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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.

  • Life Guard: BIAZA Keepers of the Wild

    15 April, 2013

    Funding from BIAZA members is supporting overseas conservation work in nature reserves in Armenia, Malaysian Borneo, Brazil, Mexico and Zambia. The reserves are owned by project partners of the international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT), which is coordinating the BIAZA Keepers of the Wild project.

    (An overview of WLT's BIAZA Keepers of the Wild programme in LifeLines magazine for members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums or BIAZA)

  • Caught unawares

    BBC Wildlife Magazine
    9 April, 2013

    The winner of last year's BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo of the Year competition attracted not a little controversy. We heard rumours suggesting that the shot - of a leopard traversing a path in China's Shuishui River Reserve - was doctored. And it's not hard to see why. This is a spectacular image: judge Mark Carwardine's comments described "gorgeous light, setting and pose - this image has it all". That it was captured by a camera-trap seems, frankly, incredible.

    Yet photos of this standard are now becoming the norm, and are increasingly crucial in conservation and ecology research. Whether you're a field researcher or a keen amateur, we want to see your best remote-camera images - and they could win you a £3,000 research grant or a Paramo jacket.

    (BBC Wildlife introduces the Camera-Trap Photo of the Year Competition 2013)

  • World Land Trust

    Halesworth Community News
    1 April, 2013

    Our staff and overseas partner organisations are continually working to purchase and protect land that faces imminent threat across the world, and in four countries we can still purchase vital land for £100 an acre...

  • Time to distinguish between charities and not-for-profits

    Third Sector
    26 March, 2013

    It is clear that many of the organisations that pay the most would not normally be considered as charities by most members of the public – nor, indeed, by many working in the charity sector. How can the Royal Opera House and other theatres paying exorbitant fees to performers be considered the same as an animal rescue centre reliant on volunteers and donations?

    (A letter from John A Burton, Chief Executive, World Land Trust, published in Third Sector magazine)

  • Cameras capture tigers trekking through wildlife corridor

    Yahoo! News
    24 March, 2013

    A camera trap has captured photos of two healthy tigers using a protected corridor in the Kerala province of southwest India this year, evidence that the pathway could help populations of the endangered animals...

  • Vote for the palkachupa cotinga. Vote for the world

    The Times
    23 March, 2013

    Vote, vote, vote for the palkachupa cotinga. How could you not? Your vote might be the one that tips the balance, that safeguards the future of something you have loved since you first became aware of it. Gather up your mouse and click, that cotingas might live.

    (Simon Barnes's Wild Notebook features the Palkachupa Cotinga)

  • 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.

  • Simon Barnes: Into the wild

    The Times
    16 March, 2013

    Many thanks to readers who responded to my piece about the Euro-leopard, better known as the Caucasian leopard, and sent generous donations to World land Trust to support the conservation project run there by an Armenian NGO called the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets. It's a project, incidentally, that operates from local goodwill, a few exceptional individuals and strong support from more developed nations.

    (Simon Barnes, Into the wild, final item)

  • 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)

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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