The World Land Trust (WLT) had early success with an innovative approach to habitat conservation. Below are WLT's first conservation projects, which are all successfully completed and protecting acres of threatened wildlife habitat. With thanks to the WLT's supporters our partners now have a lasting legacy, which they continue to manage for conservation.
Coastal Steppe Project, Patagonia
The 15,000 acre (6,075ha) Ranch of Hopes (Estancia la Esperanza) was purchased in 2000 and is now an official Wildlife Refuge protecting coastal steppe habitat for guanacos and other wildlife.
Philippine Reef & Rainforest Project
The third project of the WLT gave supporters an opportunity to become a 'founder owner' of the tropical paradise Island of Danjugan, saving it from housing development. In 2000 the loan had been repaid and fundraising completed.
Programme for Belize
WLT's first project, presented the challenge of linking development to improve peoples standard of living and conservation. The project was a great success and by 1996 more than 250,000 acres (101,175 ha) had been saved.
Rainforest Action Costa Rica
The second project of the WLT focused on the rainforests of Costa Rica. The Trust helped purchase an area of 5,000 acres (2,023 ha), which is now incorporated into Corcovado National Park.
Support one of WLT's successfully completed projects:
Although land purchase for these projects has been successfully completed, they still need support for ongoing management to ensure the above habitats remain permanently protected. Make your donation to the WLT Action Fund and specify in the comments box, the project you would like to allocate your donation to.