World Land Trust Covid-19 Statement
The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to create challenging and rapidly changing circumstances for all of us. At this time, we are thinking of the health and wellbeing of our families, friends and the wider community, including our partner organisations around the world, and our dedicated supporters and donors.
We have seen some amazing responses to COVID-19 from people, such as the way people are using online video conferencing apps to build community networks and the incredible and enormous number of new NHS volunteers in the UK. It’s clear that people care and want to help to make things better. That message is something that resonates clearly with WLT.
Relationships have always been at the heart of WLT’s work and culture. Which is why we have moved to home working in order to safeguard the health of our small team and we have also reached out to our partners around the world.
Our partners do an amazing job protecting nature. But they are all affected by the coronavirus pandemic too, so we wanted to also be reassured that they are protecting themselves. They may be work partners, but they are also friends and colleagues. We are pleased to say that they are all well, and doing the best they can in these difficult times. Whilst most of them are also in varying states of lockdown they have confirmed that their rangers are still out on the front line of nature conservation in our partners’ reserves, ensuring that nature will continue to be protected.
Over the coming weeks, we will continue to keep you updated with progress and success stories from reserves which you have supported all around the world, connecting you with the amazing work that the rangers, conservationists and volunteers working with our project partners are doing on the ground, everywhere.
As a charity, World Land Trust has spent three decades committed to protecting the world, and this is more important than ever before. We are open, working, and will still be here when the worst is over. Your continued support and donations mean so much to all of us: thank you!
Stay safe, stay healthy. From all of us at WLT.
For further information, please see the latest blog from CEO Jonathan Barnard here.