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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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  • Conservation Gemstones: Beyond Fair Trade?

    National Geographic
    12 January, 2012

    "Examples that the industry can raise funds for social and environmental causes exist. Recent ‘Emeralds for Elephants’ auctions organized by Gemfields and the World Land Trust raised £80,000 and $150,000 for elephant conservation projects in Asia."

  • Green Watch

    East Anglian Daily Times
    3 December, 2011

    "A major problem facing the WLT is that worldwide land prices are escalating at an alarming rate. Just a few years ago the trust could fund the purchase of threatened tropical forest in Brazil for just £50 an acre. Today such land costs around £400 an acre."

  • What to do

    Vanity Fair
    2 December, 2011

    "The charity, whose aim is to protect some of the world's most precious habitats, is throwing down the gauntlet to each and everyone one of us, during The Big Give Christmas challenge."

  • Saving rainforest piece by piece

    The Orchid Review
    1 December, 2011

    A UK company is promoting conservation through the World Land Trust's (WLT) Buy an Acre project. Somerset-based Growth Technology, supplier of specialist plant nutrition and orchid products, became a WLT partner earlier this year and has set up a foundation to protect land.

  • Walks of Life

    Vanity Fair
    1 October, 2011

    "Fashion and conservation untie on the fundraising project Emeralds for Elephants India 2011, working together for environmental and social change."

  • Into the Wild: Please save this deadly frog

    The Times
    3 September, 2011

    "ProAves is now in the process of identifying the right areas to create the first protected habitats for the golden poison frog. It is doing this with the support of the World Land Trust..."

  • Rise in attacks – bad news for victims, good news for tigers

    The Independent
    1 August, 2011

    "For villagers and their families it is a tragedy, but for tiger conservationists a sudden rise in the number of attacks offers welcome, if gruesome, evidence the predator is staging a comeback."

  • Battle of the Chaco: Who will win the wilderness?

    New Scientist
    9 July, 2011

    "In the Chaco in Paraguay, biodiversity rivals that of the neighbouring Amazon. So why is it being destroyed at an accelerating pace?"

  • The transformation of the Chaco is an ecological and human tragedy

    The Guardian
    8 July, 2011

    "As the Natural History Museum's expedition is abandoned, the area is being converted to ranchland faster than ever."

  • Super Scarves raise funds to save land

    PR Week
    8 July, 2011

    "The World Land Trust, a conservation charity, teamed up with Liberty of London and Winchester School of Art to raise funds for five land protection projects."

  • 'Emeralds for Elephants' auction raises $1 million

    National Jeweler
    1 July, 2011

    "An auction that included an array of emerald jewelry by well-known designers and an emerald-studded "elephant" has raised $1 million for the World Land Trust and the Wildlife Trust of India, organizations that work to create a network of wildlife corridors for the endangered Asian elephant."

  • Why my heart belongs to Zambia

    The Times
    11 June, 2011

    "Simon Barnes fell in love with Zambia 20 years ago. He has returned again and again, not just to engage with the wildlife, but to fight for an Eden under threat."

  • Trunk Calling

    EADT Suffolk Magazine (pages 122-23)
    1 May, 2011

    "Adventures in India over 22 years have led Halesworth couple to explore the heart of the country. On their latest trip they met the people saving the Asian elephant."

  • India’s poor pay deadly price for population boom

    New Statesman
    25 April, 2011

    "Hundreds of people are killed every year by wild animals in India as there is less and less land to sustain its development and population increase. The World Land Trust is saving lives and protecting wild spaces through their Indian Elephant appeal."

  • Animal Art

    Good Homes Magazine
    1 April, 2011

    "Don’t miss the Andrew Squire’s Hinterland exhibition in collaboration with the World Land Trust."

  • Lily Cole: People and elephants can live in harmony

    New Scientist
    23 February, 2011

    "A visit to India gave the model and actress striking evidence of how humans and elephants can live in peace with each other, with the right planning."

  • Lily Cole: Observer Ethical Awards judge

    The Guardian
    26 January, 2011

    "This year Lily helped launch the World Land Trust's Emerald for Elephant Exhibition, which has been designed to create awareness and raise important funds for the protection of the critically endangered Asian elephant."

  • Wildlife corridors are the Asian elephant's last chance for survival

    The Ecologist
    22 June, 2010

    "The Asian elephant is at an all time-low. I predict extinction if we do not do something to secure its shrinking habitat."

  • Blue Peter's Liz Barker helps new tropical house set sail

    Royston Crow 24
    6 June, 2010

    "The house is also adorned with magnificent species photographs taken in the Atlantic Rainforest by animal keeper - Chris Knowles, who spent a month at the REGUA reserve, which the wildlife park donated £6,000 towards its protection through the World Land Trust last year."

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2010: Guns and chainsaws highlight plight of the rainforests

    The Telegraph
    27 May, 2010

    "An award-winning display about the plight of the rainforests includes the first gun to be planted in a garden at Chelsea Flower Show."

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