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World Land Trust in the News

World Land Trust (WLT) and its network of partners carries out innovative conservation work that is regularly featured in local and national media. This page displays a selection of news articles featuring WLT, ranging from our work to conserve threatened habitats and species to our high profile events.

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  • British TV presenter raises vital funds to protect endangered wildlife

    www.birdwatch.co.uk
    22 December, 2015

    Wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall, known for Deadly 60 on CBBC, raised more than £50,000 by completing the 125-mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.

    The money has funded the purchase by World Land Trust (WLT) of 481 acres of Chocó rainforest on the edge of the Las Tangaras Bird Reserve. The property will now form part of the reserve, which is managed by Fundación ProAves, WLT’s conservation partner in Colombia.

  • Carbon Balanced Paper to offer ‘simple’ approach

    Print Monthly
    15 December, 2015

    Jonathan Tame, director of CarbonCo, has said the thinking behind the relaunch of the Carbon Balanced Paper initiative is to provide both print companies and organisations with a simple method of reducing their carbon footprint.

    Staged at the impressive PwC headquarters in London, the relaunch event attracted plenty of interest from across the print industry, with a host of professional and media figures in attendance.

    The scheme works by analysing a paper and ensuring both its production and delivery are offset elsewhere in the chain — a process supported by the World Land Trust, an organisation backed by the likes of Sir David Attenborough that works to protect forests around the world.

  • Exploring my field site in Vietnam by Postgraduate Student Suzanne Stas

    Leeds University
    14 December, 2015

    “Are you doing a PhD in tropical forest ecology in Leeds?” People often ask me this with questioning faces. Indeed, it means that I am connected to the University of Leeds, but my field site is in Vietnam...

    ...This work is funded by World Land Trust. To find out more about their conservation work in the Khe Nuoc Trong forest visit http://www.worldlandtrust.org/news/2014/09/khe-nuoc-trong-forest-project....

  • Carbon Balanced scheme returns under wider stewardship

    Print Business
    13 December, 2015

    Eight months after the demise of Paperlinx, the Carbon Balanced printing programme that the paper merchant had delivered is being relaunched by the World Land Trust in partnership with paper companies Antalis, Denmaur and Fedrigoni.

  • Carbon Balanced Paper relaunches in the UK

    Print Week
    11 December, 2015

    Carbon Balanced Paper, the initiative that enables printers and their customers to boost their environmental credentials, has been reintroduced in the UK.

    CarbonCO officially relaunched the initiative yesterday (10 December) in partnership with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT).

  • Lily Cole: 'My favourite airline? Helicopters'

    The Telegraph website
    16 November, 2015

    Travelling Life: Lily Cole, the model and actress, on childhood campervan holidays and her dream of going into space.

    Do you offset your flights?

    Yes, sometimes with the airlines themselves. I also try to support organisations such as the World Land Trust and the Environmental Justice Foundation.

  • Karbi locals shift for jumbos, get new houses

    Times of India
    12 November, 2015

    This Christmas, 19 families of Ram Terang, a remote forest village in the state's Karbi Anglong district around 300 km from Guwahati, will get an unusual gift.

    The 19 Christian families will not only celebrate Christmas in a new location, away from their original settlement of Ram Terang, they will ring in the festivities in newly-constructed concrete houses...

    ...Five conservation organizations — Elephant Family, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), IUCN, World Land Trust and WTI — signed an MoU to raise £20 million to secure 100 elephant corridors in the country, including in the northeast.

  • Carbon offset calculator launches

    Travel Daily UK
    2 November, 2015

    World Land Trust (WLT), the conservation charity, is enhancing its Carbon Balanced programme with the launch of a new Flight Emissions Carbon Offset Calculator, which enables individuals to calculate and offset their flights’ carbon dioxide emissions. 

  • World Land Trust Launches Flight Emissions Carbon Offset Calculator in Response to Climate Change

    World News Network
    2 November, 2015

    World Land Trust (WLT), the conservation charity, is enhancing its Carbon Balancedprogramme with the launch of the newFlight EmissionsCarbon Offset Calculator, which enables individuals to calculate and offset...

  • World Land Trust Art Gallery Exhibits R B Talbot Kelly and his Contemporaries

    Essex Lowdown
    28 October, 2015

    World Land Trust Art Gallery Exhibits R B Talbot Kelly and his Contemporaries from 5 November.

  • Why we've lost faith in charities

    Management Today
    27 October, 2015

    With the third sector under fire for aggressive fundraising methods, high executive salaries and misusing donor data, it needs to put its house in order to regain the public's trust...

    ...As John Burton, the director of Suffolk-based charity the World Land Trust, says: 'We don't stop at FAQs. We put up our full accounts. We answer any questions put to us, allow donors to track their money - and this year we've increased our supporter base.' Burton would never use off-topic celebrities and cautions against 'mission drift'. 'The RSPB is concerned with squirrels. Squirrels are not birds.' And don't pressure people via sub-contracted agencies that may have their own target-pressures within.

  • Park conservation fund purchases threatened rainforest

    isleofman.com
    22 October, 2015

    The Curraghs Wildlife Park has succeeded in its target of raising money to buy 50 acres of rainforest to mark its 50th anniversary.

    The park’s conservation fund is sending £5,000 to the World Land Trust for the protection of part of the Choco rainforest in Colombia, South America.

  • BIAZA working together for wildlife

    BBC Wildlife magazine
    20 October, 2015

    The Birtish and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums represents over 100 of the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland...

    ...Our members are modern conservation champions . They Support over 800 field conservation initiatives, and work closely with local communities at home and overseas.  BIAZA also works in partnership with other conservation charities, including the Wildlife Trusts and World Land Trust, promoting native species conservation as well as working to save endqangered species worldwide.

  • Endangered salamander habitat saved in Guatemala

    Wildlife Extra News
    6 October, 2015

    The last remaining forest home of two species of salamander, lost to science for nearly 40 years, has been saved following the completion of a land purchase supported by World Land Trust (WLT) and a consortium of funders.

  • Big Match funding campaign to save Andean cloud forest

    Birdwatch website
    1 October, 2015

    World Land Trust (WLT) – the international conservation charity – has joined forces with television presenter and conservationist Steve Backshall to raise £500,000 to save an important area of cloud forest on the eastern slopes of the Andes in central Ecuador.

    The main fundraising effort will take place during Big Match Fortnight, from 1-15 October 2015, during which all donations to WLT’s Forests in the Sky Appeal will be doubled thanks to ‘match funding’ pledged in advance by a small group of WLT’s generous donors.

  • Salamanders Lost, Found and Saved

    National Geographic website
    25 September, 2015

    An expedition to find species missing for decades in the remote cloud forests of northwest Guatemala leads to a new sanctuary for rare and elusive salamanders. 

    ...A global consortium of conservation groups rapidly formed and responded. The Amphibian Survival Alliance, Global Wildlife Conservation, Rainforest Trust, World Land Trust and International Conservation Fund of Canada quickly raised the support needed to realize the vision of Carlos Vasquez :  a sanctuary for the salamanders of the Cuchumatanes. 

  • Brooklyn Beckham enjoys a night out without the parents as he parties with Henry Cavill and Nick Grimshaw at film premiere

    The Daily Mail
    23 September, 2015

    Just five minutes walk away, his parents Victoria and David Beckham were hosting a star-studded dinner at the designer’s Mayfair store.

    But like most teenagers, Brooklyn would rather spend a night out without his parents ‘cramping his style’ as he attended the premiere of a new short film on Tuesday.

    The aspiring model, 16, joined a host of big names, including Sir David Attenborough, Henry Cavill, David Gandy and Nick Grimshaw at Dunhill London’s Bourdon House.

    ...The event, on the last night of London Fashion Week, was to mark the premiere of a new film by the World Land Trust about the plight to save micro orchids, some of the smallest and rare planet species on Earth.

  • Brooklyn Beckham ditches parents David and Victoria for Nick Grimshaw and Henry Cavill at London premiere

    The Evening Standard
    23 September, 2015

    Brooklyn Beckham proved he was all grown up as he shunned his parents David and Victoria for his celebrity friends at a London premiere.

    Brooklyn, 16, stepped out for the launch of Orchids of Baños - a short film by the World Land Trust about the plight to save micro orchids - at Dunhill London's Bourdon House...

    ...Sir David Attenborough - patron of the World Land Trust - introduced the six minute film to guests including X Factor judge Nick Grimshaw, designer Peter Pilotto and models David Gandy and Lily Cole.

    Speaking to guests Attenborough said: "The natural world today, in spite of all of the disasters and catastrophes that afflict it, is still full of great wonders. World Land Trust aims to find those wonders and help the local people own the land in which those wonders are found."

  • Brooklyn Beckham hangs out with Nick Grimshaw as he ditches parents for film premiere

    The Mirror
    23 September, 2015

    The 16-year-old was flying solo as he joined a host of stars at Dunhill London's Bourdon House...

    ...Inside the bash, a screening of 'The Orchids of Banos', Brooklyn happily posed for pictures next to Jonny Lu.

    World Land Trust patron Sir David Attenborough was also in attendance, alongside model Lily Cole who earlier this month gave birth to her first child.

  • Tomorrow’s conservationists what we can learn from Danjugan Island

    Allpinoynews.com
    19 September, 2015

    Silence sits on its haunches and watches the time go by amid the songs of wild birds and echoing purrs of coral reef in Danjugan Island...

    ...When the environmental crisis had indefinably hit Danjugan in the early 1990s, Gerry was compelled to make a radical decision that would define the future of the island.  This time, necessity had already superseded ambition. So, armed only with obstinate desire to save the island’s sanctuary, Gerry and his fellow conservationists of the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI) purchased Danjugan in 1994 from a private owner with the help of two NGOs based in the UK—the World Land Trust (WLT) and the Coral Cay Conservation (CCC).

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