Details of upcoming events organised by World Land Trust and information on how past events have helped to raise funds for the Trust.


Upcoming events


Saving Land, Saving Species - The First 30 Years of World Land Trust

Birdfair, 2019

Date: 17 August 2019
Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Location: Events Marquee, Birdfair,
Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water
Tickets: £10

Come and join us as we celebrate the first 30 years of World Land Trust, including an exclusive premiere of the film Three Decades of Conservation in Sir David Attenborough’s own words.

This extraordinary night of celebrations also sees Nick Baker and Bill Oddie champion two of their favourite wild places, Simon Barnes delves into our latest project in Dakatcha – home of the endangered Clarke’s Weaver, and Adela Espinosa and Gloria Waswa tell us about their projects in Ecuador and Kenya.

Plus, African Activities will join us for traditional African drumming, Simon Watt from the Ugly Animal Preservation Society will tell us about the small things that matter, and there will be some music to dance out into the night!

Find out more and buy tickets here

Jaguar, WLT News Autumn 2018 cover. Image: Adalbert Dragon/Shutterstock

Protecting the future - conservation in action

Photographs by David Bebber of World Land Trust projects around the world

Date: 27 August – 30 August 2019
plus evening event with Simon Barnes and David Bebber in the Auditorium on Tue 27 Aug
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Location: The Forum, Norwich

An exhibition of photographs from award-winning photographer David Bebber that showcase the work done by World Land Trust and our overseas partner organisations.

From Vietnam to Armenia, Borneo to Paraguay the natural world is under threat. David’s photographs offer a glimpse into the habitats at stake globally and the people working to safeguard them.

Entrance to the exhibition is free

Big Canopy Campout 2019

Date: 12 October 2019
Location: Your Favourite Tree

Join World Land Trust fundraisers during The Big Canopy Campout. Raise funds by spending a night underneath the canopy.

From 7pm to 7am, forest enthusiasts from around the world will be taking to the trees overnight to celebrate forest conservation, raise awareness of ongoing threats to habitats worldwide, and fundraise for World Land Trust’s Plant a Tree project.

The Big Canopy Campout has set an amazing goal of planting 1,000 trees with our Plant a Tree appeal, so visit their Facebook page for more information and some great fundraising ideas.


Past events


One Wild Night with Steve and Helen Backshall and friends

Date: Friday 14 December 2018
Time: 7.00pm -10.00pm
Location: Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London
Tickets: Sold out

A once in a lifetime collaboration between some of the greatest names in wildlife, adventure and sport, coming together for one night only to share experiences, tell tall tales, and bring to the RGS lecture theatre images and films from some of the world’s wildest places.

Among those sharing the stage with Steve will be Dan Snow, Doug Allan, George McGavin, Leo Houlding, Sean Conway,  Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, Simon Watt, Lowri Morgan, Will Greenwood, Monty Halls, Dame Katherine Grainger and Sophie Raworth.

Funds raised through the event will support World Land Trust’s work to save threatened tropical forest in Belize. As a Patron of World Land Trust Steve will give a flavour of the country and its incredible wildlife and detail his support for this project.

Unfortunately this event is sold out and tickets are no longer available. But there are still many items available for bids (including Deadly 60 packages!) on One Wild Auction »

Edward Lear: Wildlife artist and polymath (exhibition)

Date: 13-28 October 2018 (Tuesdays-Saturdays inclusive)
Time: 1-7pm
Location: The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
Not ticketed (donations welcome)

World Land Trust presents a new exhibition on the works of 19th Century artist and poet Edward Lear. Perhaps best known for his nonsense poetry, Lear was a gifted artist and often drew from life inspired by the exotic collections of wildlife at London Zoo.

His works are a celebration of the natural world and this exhibition will include original paintings from John Burton’s collection as well as works from artists influenced by Lear’s unique style. The exhibition will also include some prints (original and modern) for sale in aid of World Land Trust.

Edward Lear: Landscapes & Wildlife (talk)

Date: Friday 26 October 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Location: The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
Tickets: £12.00

An illustrated talk by Jenny Uglow.

Author Jenny Uglow discusses her latest book Mr Lear: A life of Art and Nonsense, an exploration of the life and work of celebrated poet, artist and musician Edward Lear.

Lear, who wrote the famous The Owl and the Pussycat  and other famous nonsense poetry, was also a celebrated wildlife and landscape artist.

This is a fundraising event, with proceeds supporting World Land Trust.

Find out more and buy tickets here »

The Big Canopy Campout

Date: 15 September 2018

Location: Your favourite tree

Join World Land Trust fundraisers from The Big Canopy Campout by taking to your favourite forest and spending a night under the canopy.

Forest enthusiasts from around the world will be taking to the trees on the night of 15 September 2018 to celebrate forest conservation, fundraise for Saving Mexico’s Ancient Forests, and raise awareness of the threats facing wildlife habitats worldwide.

So if you can, head to your local forest to be a part of the canopy community. For more information, see The Big Canopy Campout website (where they are selling limited edition carabiners and Sierra Gorda shirts also raising funds for Ancient Forests) or follow them on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

The Big Canopy Campout © Steven Pearce

Discovering the secrets of Sierra Gorda, Mexico

Date: 13-17 August 2018 10am-4pm

Location: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1BH

World Land Trust presents a photography exhibition from award-winning Mexican photographer and conservationist Roberto Pedraza Ruiz.

Uncover the secrets of Mexico’s ancient forests, where jaguars and pumas roam in the shadows of the mountains, delicate hummingbirds  flutter and parrots nest in hundred-year-old oaks. The captivating images share Roberto Pedraza Ruiz’s intimate knowledge of the wild and remote landscape and wildlife of the Sierra Gorda mountains, including rare and endangered species and the threats they face.

This exhibition is supporting World Land Trust’s Saving Mexico’s Ancient Forests appeal. No tickets required, but donations are welcome.