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

  • 18 February 2013
    The efforts of conservationists working to preserve habitat for the endangered Caucasian Leopard in Armenia have been boosted by confirmation of the leopard’s presence. St...
  • 11 February 2013
    Bethan John reports on a bird ecology course at Hill Bank, one of two ecotourism sites managed by Programme for Belize (PfB) – the first ever land purchase project supported...
  • 06 February 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) started its pioneering work more than two decades ago in Belize, a small country in Central America, about the size of Wales. Programme for Belize (PfB) was...
  • 30 January 2013
    The World Land Trust and its partners in Borneo were saddened to learn from Malaysian wildlife officials yesterday that ten Endangered Bornean Pygmy Elephants had been found dead i...
  • 25 January 2013
    During 2012 World Land Trust (WLT) stayed true to its founding mission. The Trust's main aim has always been to raise funds to purchase critically threatened habitats, and t...
  • 23 January 2013
    A rare, carnivorous plant has been found in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda, in a reserve recently purchased by World Land Trust (WLT). The tiny butterworts (Pinguicula) were discov...
  • 04 January 2013
    World Land Trust’s conservation partner in Armenia has successfully agreed a lease of 2,718 acres (1,100 hectares) of land to extend the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. The addi...
  • 20 December 2012
    Guyra Paraguay, World Land Trust’s (WLT) partner in Paraguay, has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Guyra marked the anniversary with a special publication which included t...
  • 17 December 2012
    World Land Trust supporter Jessica McConnell went on a life-changing trip to the Tirunelli-Kudrakote elephant corridor in Kerala, southern India. She visited Cheakady, a new villag...
  • 13 December 2012
    Saving the Beni savanna ecoregion of northern Bolivia is a priority for World Land Trust’s (WLT) Buy an Acre fund in 2013. WLT is assisting Bolivian conservation organisat...
  • 13 December 2012
    The strategic purchase of 54 acres (22 hectares) of land bordering the Matumbo Gap in Brazil will extend a crucial wildlife corridor in the Atlantic rainforest. World Land Trust (...
  • 13 December 2012
    Armenian NGO Green Lane has completed a landmark educational project on the sustainable cultivation of medicinal and culinary herbs in Armenia. The project was possible thanks to f...
  • 04 December 2012
    One third of the population of Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico migrates to the USA for work. Bethan John meets a wildlife ranger supported by the World Land Trust (WLT) and finds ou...
  • 27 November 2012
    There are clear indications that the Guatemalan private sector will support conservation projects, according to World Land Trust (WLT) chief executive John Burton after a successfu...
  • 22 November 2012
    Thanks to the early responders to WLT’s Caucasian Leopard Appeal we are able to begin negotiations to secure land that will protect Caucasian leopard habitat. Negotiations wi...
  • 22 November 2012
    Following a site visit by journalists and World Land Trust’s Mary Tibbett to Borneo, the Trust is more determined than ever to conserve rainforest habitat for the Orang-utan...
  • 22 November 2012
    High in the cloud forests of Sierra Gorda, a vast mountainous region in Central Mexico, the forests harbour threatened treasures that are protected thanks to a successful conservat...
  • 16 November 2012
    Although World Land Trust (WLT) is best known for its work saving threatened forests in foreign parts, the Kites Hill Reserve in Gloucestershire is WLT's showcase reserve in th...
  • 07 November 2012
    In October the conservation world was shaken by the news that Guyra Paraguay's buildings in the San Rafael Reserve were subject to an arson attack in what was thought to be an...
  • 22 October 2012
    Every acre counts: nearly 1,500 saved in one month in Mexico, Paraguay and Ecuador.. 564 acres of ancient forest habitat SAVED in Mexico In addition to the 878 acres (355 ha)...
  • 22 October 2012
    Every acre counts: nearly 1,500 saved in one month in Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico.. 190 acres saved in Ecuador – adding conservation value to the Narupa Reserve Fundac...
  • 22 October 2012
    Every acre counts: nearly 1,500 saved in one month in Paraguay, Ecuador and Mexico.. 677 acres of Atlantic Rainforest saved in Paraguay but threats continue San Rafael still...
  • 03 October 2012
    A volunteer at a nature reserve in Armenia spots a year-old bear who managed to survive the harsh winter without its mother While volunteering in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, A...
  • 27 September 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) is helping to address the escalating conflict between people and tigers in India to save the lives of both In the first six months of 2012, India has lost...
  • 14 September 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) launches a new Special Appeal to support a conservation project to save the rare Caucasian Leopard in Armenia In April, a blanket of snow covered the vast...
  • 12 September 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) helps extend the Cerro Prieto-Cerro La Luz Reserve in Mexico to help protect more of this threatened ecosystem In May, WLT celebrated the creation of the 75...
  • 10 September 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates over 10 years of on-the-ground conservation by our partner organisation in Paraguay, saving one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet W...
  • 16 August 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates further success for a project that is protecting biodiversity, fighting against dangerous climate change and benefiting indigenous communities...
  • 10 August 2012
    Thanks to the generosity of World Land Trust (WLT) supporters, we have successfully raised £10,000 in just six months to protect Endangered parrots on Margarita Island In 20...
  • 25 July 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) thanks zoo keepers across the UK for supporting their fellow keepers working in some of the remotest areas of the planet to protect animals in the wild Ke...
  • 06 July 2012
    Critically Endangered and once thought to be extinct, Fuertes’s Parrot now has greater protection thanks to World Land Trust (WLT) and our partners’ collaborative succe...
  • 05 July 2012
    Chessington World of Adventures creates a nature reserve in Ecuador the same size as their Resort by supporting World Land Trust (WLT) Last year, Chessington World of Adventures R...
  • 20 June 2012
    A World Land Trust (WLT) initiative will be showcased at Rio+20 for its innovative methods to conserve biodiversity by working with indigenous communities On June 19, the Mision...
  • 20 June 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) congratulates Martha ‘Pati’ Isabel Ruiz Corzo for winning an award that recognises her outstanding conservation leadership in Latin America On J...
  • 19 June 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) partners in the US and Ecuador create a nature reserve to protect the Esmeraldas Woodstar with support from local communities Barely two and half inches l...
  • 07 June 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) is protecting Endangered parrots on Margarita Island, off the north-east coast of Venezuela, by funding more reserve rangers This year’s Yellow-shou...
  • 18 May 2012
    Award-winning photographer Roberto Pedraza captures a rare flowering cactus in the wilds of Mexico, yet Bearded-Wood partridge chicks run rings around him In the most diverse regi...
  • 11 May 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates signing an agreement to increase the protection of the last remaining Atlantic Rainforest in Argentina, settling years of dispute over Guarani com...
  • 10 May 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) enables The Body Shop to further reduce their impact on the environment by protecting threatened habitats Wood Positive is a new intiative to compensate f...
  • 02 May 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) coffee sponsor Miko, who give two per cent of the turnover on their Puro Fairtrade Coffee brand to support our conservation work, are up for two awards later...
  • 23 April 2012
    Yesterday, in celebration of Earth Day 2012 our partners in Armenia worked with the local community to plant trees in their reserve to improve this habitat for wildlife Local peop...
  • 28 March 2012
    Discover how a camera not only captures the intimate life of a Trogon bird species, but also protects against illegal hunting and environmental damage  Reclusive and seldom...
  • 12 March 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates the protection of a wildlife corridor in Borneo with vital support from the Sabah state government Along the banks of the Kinabatangan River, i...
  • 28 February 2012
    Celebrate the success of amphibian conservation across the world on Leap Day, February 29, and raise awareness about the challenges these species still face World Land Trust (WL...
  • 21 February 2012
    A den of Endangered Wild Cat with kittens is one of the many recent sightings of the impressive animals in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge in Armenia Rangers in the Caucasus Wildli...
  • 27 January 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates the start of 2012 by helping create the first nature reserve to protect the Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis), considered the most poiso...
  • 18 January 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates funding the creation of more nature reserves last year than ever before, despite the financial crisis With economic difficulties set to continue...
  • 13 December 2011
    Saving the iconic species of Borneo’s jungle: bridging the forest gap for Orang-utans and tracking the world’s smallest elephants By building rope bridges for Orang-ut...
  • 12 December 2011
    Fresh Puma pug marks are exciting proof that the nature reserve in Brazil, supported by the World Land Trust (WLT), provides a vital sanctuary for this magnificent rainforest speci...
  • 08 December 2011
    Generous donations to rangers help protect the forest home of the Two-toed sloth and a multitude of other threatened species Tree dwelling sloths in the rainforests of Central and...

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