World Land Trust

The World Land Trust is a UK registered charity. It raises money to buy and then protect environmentally-threatened land in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. In 2018 it claimed to have raised more than £25 million and to have bought more than 3000 km2 (1200 sq mi) of land in about twenty different countries.[2][3]

World Land Trust
World Land Trust logo.svg
Founded1989
FoundersJohn Burton
Gerard Bertrand
Typeregistered charity
Registration no.1001291
Location
Area served
worldwide
Key people
Catherine Barnard, CEO
Revenue
£4.9 million (2019)[1]
Websiteworldlandtrust.org

HistoryEdit

The trust was founded in 1989 as the Programme for Belize to raise money to privately buy land in Belize to protect tropical rain forests in collaboration with Massachusetts Audubon Society.[4] The organisation later changed its name to the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, and then to World Land Trust.[4] John Burton was chief executive for thirty years until 2019, when Catherine Barnard took over.[3]

A U.S. partner organisation, World Land Trust - US was renamed Rainforest Trust in 2013.[5] The Trust has since developed to help purchase and conserve land in over 20 countries worldwide and has an annual income of £4.9 million in 2019.[6]

The patrons of the trust are Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Chris Packham, and David Gower.[7] Supporters include Bill Oddie, Tony Hawks, Mark Carwardine and Nick Baker.[8]

In 2014 the trust held a "Controversial Conservation Debate: 'Killing Other Peoples’ Birds’" with Chris Packham in London.[9] It discussed the impact of sport hunting on wildlife and conservation.[10]

ProjectsEdit

Projects include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1001291 – World Land Trust. The Charity Commission for England and Wales. Accessed April 2020.
  2. ^ Grant, Sheena (19 October 2018). "Jungle for jaguars appeal aims to help ensure a future for wildlife". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "John Burton steps down as World Land Trust chief executive after 30 years". ThirdSector. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Goodier, John (May 2001). "The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2001, 3rd edition. London: Europa Publications 2001. 622 pp, ISBN: 1 85743 089 1 £250.00". Reference Reviews. 15 (5): 27. doi:10.1108/rr.2001.15.5.27.275. ISSN 0950-4125.
  5. ^ "Rebranded as the Rainforest Trust, green group launches push to protect 6M acres of Amazon rainforest". Mongabay Environmental News. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Charity overview". Charity Commission for England and Wales. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Patrons".
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "World Land Trust's Controversial Conservation Debate: 'Killing Other Peoples' Birds' with Chris Packham | Things to do in London". Time Out London. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  10. ^ "World Land Trust conservation debate in London: 2 September 2014 - The Field". The Field. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu | Atlantic Forest, Brazil". Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Welcome to the Nikwax blog » Nikwax supports World Land Trust urgent land purchase and protection projects". Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Celebrity Steve Backshall raises £50,000 for World Land Trust". Discover Animals. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  14. ^ allenshaji (30 April 2017). "RIGHT OF PASSAGE: NATIONAL ELEPHANT CORRIDORS PROJECT". Wildlife Trust of India. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  15. ^ Askarieh, Emad (9 March 2015). "Video by Iranian Cheetah Society nominated for top prize in WLT competition". Iran Front Page. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Forest land secured for orangutans". BBC News. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Celebrating Land Conservation – Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP". Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  18. ^ BirdLife International. "Forests of Hope site - San Rafael, Paraguay". BirdLife. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  19. ^ "William Oliver". The Economist. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  20. ^ "Kites Hill Woodland Project". Kites Hill Woodland Project. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Jungle habitat for jaguars in Belize under threat of deforestation". Breaking Belize News-The Leading Online News Source of Belize. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  22. ^ Markham, Jackie (6 September 2016). "David Bellamy is wowed by the rainforest". Newbury Today. Retrieved 1 July 2020.