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What is the World Land Trust?
The Trust preserves wildlife habitats by raising funds to enable oversees NGOs to purchase and protect important areas as nature reserves.
- An International conservation charity (Reg. No. 1001291) founded in 1989.
- Office location and contact details
Based in Halesworth, a rural town in Suffolk, UK.
- Donation information
The original "Save an Acre" organisation, encouraging support from individuals by offering 'ownership' of the saved land.
- Track record of achievements
WLT and its overseas project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over 500,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats
- Carbon Balanced Programme
Meeting the challenge of Climate Change through the Carbon Balanced Programme, How to calculate carbon emissions with WLT »
For more information, see "About the World Land Trust"
What projects does the WLT support and how are they selected?
- Conservation Projects
Current projects in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. WLT also supports a nature reserve in Gloucestershire, UK.
- Project Selection Criteria
A number of criteria are evaluated to ensure that the project falls within the WLT’s mission and is likely to succeed in its aims.
For more information, see PDF downloads of our latest Project Briefs »
How does the WLT operate and how is it different?
- Full Mission Statement
The Trust's mission is to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems, develop partnerships with local organisations raise conservation awareness
- Partner organisations
WLT emphasises the importance of supporting local conservation groups and always works through local partners. The Trust does not put its own staff in charge of operations, but relies on local expertise.
The Trust's position on biofuels, climate change and more
- Financial information
Annual reviews and abbreviated accounts
- Staff and Trustees
- Frequently Asked Questions
For more information, see "How we work - The World Land Trust Mission and Operation"
Supporters of the WLT
“The World Land Trust's policy of buying land is the most direct and certain road to conservation. It deserves the support of all who care about the survival of the wild places of the world.”