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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 09 September 2013
    Human-animal conflict, turning a blind eye to the persecution of protected species, the impact of domestic and feral cats on wildlife… the list of awkward conservation subje...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 13 August 2013
    13 August 2013: Leading conservationist and Bornean Orang-utan specialist, Dr Isabelle Lackman, will make a special appearance today at the launch of World Land Trust’s Milli...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 06 August 2013
    15 July 2013: Camera-trap footage of a Caucasian Leopard in Armenia is being hailed as a breakthrough by the international conservation community.  The video was shot...
  • 18 July 2013
    Thanks to the generous support of a donor in Germany, World Land Trust (WLT) has helped fund the expansion of Fundación Jocotoco’s Buenaventura Reserve in Ecuador by a...
  • 18 July 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) has committed to fund a ranger in Güisayote Biological Reserve in western Honduras through the Trust’s Keepers of the Wild programme. WLT...
  • 17 July 2013
    For four years, Jo Kingsbury worked with teams from Glasgow University surveying the diversity of mammals in Bolivia’s Beni savanna region. The expeditions focused on the Bar...
  • 10 July 2013
    Leopards are elusive animals at the best of times but in the vicinity of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) it was eight years since one had been seen. If it hadn’t been for...
  • 20 June 2013
    More than 3,000 people joined Fundación Pro-Bosque’s 20th anniversary celebrations at the first ever eco festival to be held in Cerro Blanco Protected Forest Reserve....
  • 18 June 2013
    Roberto Pedraza reports on remarkable finds in a remote reserve. Earlier in the month I enjoyed two of the most educational days I’ve had in many years. I spent them in th...
  • 14 June 2013
    A monster-face akin to Dracula or a smiley friend? Viv Burton describes her enduring attachment to the Axolotl. Axolotl is a short story written by Julio Cortázar in 1952...
  • 10 June 2013
    The 2013 National Geographic/Buffett Award for Conservation Leadership in Latin America has been awarded to Alberto Yanosky, Executive Director of WLT Partner, Guyra Paraguay. T...

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