The Yellow-shouldered parrot has a very small range along the northern coast of Venezuela and the islands off its north coast, including Margarita Island. This is where the World Land Trust works with local partner, Provita, to protect the parrot and its thorn bush and cacti habitat.
Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, who heads of the Land for Conservation Programme with WLT’s partner in Mexico, Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda (GESG), loves nothing more than swapping his office environment for a few days in the Sierra Gorda forests.
Last year, the £5,000 raised by Andy Langley’s sponsored birdwatch became £10,000 thanks to match funding from his employer, Ecclesiastical Insurance, before turning into an incredible £20,000 during Big Match Fortnight.
As Scorched Earth to Forest Haven looks to raise £575,000 to support the replanting of Vietnam’s lost forests, we look at some of the tree species that will be used to regreen this extraordinary landscape.