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

  • 15 December 2017
    Streams of lights have adorned the streets, filled by determined crowds of shoppers with bags stuffed with presents, and everything that cannot protest has been wrapped in tinsel-...
  • 11 December 2017
    “With small steps we can tackle seemingly insurmountable barriers,” said David and Katharine Lowrie, who meant what they said quite literally as they ran 6,504 miles ac...
  • 09 November 2017
    If there was an Adventure Scale, cycling 6,000 miles down the spine of the Andes on a bicycle made of bamboo would be pretty close to the top mark. But for Dr Kate Rawles, whose pa...
  • 18 October 2017
    PhD student Suzanne Stas brings us the latest update from Vietnam, where she is researching the impacts of forest degradation on carbon storage in Khe Nuoc Trong forest in Vietnam...
  • 17 October 2017
    After visiting World Land Trust’s (WLT) project areas in Caribbean Guatemala last year, WLT Deputy Director of Communications and Development Dan Bradbury reflects on the imp...
  • 05 September 2017
    Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, Head of WLT partner Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda’s (GESG) Land Conservation Program in Mexico, writes about the rediscovery of a Critically Endan...
  • 03 July 2017
    WLT Writer Nina Seale visits The Eden Project and sleeps under the dome of the Rainforest Biome for the world’s first Big Canopy Campout. “What they got in there, Ki...
  • 10 May 2017
    Rob Beale, Global Investment Control Manager for WLT corporate supporter The Capital Group, visits Khe Nuoc Trong in Vietnam to experience conservation on the ground. How do you...
  • 27 April 2017
    Roberto Pedraza Ruiz of WLT’s partner in Mexico, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), describes his visit to Armenia, when he traded his mountains in the Sierra Gorda...
  • 07 March 2017
    Berjaya Elahan, Keeper of the Wild with WLT partner Hutan, describes the past year of conducting wildlife surveys in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, and explains why the...
  • 27 February 2017
    Saakje Hazenberg, who has a decade of experience in working with Canadian wolves, visited the snow-covered wilderness of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) in Armenia to share her...
  • 09 August 2016
    PhD student Suzanne Stas brings us the latest update from Vietnam, where she is researching the impacts of forest degradation on carbon storage in Khe Nuoc Trong forest in Vie...
  • 28 July 2016
    A free holiday to the Atlantic Forest is a pretty big incentive to go green, and this was exactly what the international marketing and PR group M&C Saatchi offered one of their...
  • 18 July 2016
    Dr Marc Ancrenaz is the Scientific Director of HUTAN, WLT’s partner in Malaysian Borneo, and Co-Director of the Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project. H...
  • 29 April 2016
    PhD student Suzanne Stas brings us the latest update from Vietnam, where she will be researching carbon storage and sequestration in a partnership between World Land Trust (WLT) an...
  • 22 April 2016
    Hayley McCarthy, a student at City College Norwich recently worked with World Land Trust (WLT) to create a range of new graphics for WLT videos. Here Hayley tells us about the w...
  • 31 March 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) works with Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) to fund the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) in Armenia. FPWC ranger and K...
  • 18 March 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) supporter Ian Dearing recently visited two reserves in Colombia, owned and managed by WLT conservation partner Fundación ProAves. Ian sent us an ac...
  • 01 March 2016
    The pine savannah of north western Belize provides prime nesting habitat for the Belizean Yellow-headed Parrot, the country’s only endemic bird. Programme for Belize, the...
  • 05 February 2016
    Suzanne Stas is researching carbon storage and sequestration in Khe Nuoc Trong forest in Vietnam for a PhD funded by World Land Trust (WLT). She sent this progress report....
  • 21 January 2016
    After reading Polar Bears on the Edge, Robert Burton finds that the survival of the Polar Bear is threatened as much by hunting and vested interests as it is by the retreat of the...
  • 19 January 2016
    Lou Jost reports on Fundación EcoMinga rangers who worked bravely in challenging conditions to restore access to remote parts of the reserves. The rangers are funded by the...
  • 01 December 2015
    In 2015, WLT supporters David and Susanne Cohen chose the Colombian nature reserves owned and managed by Fundación ProAves, a conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT)...
  • 23 November 2015
    Karen Bates was the winner of the Swarovski Optik binocular competition held by World Land Trust (WLT) at the British Birdwatching Fair (Birdfair) 2015. She told us what the prize...
  • 13 November 2015
    A flourishing nature reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda is reflecting the benefits of site protection, thanks to the support of World Land Trust (WLT). Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, Te...
  • 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...

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