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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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  • Diamonds are forever, but modern lovers give emeralds a green light

    The Times
    13 February, 2012

    "Of the suitors nerving themselves for a Valentine's proposal tomorrow, many will have a diamond ring ready. But this year, an increasing number are expected to choose emeralds… But behind the boom is the game-changing business model of Gemfields, the British-based mining company."

  • The secret code that is written in the snow

    The Times
    11 February, 2012

    "Last year I was in Zambia with the World Land Trust. We visited a partner-donor organisation, the emerald-mining company Gemfields. One reason for the trip was to see how green, ho ho, their operation was, and it stood up to our scrutiny very well."

  • What happens when an uncontacted tribe meets 'civilisation'?

    The Independent
    4 February, 2012

    "Margarita Mbywangy's tribe was nearly wiped out when the modern world came calling. Now she has come to Europe to talk about their stolen land and struggle for survival."

  • Part of Brazilian Rainforest to Be Named After Seo Tai-ji

    The Chosunilbo
    31 January, 2012

    "..around five hectares of rainforest in Guapi Assu will be officially be named 'Seo Tai-ji Forest' on March 21 after the Korean singer of the same name."

  • Putting their Trust in Art

    EADT Suffolk Magazine (pages 134-35)
    31 January, 2012

    "An exciting new art gallery in Halesworth is aiming to put the Suffolk town on the map and help save important wildlife habitats at the same time."

  • Local charity that’s saving the world’s wild places

    Eastern Daily Press
    28 January, 2012

    "The World Land Trust has been working to save biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre since 1989."

  • Freya Active Launch Swimwear that Helps to Save the Rainforest

    San Francisco Chronicle
    27 January, 2012

    "Sportswear brand Freya Active has launched a range of swimwear made from Sensitive® Life Soft - a material which contributes to rainforest conservation."

  • David Attenborough urges business to protect nature from population boom

    The Guardian
    18 January, 2012

    "To save many of these areas from development that would destroy the natural ecosystem and wipe out many species of animals and plants, he called on businesses to help buy the land."

  • 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."


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