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Patagonia: News

Conservation projects news from the World Land Trust (WLT). These posts relate to WLT projects in Patagonia, Argentina.

  • 16 April 2014
    For the first time, in 2014 World Land Trust (WLT) is providing Keeper of the Wild funds to Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) to support the employment of a ranger at Estanc...
  • 10 May 2013
    From its beginnings in the late 1980s, World Land Trust (WLT) has focused much of its funding on saving threatened habitat for birds. As well as saving forests for endemic birds, t...
  • 26 September 2011
    Discover the wild beauty in Patagonia, Argentina, while helping to secure its conservation into the future Balcarras School of Cheltenham visited Patagonia in July. Photo...
  • 12 August 2010
    Radio broadcasts on sailing boats in Argentinean waters are helping to protect Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus). This initiative is the result of long negotiations inv...
  • 23 July 2010
    This year, the Punta Flecha Whaling Observatory, opened by World Land Trust (WLT) partner Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) in 1999, will be run in collaboration with staff from th...
  • 10 October 2008
    The area of the coastal steppe where the fences have been removed. (See a larger image of the area here.) FPN's current work include collecting data on puma tracks. (Se...
  • 24 April 2008
    Young Guanacos are getting caught in fencing and injured as a result. We urgently need to fund the removal of fencing and old corrals to enable wildlife to move freely without t...
  • 15 February 2008
    Magellanic Penguin © Lee Dingain. Following a mystery oil spill in the South Atlantic Ocean on Boxing Day 2007, Fundación Patagonia Natural, WLT's project par...
  • 21 January 2007
    Summary The World Land Trust is now supporting three projects in the Atlantic forest of Brazil – one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world – working with REGU...
  • 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...
  • 08 August 2005
    Live at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Wednesday, 2 November 2005 at 7pm Last year Bill Oddie and a crew from BBC television visited the Ranch of Hopes, a reserve in Patag...
  • 31 January 2005
    Bill Oddie in Patagonia Protect Wilderness and Wildlife in Patagonia Did you see Bill Oddie with penguins, Parrots & Whales, on TV? Would you like to help protect this...
  • 19 January 2005
    Don't miss... Oddie's Patagonia Sunday 30 January, at 5.30pm, BBC2 Last autumn John Burton, WLT's CEO visited the Ranch of Hopes Wildlife Refuge in Patagonia, funded...
  • 15 September 2004
    Bill Oddie (centre) with a cheque from Geest PLC to set WLT's Costa Rica Project rolling in 1995. (Photo courtesy of Geest PLC) Famous Birder to make BBC TV programme in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 09 December 2002
    BBC's Latest David Attenborough Series Features Patagonian Wildlife Burrowing Owls, as pictured in Birds of LaPlata by WH Hudson. See a larger image. (Use your back button...
  • 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...
  • 03 October 2002
    First sighting of Puma on the Ranch of Hopes (Estancia la Esperanza) in Patagonia Geoffroy's cat (a kitten), photographed by José Maria Musmeci. See larger imag...
  • 03 October 2002
    First sighting of Puma on the Estancia la Esperanza (Ranch of Hopes) in Patagonia The Estancia la Esperanza was acquired by conservationists over two years ago, and although footp...
  • 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...
  • 11 July 2001
    This is an archived page. For information about the Trust's conservation project in Patagonia, see the project pages In conjunction with Trips Worldwide (see www.tripsworldwi...
  • 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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