1989
World Land Trust Founded as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust
 
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1989
First project Programme for Belize launched by Lee and Gerald Durrell, with support from Sir David Attenborough and David Bellamy
 
1992
David Bellamy and Mark Carwardine become Trustees of WLT
 
 
 
 
1994
Second project Rainforest Action Costa Rica launched by Bill Oddie
 
1994
Philippine Reef and Rainforest Project launched by David Bellamy
 
1995
World Land Trust moves to its offices in Halesworth, Suffolk
 
 
 
 
1997
The Trust's name is officially changed from the World Wide Land Conservation Trust to World Land Trust
1997
David Gower becomes World Land Trust’s first Patron
 
David Gower
 
 
 
2000
10th Anniversary Project is launched to protect the disappearing Patagonia Coastal Steppe
 
2000
Kites Hill: the Trust’s first UK reserve, is donated to WLT as a ‘Living Legacy’
 
 
2002
Carbon Balanced: World Land Trust’s emissions offsetting programme is launched
 
 
2003
Having supported the Trust since it was launched, Sir David Attenborough becomes a Patron of WLT
 
 
 
 
2008
WLT helps create Barba Azul Nature Reserve in Bolivia to protect Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaws
 
2012
After six years of hard work, a ground-breaking Multicultural Agreement is established to designate 9,301 acres (3,764 hectares) of Atlantic Forest in Argentina as Traditional Indigenous Lands
 
2013
Chris Packham announced as a Patron of WLT
 
Chris Packham
 
 
2014
£1 million raised to create the Keruak Corridor in Malaysian Borneo for Bornean Orang-utans
2015
Big Cat Appeal raises £500,000 to protect big cat habitat in Argentina and Brazil
 
 
 
 
2016
£500,000 raised to create the Forests in the Sky corridor in Ecuador
 
2016
Steve Backshall becomes a Patron of World Land Trust, having completed a 125-mile kayak to raise funds for a WLT project in Colombia in 2015
 
 
 
 
2016
Olympic Forest Reserve created in Brazil
 
2017
Mudahalli Elephant Corridor appeal reaches £750,000 target
 
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