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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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  • 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."

  • Trunk Calling

    EADT Suffolk Magazine (pages 122-23)
    1 May, 2011

    "Adventures in India over 22 years have led Halesworth couple to explore the heart of the country. On their latest trip they met the people saving the Asian elephant."

  • India’s poor pay deadly price for population boom

    New Statesman
    25 April, 2011

    "Hundreds of people are killed every year by wild animals in India as there is less and less land to sustain its development and population increase. The World Land Trust is saving lives and protecting wild spaces through their Indian Elephant appeal."

  • Animal Art

    Good Homes Magazine
    1 April, 2011

    "Don’t miss the Andrew Squire’s Hinterland exhibition in collaboration with the World Land Trust."

  • Lily Cole: People and elephants can live in harmony

    New Scientist
    23 February, 2011

    "A visit to India gave the model and actress striking evidence of how humans and elephants can live in peace with each other, with the right planning."

  • Trip to the BIAZA reserve

    BIAZA Lifelines
    31 January, 2011

    The trip for BIAZA members to REGUA (Reserve Ecologica de Guapi Assu) took place at the end of November, having been postponed due to the volcanic activity earlier in the year. (For more information about REGUA see LifeLines nos. 99, 104,105, 106 & 109). Eleven people from five BIAZA collections and the BIAZA office went on the trip, which was expertly led by Alan Martin. The REGUA project aims to purchase land in order to protect part of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, one of the richest biodiversity eco-regions in the world, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The project aims at conserving this important area in the upper Guapiacu river valley. A successful partnership between the World Land Trust and 24 BIAZA members, including BIAZA itself, has ensured the purchase and long-term protection of part of this area, 1,700 acres of rainforest, now termed the BIAZA Reserve.

  • Lily Cole: Observer Ethical Awards judge

    The Guardian
    26 January, 2011

    "This year Lily helped launch the World Land Trust's Emerald for Elephant Exhibition, which has been designed to create awareness and raise important funds for the protection of the critically endangered Asian elephant."

  • Wildlife corridors are the Asian elephant's last chance for survival

    The Ecologist
    22 June, 2010

    "The Asian elephant is at an all time-low. I predict extinction if we do not do something to secure its shrinking habitat."

  • Blue Peter's Liz Barker helps new tropical house set sail

    Royston Crow 24
    6 June, 2010

    "The house is also adorned with magnificent species photographs taken in the Atlantic Rainforest by animal keeper - Chris Knowles, who spent a month at the REGUA reserve, which the wildlife park donated £6,000 towards its protection through the World Land Trust last year."

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2010: Guns and chainsaws highlight plight of the rainforests

    The Telegraph
    27 May, 2010

    "An award-winning display about the plight of the rainforests includes the first gun to be planted in a garden at Chelsea Flower Show."

  • Strange rumbles in the Suffolk jungle

    The Times
    4 July, 2009

    "Two or three months ago, as regular readers of the space will remember, I was out in the jungles of India saving the elephants with the Word Land Trust. And at the end, I was having a beer with Vivek Menon, CEO of the Wildlife Trust of India, and a great elephant man... By Simon Barnes"

  • Watching wildlife at REGUA

    BIAZA Lifelines
    30 April, 2009

    Fundraising for the BIAZA Reserve, covering 1,803 acres of Atlantic rainforest in Brazil, is now entering its third anf final year. Donations for the first year have been received (over £51,000) and BIAZA is now in the process of collecrting the second phase of Pledges...

    Due to other recent land purchases by REGUA, the Brazilian conservation organisation that WLT works with in the Atlantic forest, the new and 'official' BIAZA Reserve is now located adjacent to their existing reserve.

  • World Land Trust thanks Newquay Zoo and its visitors

    Newqauy Zoo Paw Prints
    1 December, 2008

    World land Trust is working with Brazilian non-governmental organisation REGUA to purchase and protect threatened Atlantic rainforest. Newquay Zoo has donated £1,000 as part of the BIAZA Reserve, which will be helping to protect over 4,000 acres of this rapidly shrinking forest.

    Only 7% of the original Atlantic rainforest is left intact, with many species now under threat. It is important for us to do all we can to help World Land Trust to protect and save this amazing forest. With the help of you and our visitors we are already making a difference and we would like to thank everyone for supporting Newquay Zoo, as we can then in support of other areas.

    To find out more about the work of World Land Trust visit www.worldlandtrust.org or ask the staff next time you are at Newquay Zoo.

  • £568.48: the price on the head of an orang-utan

    The Times
    2 August, 2008

    "An initiative to help to stop orang-utans being driven into extinction has put the price of saving the apes at £568.48 a head."

  • Education at REGUA

    BIAZA Lifelines
    31 July, 2008

    With just seven percent of Atlantic rainforest remaining, anything that can be done to help preserve the remainder is a welcome move. Seventy percent of the population of Brazil lives in the Atlantic rainforest and, as with wall successful conservation initiatives, the solution to saving the rainforest must involve the people who live there. At REGUA (Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Assu) environmental education takes the form of both school visits and an extra-curricular group, the Young Rangers.

    In the past, Young Rangers have cleared litter from along waterways, given performances to the local community and local businesses to raise awareness of the problem of litter and visited other project areas to learn more about them.

    If anyone has prepared resources in the form of worksheets/ information sheets about the flora and fauna of the Atlantic rainforest that they would be willing to share with REGUA, please contact World Land Trust.

  • Shared management of one million hectares of Paraguayan chaco presented

    Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (in Spanish)
    16 July, 2008

    "The official presentation of the co-management of one million hectares of Paraguayan Chaco was made, where the Ministry of Environment, Guyra Paraguay Foundation and the World Land Trust (WLT, British NGO) under a tripartite agreement..."

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