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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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  • Beauty gets trapped but the beast goes free

    The Times
    21 November, 2012

    One of the great problems with enjoying wildlife is that, on the whole, the wildlife would rather you were somewhere else. That being the case, they will often avoid the place where you are waiting for their company...

    (Simon Barnes reports on the BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition, sponsored by World Land Trust and Paramo)

  • Eyes on the prize

    BBC Wildlife Magazine
    21 November, 2012

    The winnning images in this year's BBC Wildlife camera-trap competition - of hungry cats, pugnacious bears and curious chinchillas - show why a picture isn't always just a picture...

    (Background stories and winning images from the 2012 BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo Competition in association with World Land Trust and Paramo)

  • No forest. No orang-utans. You do the maths

    The Times
    10 November, 2012

    Are you a rainforest half-destroyed sort of person? Or do you prefer to think that the rainforest is half-saved? I’m the first – at least, I am when I’m at home. In England, I can’t see the wood for the oil palm trees: the plantations that have sprouted up in areas where the towering forests have been clear-felled. But when I'm in the forest I feel quite differently...

  • India is dull compared with life on marsh

    The Times
    10 November, 2012

    Many thanks to everyone who sent money to the World Land Trust to help Guyra Paraguay after its field centre was destroyed in an arson attack by terrorists. My old friend Alberto Yanosky, the CEO of Guyra, says: "I would like to thank Times readers very deeply. It is very important to feel that we have international support and that what we do and the nature we are trying to save is something that matters to us all."

    (Simon Barnes, Wild Notebook, final item)

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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...

  • 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

    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.


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