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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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  • World Land Trust co-founder receives Honorary Doctorate

    University Campus Suffolk
    24 October, 2012

    John Burton, co-founder of the non-profit environmental organisation World Land Trust, was honoured with an Honorary Doctorate from UCS.

  • It's a bug's life inside Borneo's rainforests

    The Times
    20 October, 2012

    The mammals are shy and elusive and they can hear you coming from a mile off [...] I am back from Sabah in Borneo, travelling with the wildlife charity the World Land Trust.

  • Rainforest guardians feel the heat of terrorism

    The Times
    20 October, 2012

    Guyra has safeguarded a great deal of this area by buying it up. It has 7,306 hectares; the most recent chunk, 274 hectares, was purchased with the help of the World Land Trust...

  • South American land wars: Lot 8 and the mission to protect paradise

    The Independent
    20 October, 2012

    ..WLT turned its attention to Lot 8, sandwiched between the Argentinian Esmeraldas provincial park and Brazil's do Turvo state park on the other side of the Uruguay river. The deal should have been straightforward, particularly after Lot 8 changed hands..

  • Anything stand out about the proboscis monkey?

    The Times
    13 October, 2012

    I was there looking at rainforest sites that the World Land Trust might help to purchase - but that didn’t mean we couldn’t stop and smell the monkeys.

  • The rhinocerous hornbill is a beak above the rest of its family

    The Times
    13 October, 2012

    It was a day of hornbills. I was on the Kinabatangan River in Borneo doing conservation work with World Land Trust. As we were inspecting gorgeous and buyable chunks of rainforest, we were also birding hard. We picked up six species of hornbill in an hour or two.

  • Freddie in 'save rainforest' ride

    South London Press
    12 October, 2012

    An animal loving youngster got on his bike and cycled 10 miles to help save the world's rainforests and the creatures which live there. The enterprising seven-year-old ... wanted to raise enough money to buy an acre of rainforest for the World Land Trust. Afterwards Freddie said: "My legs felt like jelly. I was exhausted! It felt really brilliant though because I've done something to help save wildlife. Any children - and even adults - can help too. I really want to keep riding more."

  • New reserve for treasure island parrots

    Birdwatch
    3 September, 2012

    The World Land Trust has successfully raised £10,000 in just six months to protect the endangered Yellow-shouldered Parrot on a Caribbean island. In 2009, the organisation (WLT) helped create a 732 ha nature reserve to protect threatened dry forest on Margarita Island off the north coast of Venezuela.

  • Space-hopping world record confirmed by Guinness

    BBC News
    24 August, 2012

     A space-hopping student from Gloucestershire has had his bouncing world record bid confirmed by Guinness World Records [...] "I'm really proud, and happy to have achieved it for the World Land Trust," he said.

  • How tradition saved the rare parrot of Margarita Island

    The Times
    11 August, 2012

    Animals are protected by the strength of tradition — by the feeling that it just wouldn’t be right to kill such a creature [...] Last year, the World Land Trust backed the deployment of a programme to train and maintain forest rangers, to look after the forest and talk people out of poaching the parrots.

  • Suffolk uni gives out honorary degrees

    Haverhill Echo
    1 August, 2012

    A British tennis star and Olympian, author of the critically acclaimed novel War Horse and the co-founder of the World Land Trust are amongst ten extraordinary individuals set to receive Honorary Awards from University Campus Suffolk during Graduation Ceremonies this autumn.

  • H&H Reeds Printers to offset carbon emissions

    Print Week
    17 July, 2012

    From the beginning of August the company will use carbon balanced paper and offer all of its customers a service whereby the carbon emissions from its products are offset by conservation charity the World Land Trust.

  • Church Open Garden Day to save Ecuador Rainforest

    Independent Catholic News
    25 June, 2012

    The Green Group wanted to support Ecuador, whose forests are under threat and chose to support the World Land Trust. This has a scheme to buy up acres of virgin forest, 2,431 to date, to create Nature Reserves or extend existing ones and hand them over to local NGOs to manage them.

  • Student Roger Auster in bid to beat space hopping record

    BBC News
    25 June, 2012

    A space-hopping student from Gloucestershire has bounced for four miles in a bid to set a new world record. Roger Auster, 19, from Minchinhampton near Stroud, made his attempt on Gwithian Beach in Cornwall.

  • Space hopper student's record bounce

    The Sun
    20 June, 2012

    A student has broken the world record for the longest distance ever travelled on a space hopper in 24 hours [...] Roger raised £900 in sponsorship for the World Land Trust.

  • Picture of the day: 19 June

    The Telegraph
    19 June, 2012

    Roger Auster, from Minchinhampton, Gloustershire, has broken the world record for the furthest distance travelled on a space hoper in 24 hours.

  • Student Roger Auster bids to beat space hopping record

    BBC News
    17 June, 2012

    A space-hopping student from Gloucestershire has bounced for four miles in a bid to beat the world record [...] Mr Auster, who has also raised over £900 in sponsorship for the World Land Trust, was expecting the attempt to take over five hours to complete.

  • Falmouth student's beach bounce record bid

    The Falmouth Packet
    15 June, 2012

    A Falmouth student is hoping to bounce his way into the record books when he takes to Gwithian Beach on his space hopper this Sunday [...] The current record stands at 3.11 miles, and Roger will be attempting to bounce 3.9 miles to raise money for World Land Trust, a charity close to his heart.

  • Climate change threatens Mexico’s cloud forest

    EcoWatch
    12 June, 2012

    Climate change could cause Mexico to lose 68 percent of its cloud forests by 2080, according to research published in Nature Climate Change. World Land Trust (WLT) is working in partnership with local conservation organization Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) to save as much of this threatened habitat as possible.

  • Record bid for a space-hopping student

    This is Cornwall
    7 June, 2012

    A student is planning to smash the world record for longest distance travelled on a space hopper, on Gwithian beach next weekend. Roger Auster, 19, who studies in Falmouth, plans to travel 3.9 miles on his trusty hopper Napoleon in an attempt to raise funds for the World Land Trust.

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