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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.

  • Is Carbon Balanced Paper here to stay?

    Print Week
    11 January, 2016

    Carbon Balanced Paper was reintroduced in the UK last month amid hopes that the scheme will be more successful this time around....

    ...The average carbon impact for paper production is balanced, or offset, by World Land Trust through the purchase and preservation of ecologically important forestry under imminent threat of clearance. This locks up carbon that would otherwise be released....

  • World Land Trust secures wildlife corridor in Ecuador

    6 January, 2016

    The World Land Trust’s Forests In The Sky Appeal has raised £372,408 to save and protect a wildlife corridor in Ecuador.

  • Warwick firm’s manager has braved the heat of Mexico for charity Ironman challenge

    Leamington Spa Courier
    3 January, 2016

    The manager of a Warwick-based building firm has raised more than £1,300 for a conservation project in Mexico by taking part in an Ironman race in the country.

    Guy Bicknell, senior land manager for Taylor Wimpey Midlands - the head office of which is at Tournament Court in Warwick, swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles on the Mexican island of Cozumel, with a time of 12 hours 31 minutes.

    Although Guy has been competing in triathlons for six years, this was his first Ironman event. He was raising funds for the World Land Trust, which is supporting the Buy an Acre project in Mexico.

  • British TV presenter raises vital funds to protect endangered wildlife
    22 December, 2015

    Wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall, known for Deadly 60 on CBBC, raised more than £50,000 by completing the 125-mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.

    The money has funded the purchase by World Land Trust (WLT) of 481 acres of Chocó rainforest on the edge of the Las Tangaras Bird Reserve. The property will now form part of the reserve, which is managed by Fundación ProAves, WLT’s conservation partner in Colombia.

  • Carbon Balanced Paper to offer ‘simple’ approach

    Print Monthly
    15 December, 2015

    Jonathan Tame, director of CarbonCo, has said the thinking behind the relaunch of the Carbon Balanced Paper initiative is to provide both print companies and organisations with a simple method of reducing their carbon footprint.

    Staged at the impressive PwC headquarters in London, the relaunch event attracted plenty of interest from across the print industry, with a host of professional and media figures in attendance.

    The scheme works by analysing a paper and ensuring both its production and delivery are offset elsewhere in the chain — a process supported by the World Land Trust, an organisation backed by the likes of Sir David Attenborough that works to protect forests around the world.

  • Exploring my field site in Vietnam by Postgraduate Student Suzanne Stas

    Leeds University
    14 December, 2015

    “Are you doing a PhD in tropical forest ecology in Leeds?” People often ask me this with questioning faces. Indeed, it means that I am connected to the University of Leeds, but my field site is in Vietnam...

    ...This work is funded by World Land Trust. To find out more about their conservation work in the Khe Nuoc Trong forest visit

  • Carbon Balanced scheme returns under wider stewardship

    Print Business
    13 December, 2015

    Eight months after the demise of Paperlinx, the Carbon Balanced printing programme that the paper merchant had delivered is being relaunched by the World Land Trust in partnership with paper companies Antalis, Denmaur and Fedrigoni.

  • Carbon Balanced Paper relaunches in the UK

    Print Week
    11 December, 2015

    Carbon Balanced Paper, the initiative that enables printers and their customers to boost their environmental credentials, has been reintroduced in the UK.

    CarbonCO officially relaunched the initiative yesterday (10 December) in partnership with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT).

  • Lily Cole: 'My favourite airline? Helicopters'

    The Telegraph website
    16 November, 2015

    Travelling Life: Lily Cole, the model and actress, on childhood campervan holidays and her dream of going into space.

    Do you offset your flights?

    Yes, sometimes with the airlines themselves. I also try to support organisations such as the World Land Trust and the Environmental Justice Foundation.

  • Karbi locals shift for jumbos, get new houses

    Times of India
    12 November, 2015

    This Christmas, 19 families of Ram Terang, a remote forest village in the state's Karbi Anglong district around 300 km from Guwahati, will get an unusual gift.

    The 19 Christian families will not only celebrate Christmas in a new location, away from their original settlement of Ram Terang, they will ring in the festivities in newly-constructed concrete houses...

    ...Five conservation organizations — Elephant Family, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), IUCN, World Land Trust and WTI — signed an MoU to raise £20 million to secure 100 elephant corridors in the country, including in the northeast.

  • Carbon offset calculator launches

    Travel Daily UK
    2 November, 2015

    World Land Trust (WLT), the conservation charity, is enhancing its Carbon Balanced programme with the launch of a new Flight Emissions Carbon Offset Calculator, which enables individuals to calculate and offset their flights’ carbon dioxide emissions. 

  • World Land Trust Launches Flight Emissions Carbon Offset Calculator in Response to Climate Change

    World News Network
    2 November, 2015

    World Land Trust (WLT), the conservation charity, is enhancing its Carbon Balancedprogramme with the launch of the newFlight EmissionsCarbon Offset Calculator, which enables individuals to calculate and offset...

  • World Land Trust Art Gallery Exhibits R B Talbot Kelly and his Contemporaries

    Essex Lowdown
    28 October, 2015

    World Land Trust Art Gallery Exhibits R B Talbot Kelly and his Contemporaries from 5 November.

  • Why we've lost faith in charities

    Management Today
    27 October, 2015

    With the third sector under fire for aggressive fundraising methods, high executive salaries and misusing donor data, it needs to put its house in order to regain the public's trust...

    ...As John Burton, the director of Suffolk-based charity the World Land Trust, says: 'We don't stop at FAQs. We put up our full accounts. We answer any questions put to us, allow donors to track their money - and this year we've increased our supporter base.' Burton would never use off-topic celebrities and cautions against 'mission drift'. 'The RSPB is concerned with squirrels. Squirrels are not birds.' And don't pressure people via sub-contracted agencies that may have their own target-pressures within.

  • Park conservation fund purchases threatened rainforest
    22 October, 2015

    The Curraghs Wildlife Park has succeeded in its target of raising money to buy 50 acres of rainforest to mark its 50th anniversary.

    The park’s conservation fund is sending £5,000 to the World Land Trust for the protection of part of the Choco rainforest in Colombia, South America.

  • BIAZA working together for wildlife

    BBC Wildlife magazine
    20 October, 2015

    The Birtish and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums represents over 100 of the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland...

    ...Our members are modern conservation champions . They Support over 800 field conservation initiatives, and work closely with local communities at home and overseas.  BIAZA also works in partnership with other conservation charities, including the Wildlife Trusts and World Land Trust, promoting native species conservation as well as working to save endqangered species worldwide.

  • Endangered salamander habitat saved in Guatemala

    Wildlife Extra News
    6 October, 2015

    The last remaining forest home of two species of salamander, lost to science for nearly 40 years, has been saved following the completion of a land purchase supported by World Land Trust (WLT) and a consortium of funders.

  • Big Match funding campaign to save Andean cloud forest

    Birdwatch website
    1 October, 2015

    World Land Trust (WLT) – the international conservation charity – has joined forces with television presenter and conservationist Steve Backshall to raise £500,000 to save an important area of cloud forest on the eastern slopes of the Andes in central Ecuador.

    The main fundraising effort will take place during Big Match Fortnight, from 1-15 October 2015, during which all donations to WLT’s Forests in the Sky Appeal will be doubled thanks to ‘match funding’ pledged in advance by a small group of WLT’s generous donors.

  • Salamanders Lost, Found and Saved

    National Geographic website
    25 September, 2015

    An expedition to find species missing for decades in the remote cloud forests of northwest Guatemala leads to a new sanctuary for rare and elusive salamanders. 

    ...A global consortium of conservation groups rapidly formed and responded. The Amphibian Survival Alliance, Global Wildlife Conservation, Rainforest Trust, World Land Trust and International Conservation Fund of Canada quickly raised the support needed to realize the vision of Carlos Vasquez :  a sanctuary for the salamanders of the Cuchumatanes. 

  • Brooklyn Beckham hangs out with Nick Grimshaw as he ditches parents for film premiere

    The Mirror
    23 September, 2015

    The 16-year-old was flying solo as he joined a host of stars at Dunhill London's Bourdon House...

    ...Inside the bash, a screening of 'The Orchids of Banos', Brooklyn happily posed for pictures next to Jonny Lu.

    World Land Trust patron Sir David Attenborough was also in attendance, alongside model Lily Cole who earlier this month gave birth to her first child.


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