John Burton

Saving land and habitat in Paraguay, Bolivia and Armenia
and giving a helping hand to struggling young conservationists.

In 1989 John Burton founded World Land Trust (WLT) and acted tirelessly as its Chief Executive for 30 years. A fund has now been established in his name to continue urgent conservation work that was close to his heart.

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Habitat loss is the greatest threat facing wildlife worldwide. We believe that by protecting land, acre by acre, we are taking the best action to ensure a futur...

WLT Friends

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Wildfire Appeal

Last year, we watched the world on fire. From the Arctic to Australasia, every image of burning landscapes was horrifying, so this year, with your help, we ...

Keepers of the Wild

World Land Trust's Keepers of the Wild are rangers working on the front line of conservation. They safeguard some of the world's most threatened species and the...

721 Challenge

A Guinness World Record attempt raising money for the conservation of our precious rainforests.

Nick Hollis is an international mountaineer who's seen ...

Past Appeals


In the year of COP26, you made history. You allowed us to raise the most ambitious appeal in our 30+ years of existence, saving forests, mangroves and more for ...

    A Future for Gorillas

    WLT would like to thank our incredible supporters for delivering yet another major conservation victory in 2020, with hundreds joining us to save Cameroon’s g...


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