Sunday, 27 July 2014

Almost 90,000 acres of wildlife-rich land saved in 12 months

Nearly 90,000 acres has been successfully protected by the World Land Trust (WLT), including areas in Bolivia and Mexico, since 2013.

This is a direct result of raising funds to safeguard wildlife corridors and extend existing reserves.

The charity has also announced that £1 million has been raised in less than a year to help save the orangutans of Borneo.

The £1 million is being used to purchase strategically important parcels of forest in order to create the Keruak Corridor in the Bornean rainforest, ensuring that wildlife does not become isolated in forest fragments.

Sir David Attenborough, Patron of World Land Trust since 1989, said: “The money that is given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of.

"The support that is given to the World Land Trust is support that goes directly to the place where it's needed.”

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