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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.

  • Humble Bundle Has The Rainforest In Mind
    25 April, 2012

    We are all here right now because we like games [...] we also like to help out where we can. If you could combine games and helping people and/or the planet, surely that would be a worthy cause, right?

  • There is more to art in Mendham than Munnings

    Diss Express
    21 April, 2012

    Mendham, home of the late great artist Sir Alfred Munnings, is celebrating the successes of home grown talent following in his footsteps.

    Pupils from the village primary school have won prizes in the World Land Trust Children’s Art Competition held at the trust’s gallery in Halesworth.

  • Botanicula leads all-Amanita Humble Bundle
    19 April, 2012

    The latest Humble Bundle is your first opportunity to purchase Amanita Design's newest point-and-click game, Botanicula [...] You can choose to funnel some of your Humble funds toward the World Land Trust, a group dedicated to saving threatened habitats.

  • New Humble Bundle includes Botanicula and a movie
    19 April, 2012

    It’s been a month since the last Humble Indie Bundle, so it’s time for another [...] You get to choose how your money is allocated, with the charity this time being the World Land Trust. The WLT takes direct action to save rainforests and wildlife habitats and is well worth donating a few dollars to.

  • Children’s Art Competition by World Land Trust

    BBC Radio Suffolk
    21 March, 2012

    Guy Campbell from BBC Radio Suffolk speaking with Kelly Jacobs, WLT Education, Outreach & Training Manager, about the Children's Art Competition Exhibition in the World Land Trust gallery.

    (3 min 22 sec)

  • World's most toxic frog gets new reserve
    5 March, 2012

     “In a bid to save the species, the World Land Trust (WLT) and Colombian NGO ProAves have teamed up to establish a 50 hectare (124 acres) reserve in the Chocó rainforest.”

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    The Green Parent
    29 February, 2012

    …“I showed her an education pack called Running in the Corridors, which had been sent to me by the World Land Trust and which contains a CD (which Lyddie loved exploring), competition, game and poster.”

  • Protection for golden poison frog, the world's most poisonous vertebrate
    29 February, 2012

    "The golden poison frog lives deep in the heart of the Colombian rainforest. This tiny creature is considered to be the most poisonous vertebrate on Earth."

  • 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.


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