World Land Trust

Keepers of the Wild 2013-2014

World Land Trust’s conservation partners worldwide are managing vast areas of wilderness with few resources. By funding reserve wardens we can ensure active protection of these reserves and enable habitat restoration while providing employment opportunities in remote communities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001291)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£60,000

Amount raised

£89,864

Donations

163

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • 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.

    — Sir David Attenborough, WLT Patron

  • Becoming a Ranger has been a very positive step in my life; I am directly contributing to the protection of the forest.

    — Antonio Teixeira Nunes, WLT funded Ranger

  • 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.

    — Sir David Attenborough, WLT Patron

  • Becoming a Ranger has been a very positive step in my life; I am directly contributing to the protection of the forest.

    — Antonio Teixeira Nunes, WLT funded Ranger

Situation

WLT purchases and protects threatened habitats, such as tropical forests and wetlands, crucial for the survival of endangered species. Following the creation of reserve areas, active protection and regular patrolling is needed to prevent incursions and damage. Our project partners are often co-ordinating these activities over an enormous area and are logistically and financially stretched as greater areas of land come under their management.

Solution

This project will ensure effective protection of WLT-funded reserves by providing our partners with the means to employ and equip rangers at as many reserves as possible. Rangers are usually recruited from the local community, have a very good knowledge of the local forest, and in many cases have no other opportunities for employment. Regular patrols and the involvement of local communities make it possible for our partners to provide effective protection for the land.