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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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  • 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.

  • Student Roger Auster bids to beat space hopping record

    BBC News
    17 June, 2012

    A space-hopping student from Gloucestershire has bounced for four miles in a bid to beat the world record [...] Mr Auster, who has also raised over £900 in sponsorship for the World Land Trust, was expecting the attempt to take over five hours to complete.

  • Falmouth student's beach bounce record bid

    The Falmouth Packet
    15 June, 2012

    A Falmouth student is hoping to bounce his way into the record books when he takes to Gwithian Beach on his space hopper this Sunday [...] The current record stands at 3.11 miles, and Roger will be attempting to bounce 3.9 miles to raise money for World Land Trust, a charity close to his heart.

  • Climate change threatens Mexico’s cloud forest

    12 June, 2012

    Climate change could cause Mexico to lose 68 percent of its cloud forests by 2080, according to research published in Nature Climate Change. World Land Trust (WLT) is working in partnership with local conservation organization Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) to save as much of this threatened habitat as possible.

  • Record bid for a space-hopping student

    This is Cornwall
    7 June, 2012

    A student is planning to smash the world record for longest distance travelled on a space hopper, on Gwithian beach next weekend. Roger Auster, 19, who studies in Falmouth, plans to travel 3.9 miles on his trusty hopper Napoleon in an attempt to raise funds for the World Land Trust.

  • Wallis launches new collection by print designer Lollie Dunbar

    Web Wire
    28 May, 2012

    Wallis, a premium high street women’s clothing brand, has launched a new collection by aspiring print designer Lollie Dunbar [...] In addition to this latest endeavour with Wallis, she has also collaborated with the World Land Trust and Liberty London after winning a scarf print design competition.

  • Rookie rider revs up for global test

    South Wales Evening Post
    22 May, 2012

    SHE only got her motorcycle driving licence a few weeks ago — but later this year a former policewoman will set-off on a round the world fundraising trip [...] In addition to helping the Wales Air Ambulance, the couple will also raise money for World Land Trust, and Riders for Health.

  • Young designer takes textile world by storm

    The Oxford Times
    19 May, 2012

    Aged 22, Lollie Dunbar has been asked by women’s fashion company Wallis to design a line for their spring and summer collection. The high street store called Miss Dunbar after she won a scarf print competition run by Liberty, the World Land Trust and her university, last December.

  • Indigenous group and NGO establish crucial corridor in vanishing Atlantic Forest
    17 May, 2012

    Last month, three Guarani communities, the local Argentine government of Misiones, and the UK-based NGO World Land Trust forged an agreement to create a nature reserve connecting three protected areas in the fractured, and almost extinct, Atlantic Forest.

  • Business Charity Awards: Cause-related marketing - Winner: Miko Coffee with the World Land Trust

    Third Sector
    15 May, 2012

    Awarded to a marketing partnership between a business and a charity that has used the company's products to promote the charity's cause or brand, or helped to raise funds for the charity.

  • The world’s most toxic frog is meeting a poisonous fate

    The Telegraph
    12 May, 2012

    What’s in a name? Quite a bit, it seems, when it comes to Phyllobates terribilis, possibly the world’s deadliest creature.

  • Endangered poison dart frog gets sanctuary in Colombia

    USA Today
    9 May, 2012

    A 124-acre nature reserve in the South American nation of Colombia has been created to provide sanctuary to the endangered golden poison dart frog.

  • Protecting Killer Frogs From Killer Humans

    The New York Times
    9 May, 2012

    Now, the Rana (Spanish for frog) Terribilis Amphibian Reserve has opened for business in Colombia, thanks to the good offices of several biodiversity organizations.

  • Botanicula: New Forest Saving Video Game!

    The Daily Activist
    26 April, 2012

    Independent video game distributor Humble Bundle has been pretty progressive since its inception in 2010.


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