For more than a decade authors have been supporting World Land Trust (WLT) in a range of different ways – and by buying books written by supporting authors you too can help raise funds.
Back in 2000 some of the country’s leading authors and artists came together with WLT to launch Green Ink to help conserve rainforests, coral reefs and other wilderness areas under threat. Members of Green Ink agree to assign the Public Lending Rights (PLRs) from at least one of their books to WLT to purchase land for conservation.
Authors assigning PLRs include all three of WLT’s Patrons – Sir David Attenborough, David Gower and Chris Packham – as well as WLT Council members Simon Barnes, Mark Carwardine and Bill Oddie. Other well-known writers assigning titles include Nicola Davies, Tony Hawks, Prue Leith and Antonio Carluccio.
Some authors, such as Kevin Price, assign a percentage of book sales to WLT, while other writers have devised novel ways to raise funds. Jabujicaba, for example, is an eco thriller set in the Amazon Rainforest. The book is free to download (with a request for donations to WLT).
In another innovative way to raise funds, corporate supporter and eco furniture designer, Tristan Titeux used the launch of his recent book Furniture for the Future to raise donations to enable WLT to buy three acres of threatened tropical forest in Colombia.