrates the diversity of the animal kingdom, with a focus on otters, which are now re...
  • 28 January 2014
    Settling back into work after the winter break is never easy - so here at World Land Trust (WLT) we were delighted to receive in early January a video recorded on Christmas Day sho...
  • 27 January 2014
    Funds from World Land Trust (WLT) supporters Travel Republic and SaladStop! have recently extended Cerro-Prieto Cerro de la Luz reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda. On a trip to...
  • 27 January 2014
    World Land Trust (WLT) has funded an extension to the remote Cerro-Prieto Cerro de la Luz reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda thanks to donations from corporate supporters Trave...
  • 14 January 2014
    Green thinking by the private sector has left an unexpected conservation legacy on the outskirts of Ecuador’s largest city, as Bethan John discovers in Cerro Blanco Prot...
  • 14 January 2014
    In Cerro Blanco, a forest reserve supported by World Land Trust, Roving Reporter Bethan John discovers that recreating a complex forest is far from easy - but that the investm...
  • 09 January 2014
    The new Kangüery visitor centre in Paraguay’s Guyra Reta Reserve has opened, a year after the original building was destroyed by fire. In October 2012, the Kang...
  • 08 January 2014
    Asociación Armonía, Bolivian conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT), has purchased 14,827 acres (6,000 hectares) of Beni savanna and palm forest island habita...
  • 06 January 2014
    A beautiful blue spreadwing damselfly – Lestes pictus – has been recorded for the first time at Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Assu (REGUA) in Brazil, a reserve supp...
  • 19 December 2013
    Against a back drop of ongoing and successful conservation projects, 2013 was a memorable year for World Land Trust (WLT). Our Special Appeals produced exciting conservatio...
  • 19 December 2013
    If you’re sitting down to roast turkey for Christmas dinner give a thought to the turkey's wild relatives and the habitats they depend on. The turkey that we eat at Ch...
  • 19 December 2013
    As an important step in linking Rewak Reserve Forest with Emangre Reserve Forest in Meghalaya, the Rewak-Emangre Corridor has been officially declared, which further cons...
  • 13 December 2013
    It began as any other working day, but as events on 10 November 2013 unfolded, it quickly became clear that this was anything but a routine day on the reserve. Vicky Mkrtchyan, Env...
  • 13 December 2013
    Patience has been rewarded. Finally, we can bring you camera-trap footage showing full body images of a large male Caucasian Leopard in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. World Land...
  • 10 December 2013
    The weather has been influencing activities in the past few months, explains Keeper of the Wild José Acaro in a report from Laipuna, a reserve managed by Nature and...
  • 10 December 2013
    On a recent visit to India Prince Charles visited the Vazhachal Forest Range in Kerala, where he heard about the threats facing Indian Elephants, the importance of wildlife corrido...
  • 09 December 2013
    Fleeting footage of a Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) has been recorded in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge on a camera-trap funded by World Land Trust (WLT). The reserve is managed by WL...
  • 05 December 2013
    Funds from World Land Trust’s (WLT) Buy an Acre appeal have secured 124 acres (50 hectares) of cloud forest in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda. The purchase of land to form La...
  • 05 December 2013
    A Neotropical Otter has been seen and photographed for the first time at Barba Azul Nature Reserve in Bolivia’s Beni Savanna. This is a conservation breakthrough and indic...
  • 04 December 2013
    The wild creatures of Sabah in Borneo: will they live happily ever after? Author and World Land Trust (WLT) ambassador Nicola Davies believes their future is secure, but...
  • 27 November 2013
    Following the success of Big Match Fortnight, World Land Trust is making great progress in safeguarding the Keruak Corridor in Sabah, north east Borneo. Donate to Borneo Rainfor...
  • 26 November 2013
    Conservationists have been appalled to learn that the 2013 rate of deforestation in the Gran Chaco region of South America has accelerated to a rate of 216 acres (87 hectares) per...
  • 21 November 2013
    Encouraged by the camera-trap recordings of a Caucasian Leopard earlier in the year, World Land Trust continues to raise funds to ensure the future of this endangered species in th...
  • 21 November 2013
    During National Tree Week we celebrate Kites Hill, an ancient Beech woodland in the UK, and the only reserve owned by World Land Trust. Donate to the Action Fund » Gift...
  • 21 November 2013
    World Land Trust’s (WLT) conservation partner in Armenia – Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) – continues to inspire local peo...
  • 21 November 2013
    Gor Hovhannisyan is a wildlife ranger supported by World Land Trust's (WLT) Keepers of the Wild programme. He is employed by WLT’s conservation partner in Armenia, t...
  • 21 November 2013
    An extraordinary image of a rare dormouse on a nocturnal hunting expedition wins top prize in the BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year Competition 2013 in...
  • 19 November 2013
    In light of the news of today's bombings in Beirut we considered holding this news story. However, one of the gratifying things about working in conservation is that it is...
  • 15 November 2013
    The tropical dry forest reserve of La Ceiba in southern Ecuador has been extended by 133 acres (54 hectares), thanks to Buy an Acre funding from World Land Trust (WLT). Buy an A...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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” –...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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