World Land Trust
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international environmental organisation whose aims are to ensure the conservation of plants, animals and wildlife habitats in areas where the ecosystem is threatened.
Since the charity was founded in the UK in 1989 it has funded the purchase of 400,000 acres of some of the world’s most ecologically important and diverse lands in Central and South America, Asia and the UK. The World Land Trust works with local NGO’s so that those with the local knowledge of the lands are able maintain the habitats in the region and prevent any illegal destruction of the environment.
Key Strategies for the World Land Trust
The World Land Trust state that the following three tenets are of vital importance to their strategy -
- To protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world. To conserve their biodiversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species.
- To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and commitment among the people who live in project areas.
- To raise awareness, in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation, to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fundraising.
Current World Land Trust Projects
The WLT run numerous projects around the world concurrently. Selections of the current projects ongoing are -
Click here to read more about their excellent work.
Make a World Land Trust Donation Online
You are able to support the work of the World Land Trust by pledging an amount to the charity by way of a one-off donation or by making a regular monthly donation.
It is possible to select the project that your donation will be allocated to and you will receive a certificate of appreciation from the charity.
A popular way of donating is to contribute to the “Buy an Acre Fund” which will contribute to the purchase of rainforest lands. This can also be purchased as an ethical gift for family or friends.
See the range of World Land Trust donation options.