More than 26,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of threatened habitats are now safe thanks to land purchases and leases funded in 2015 by World Land Trust (WLT).
Working with its longstanding network of conservation partners, in 2015 WLT focused its land purchase efforts on Central and South America, Armenia and Malaysian Borneo.
The properties funded by WLT in 2015 range in size from a few acres in Borneo to thousands of acres in Paraguay. “Some of the land purchases and leases cover relatively small areas, but all of them are strategic – in as much as they are designed to maximise the overall conservation impact of a particular reserve or wildlife corridor,” said David Wright, WLT’s Head of Programmes.
In Ecuador, WLT funded several extensions to reserves owned and managed by three conservation partners: extending Tapichalaca Reserve in partnership with Fundación Jocotoco, extending Candelaria Reserve to the north as part of the Forests in the Sky Corridor in partnership with Fundación EcoMinga, and extending La Ceiba and Nangaritza reserves in partnership with Naturaleza y Cultura Ecuador.
In Honduras, WLT continued its twin track approach to tropical forest conservation in the far west of the country by funding land purchases in the core zones of Güisayote Biological Reserve and Volcán Pacayita Reserve in partnership with Asociación Ecológica de San Marcos de Ocotepeque.
In Armenia WLT protected more than 3,000 acres (1,200 hectares) to extend the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge in partnership with Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets.
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