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Read blogs from guest writers including WLT staff, project partners and WLT supporters.

  • 25 August 2015
    Roberto Pedraza is Technical Officer of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), the Mexican conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT). He sent us this report of a walk on...
  • 29 June 2015
    The tiny Buffy-tufted-ear Marmoset is on the brink of extinction in the wild but conservationists are determined to save it. Miranda Stevenson reports on a plan to protect the spec...
  • 30 May 2015
    How many birds can be seen in a single day around the world? That question was answered on Global Big Day, an internationally coordinated bird count on 9 May 2015. Bennett...
  • 21 May 2015
    Andrew Barnes is a long standing supporter of World Land Trust (WLT). In this guest blog he calls on other WLT supporters to join the debate about protecting European habitats and...
  • 27 March 2015
    Tom Eagle is sous chef at Darsham Nurseries Café, a blogger and award-nominated pickle enthusiast. A committed omnivore, he believes that meat-eating is a privilege:...
  • 27 March 2015
    As a regular eater of meat, Meat Free Week seemed a daunting challenge. So when I tentatively agreed to take part I wasn’t sure if I could make it through to the end of the w...
  • 25 March 2015
    Tom Eagle is sous chef at Darsham Nurseries Café, a blogger and award-nominated pickle enthusiast. A committed omnivore, he believes that meat-eating is a privilege:...
  • 24 March 2015
    Tom Eagle is sous chef at Darsham Nurseries Café, a blogger and award-nominated pickle enthusiast. A committed omnivore, he believes that meat-eating is a privilege:...
  • 23 March 2015
    Tom Eagle is sous chef at Darsham Nurseries Café, a blogger and award-nominated pickle enthusiast. A committed omnivore, he believes that meat-eating is a privilege:...
  • 16 February 2015
    Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) sent us this report from Mexico’s Sierra Gorda where World Land Trust (WLT) funds land purchase for conservation...
  • 29 January 2015
    Steve Ware has dyed his hair forest green to raise funds to help save tropical forest. Here he tells us why he goes out of his way to raise funds for World Land Trust (WLT)....
  • 14 January 2015
    Lou Jost is the founder of Fundación EcoMinga, one of World Land Trust’s (WLT) four conservation partners in Ecuador. Here he describes the exciting discovery of magno...
  • 18 December 2014
    Ranger Manuk Manukyan, a World Land Trust Keeper of the Wild, reports on wildlife sightings in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge. At the beginning of August I undertook a field trip...
  • 14 November 2014
    Jo Finch, an Ambassador for World Land Trust (WLT) is recently returned from Ecuador. She sent us this report of a day spent with Lou Jost of Fundación EcoMinga, one of WLT...
  • 29 October 2014
    In 2005, at the age of 13, Tori Ratcliffe held a sponsored silence to raise funds for World Land Trust (WLT). Ten years on, and now a practising artist, she explains why she contin...
  • 28 October 2014
    World Land Trust (WLT) supporter Hedd Thomas has won a place in the Trust’s London Marathon ballot. In the first of a series of regular updates, he tells us why he is ready f...
  • 03 October 2014
    Nicola Davies is an author and an Ambassador for World Land Trust (WLT). Earlier in the year she joined a WLT field trip to Armenia to see close up the conservation that WLT has be...
  • 10 September 2014
    During Remember A Charity in your Will Week, we celebrate all those who take on extraordinary challenges to raise funds for charity. Winston Wolfrider is travelling across the USA...
  • 22 August 2014
    Earlier in the year two members of staff from Chessington World of Adventures (CWA) travelled to Cazaderos Reserve to see for themselves the conservation work that CWA supports in...
  • 10 July 2014
    For Viv Burton, the idea of relaxing in her own garden is an oxymoron, but Great Garden Give has given her a new perspective. My garden is a wonderful array of colourful chaos:...
  • 03 July 2014
    Great Garden Give, the summer fundraising campaign of World Land Trust (WLT), is encouraging people to view their gardens as miniature wildlife reserves. In this guest blog, WLT...
  • 26 June 2014
    Roving Reporter Bethan John visits La Esperanza Wildlife Refuge in Patagonian Argentina and experiences one of the best wild encounters on Earth. Sitting on the warm pebbles of...
  • 11 June 2014
    In the run up to the football World Cup, the BBC has made valiant attempts to offer diverse media coverage of Brazil. Christina Ballinger considers how recent programmes shine a li...
  • 05 June 2014
    Eric Horstman is Chief Executive of Fundación Pro-Bosque and a champion of the Great Green Macaw. Here he describes his first encounter with these spectacular birds and the...
  • 15 April 2014
    Juan Padin describes the enduring fascination of Patagonia where World Land Trust (WLT) supports Estancia la Esperanza Wildlife Refuge. Until relatively recently, Patagonia was...
  • 18 March 2014
    Workplace bring and buy sales offer a great opportunity to raise money for charity, says Wendy Rushton, who with colleagues raised £3,000 at the local authority in Worce...
  • 14 March 2014
    Research finds that communities in Uganda feel that they are treated as though they are worth less than wildlife. Letícia Jurema reports on a recent seminar at the Royal Ant...
  • 21 February 2014
    Simon Lyster, Vice Chair of World Land Trust (WLT) trustees, describes highlights of his trip to Borneo, where he was the guest of Hutan, WLT’s conservation partner in Malays...
  • 21 February 2014
    Simon Lyster visited Sabah in northern Borneo to see for himself the very real threats to the remaining forest of Kinabatangan. He explains why donations to the Born...
  • 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...
  • 20 January 2014
    Rebecca Armson reflects on her six month internship in the Halesworth office of World Land Trust (WLT). During my first week in the office, staff were buzzing with excitement ov...
  • 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...
  • 06 December 2013
    In August 2002 Bernard and Oonagh Segrave-Daly were the first guests to Estancia la Esperanza (Ranch of Hopes Wildlife Refuge). Formerly a farm on the coastal steppe of Patagonia,...
  • 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...
  • 14 November 2013
    Swapping a ‘safe’ job in civil law for an unpaid internship at World Land Trust (WLT) is not everyone’s idea of a sensible career move but, as Letícia Jure...
  • 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...
  • 19 September 2013
    Denis Mosquera has worked for Fundación Pro-Bosque since 1995 as a biologist, researcher and specialist birding guide at Cerro Blanco. In August Denis travelled to the...
  • 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...
  • 28 August 2013
    Daisy East represented World Land Trust at a recent Conservation Evening at Chessington World of Adventures. Here she gives an account of the event, and of her experience of volunt...
  • 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
    In May we announced that Sally Peberday had won World Land Trust’s (WLT) limerick competition. In June she received her prize, which was presented by Bill Oddie. She describe...
  • 07 June 2013
    Inspired by Chris Packham, Dan Bradbury set about introducing his young twins to the natural world. Earlier in the year I went to one of Chris Packham’s Wild Nights Out. C...
  • 24 May 2013
    In May, Bruno Paladines, Program Coordinator for Nature & Culture International (NCI), visited World Land Trust’s offices in Halesworth. Here he describes his impressions...
  • 22 May 2013
    In April, after attending a round table to discuss collaborative conservation in Armenia, Charlotte Beckham, Conservation Development Assistant at World Land Trust (WLT), visi...
  • 17 May 2013
    In April 2013, Toby Gibson, formerly Web & IT Manager at World Land Trust (WLT), started a four month stint on the road. After more than a month cycling, working on his photogr...
  • 13 May 2013
    Siri Frost and Richard White of Newton Abbot in Devon decided to take the plunge and volunteer at the Guapi Assu Reserve in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil in September 2011. The...
  • 21 March 2013
    Roberto Pedraza Ruiz reports on a long awaited sighting of a Luna Moth. Ever since I was a boy and my earliest days in Sierra Gorda, I have always looked forward to finding a Lu...
  • 19 March 2013
    Julia Barnes visits WLT gallery’s current exhibition Birds & Bees and asks if anything can be done to stem the decline of the honey bee. In this interminable winter of...
  • 11 March 2013
    Dan Bradbury, WLT’s newly appointed Digital Communication Manager, found a meeting with Bill Oddie just a little thought provoking. Just one month into my new job at Wo...
  • 28 February 2013
    If you want to see wildlife, then you must explore a forest on foot, and quietly. And that is exactly what Richard Bence did on a recent trip to the Western Ghat mountains in Keral...

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