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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.

Click on the article links to read the full stories online. Articles without links are in print only or require a subscription to be viewed online.

  • World Land Trust tries to save rare cotinga

    16 March, 2013

    Palkachupa Cotinga was thought to have died out, but its rediscovery in 2000 has galvanised conservation efforts to save the species in Bolivia... World Land Trust is calling on supporters to vote for Palkachupa Cotinga. There is just a two-week window for voting, which started on Thursday 14 March 2013 and ends at noon on Thursday 28 March 2013.

  • Battle to save the Euro-leopard

    The Times
    2 March, 2013

    The great problem with European life is that there are not nearly enough cats. I don’t mean pussy-cats: I mean the big fierce ones that can kill you. Life is a great deal richer for the presence of enormous menacing felids. They add a touch of Tabasco to a morning stroll...

    (Simon Barnes features the Caucasian Leopard in The Times)

  • Jede Stimme zählt!

    Alpin, Das Berg Magazin
    1 March, 2013

    Ein Heim für Anden-Vögel: Im Nordwesten Boliviens liegt das 53 Hektar große Palkachupa Cotinga Nature Reserve. Die Savanne des Cerrados besteht bis zu 30 Prozent aus Wald mit vielen endemischen Pflanzen- und über 300 Vogelarten...

  • World Land Trust

    Malaysian Naturalist
    1 March, 2013

    The World Land Trust (WLT) established in the United Kingdom is an international conservation charity that has made it its mission to give permanent protection to important wildlife habitat and does so by funding partner organisations around the world to create land reserves...

    (Volume 66-3 of Malaysian Naturalist provides a comprehensive overview of the work and achievements of World Land Trust)

  • A true gem

    Financial Times: How to spend it
    1 March, 2013

    They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Not this one’s, though – I’ve always had a penchant for emeralds... The 2010 Emeralds for Elephants campaign was a pop-up collection of pieces intended to raise awareness of the plight of the Asian elephant and to bring attention to the World Land Trust’s Indian Elephant Corridors Appeal.

  • Birds, Bees and Moths

    Halesworth Community News
    1 March, 2013

    Ian Mills has photographed more than 80 different species of moth using a simple shuttered light box in his father's garden in Halesworth. An album of Ian's moth photographs is on display at World Land Trust (WLT) gallery in Halesworth...

  • Endangered Caucasian leopard confirmed in Armenia

    Wildlife Extra
    22 February, 2013

    Leopards clinging on in the Caucasus, February 2013.

    The efforts of conservation workers to preserve habitat for the endangered Caucasian Leopard in Armenia have been boosted by confirmation of the leopard's presence in a protected area...

  • Birds and bees on show

    Beccles & Bungay Journal
    22 February, 2013

    World Land Trust is delighted to announce the opening today of a new exhibition at its gallery in Halesworth. Birds and Bees celebrates the turn of the seasons from winter to spring...

  • Simon Barnes on vultures

    RSPB Birds Magazine
    1 February, 2013

    Sometimes it's easy to get people on your side in conservation. As I write, I am about to do a trip to Borneo with the World Land Trust, safeguarding and establishing rainforest corridors for orang-utans. You don't have to work too hard to convince people that saving orang-utans is a good idea.

    (Simon Barnes prefaces an article about vultures with a reference to World Land Trust's work in Borneo)

  • Life of an Intern with WLT

    Halesworth Community News
    1 February, 2013

    Being in the busy office I get to be involved in a whole range of 'interesting' activities from researching and writing pieces on key animal species for the website, to helping collate information and updates on the projects for inclusion in the annual reviews for the trustees. The expertise of the WLT staff alone means I find observing and taking notes in meetings a valuable experience, and this is also supplemented by a steady stream of visitors to the office from a diverse range of organisations and backgrounds...

    (Ruth Stanton-Saringer describes the range of tasks she undertakes as a World Land Trust intern)

  • BIAZA Annual Report 2012

    BIAZA Annual Report
    31 January, 2013

    In June at the Annual Conference we launched an extension to our work with the World Land Trust. The Keepers of the Wild initiative’s aim is to raise funds to put more rangers in the field to carry out important conservation work, raise awareness about environmental issues within local communities, and protect threatened habitats and wildlife from illegal hunting and logging. Rangers in five project areas are being supported by this programme, working through WLT’s overseas partners in Brazil (REGUA), Borneo (HUTAN), Armenia (FPWC), Mexico (GESG) and Zambia (WECSZ). During the year £9,630 was raised by nine BIAZA members for the project.

  • Pygmy elephant deaths: a set back for conservation efforts

    BBC World News
    30 January, 2013

    Mary Tibbett World Land Trust's Conservation Programmes Officer for Africa & Asia regions was interviewed by BBC World News to discuss the saddening death of 10 Pygmy Elephants in Borneo.

    The World Land Trust and its partners in Borneo were saddened to learn from Malaysian wildlife officials about the death of ten Endangered Bornean Pygmy Elephants that had been found dead in a forest reserve in Sabah, NE Borneo. Initial investigations have concluded that the most likely cause of death was poisoning although it is still unclear whether or not the elephants were killed intentionally.

  • Dancing with ravens: how pleasant to remember Edward Lear

    The Independent
    29 January, 2013

    Where do we stand today on Edward Lear? John Lennon loved him, as did Queen Victoria, to whom he gave drawing lessons.

    Last year there were bicentennial shows in Oxford, at the Ashmolean, and at the Royal Society, and there is currently a smaller exhibition of prints at the World Land Trust gallery in Halesworth, Suffolk.

    But it’s when we come to the limericks that opinion tends to divide, and divide sharply...

    Should you feel the urge, the World Land Trust is running a limerick competition along with their exhibition...

  • World Land Trust LIMERICK competition

    The Poetry Forum Website
    29 January, 2013
  • Into the wild: Macaws are becoming a rare breed

    The Times
    26 January, 2013

    These were chestnut-fronted macaws; majestic enough but by no means the most spectacular macaws in the world. Or the most endangered. So I make another trip, this time to Halesworth in Suffolk, to talk about a different species of macaw. This one is even more dramatic to look at, and is in deep trouble...

    (Simon Barnes describes how the prospects of the Blue-throated macaw are improving, thanks to WLT's support for the Barba Azul nature reserve in Bolivia)

  • Wildlife expert's role

    East Anglian Daily Times
    14 January, 2013

    A much-loved wildlife expert has become a patron of a Halesworth-based charity. Chris well known for his work on TV, and is about to present Winterwatch on BBC2.

  • Widlife star joins charity as patron

    Eastern Daily Press
    12 January, 2013

    A much-loved wildlife expert has become a patron of a Halesworth-based charity. Chris Packham has become a patron of World Land Trust, joining the existing patrons Sir David Attenborough and David Gower.

  • Enchanted forest

    The Times
    8 December, 2012

    The trustees are an impressive bunch and doing their bit to stop the planet going to hell quite as fast as it might. And then, lo and behold, good news. There has been talk of the Misiones project for six years now and the details have baffled me. No longer.

    (Simon Barnes reports on World Land Trust's trustees meeting on 6 December 2012)

  • Even without the Olympics, 2012 would have been the most fabulous sporting year

    The Times Magazine
    8 December, 2012

    I missed the Ryder Cup as I was in Borneo saving the rainforest with the World Land Trust. But Europe's victory over the United States added another layer of improbability to the sporting year... In one of the classic sporting comebacks, Europe played all their best men early, seized the initiative and, with a sweet momentum shift, got the 8½ points they needed to win. Meanwhile, the World Land Trust helped to secure two more tracts of forest as orang-utan corridors.

    (In his sports round up of 2012, Simon Barnes mentions World Land Trust's achievements in Borneo)

  • Winter art show

    Beccles & Bungay Journal
    23 November, 2012

    A new winter exhibition opens at World Land Trust (WLT) gallery in Halesworth tomorrow...


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