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

  • 01 April 2009
    All four of the young Jocotoco Antpittas. Top: Two birds almost in adult plumage. Middle: At a few months old. Above: The recently discovered nestling, just before it left...
  • 24 March 2009
    The Kites Hill Reserve encompasses both woodland and fallow grasslands, some of which are now being reforested. (Click the image to see a larger version.)BTCV volunteers remove a f...
  • 03 March 2009
    On 7 February, the President of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, visited the Pantanal in north-east Paraguay, and specifically Guyra Paraguay's Chaco-Pantanal Reserve, which was saved...
  • 12 February 2009
    Photos from the Río Sarstún watershed, by Marco Cerezo, General Director of FUNDAECO. (Click the images to see larger versions.)When Fundación Para El Ecodescarrollo y La Conservac...
  • 10 February 2009
    Funds provided by the World Land Trust (WLT) are being used to employ guards to protect some of the largest National parks in Paraguay under the shared management of the National P...
  • 06 February 2009
    Screenshot from the video. Watch the the Banded Ground cuckoo video on YouTube.The first video of the Banded Ground Cuckoo (Neomorphus radiolosus) has been recorded in Río Canandé...
  • 03 February 2009
    Young River Otter in the Río Zuñac (top) and the new Blakea tree species (above). Click on the images to see larger versions. Photos by Israel Valencia and Lo...
  • 18 June 2008
    The Environment Minister of Paraguay, Arq. Carlos A. Lopez Dose, has announced a dramatically innovative initiative to form a shared-management partnership with British conservatio...
  • 23 April 2008
    India is home to 60% of the remaining Asian elephant populations, making their survival in India critical to the survival of the whole species. It is for this very reason that the...
  • 31 January 2008
    In a remote part of Meghalaya in north-east India, threatened Asian elephants are now being protected by the newly declared Siju-Aretika Village Reserve. The legal declarati...
  • 26 July 2007
    The lodge building work in progress... ...and the builders, taking a well deserved break. Funded largely by WLT Council Member, Kevin Cox, the Three Giants Lodge, in...
  • 11 October 2006
    Last week the IUCN National committee of the Netherlands and the World Land Trust hosted the first symposium on "Land Purchase as an Intervention Strategy for Biodiversity Con...
  • 06 September 2006
    Hands up everyone who knows what a Thylacine is? Those who said a Tasmanian Wolf or Tasmanian Tiger are right, although it is neither a wolf nor a tiger. This dog-headed, pouched m...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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)....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 23 October 2002
    A seminar involving scientific experts, government and business representatives, NGOs and other interest groups, was held in January 2002 to discuss "How tropical forest proje...
  • 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
    Burrowing Parrot (Cyanoliseus patagonus), Taken from A Guide to the Birds and Mammals of Coastal Patagonia © Graham Harris, Princeton University Press. See larger image. (U...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 28 February 2002
    Amongst the negative press that currently surrounds Argentina, there is still some good news. Despite financial struggle, World Land Trust partners, Fundación Patagonia Natu...
  • 29 January 2001
    World Land Trust Seminar held at the Linnean Society of London, 29th January 2001 A one-day seminar was held to discuss the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, and what role car...
  • 13 October 2000
    The World Land Trust is urgently raising funds to create a 20,000 acre reserve in the coastal steppe of Patagonia. The reserve is being established to protect a wide range of the r...

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