World Land Trust

Buy an Acre

WLT can purchase and protect an acre of critically endangered tropical forests and other vital habitats for £100 in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001291)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£141,282

Donations

261

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Tropical forests, grasslands, wetlands and other threatened habitats are crucial for the survival of endangered species, including mammals, birds, plants and insects. However, the continued loss and fragmentation of these habitats, due to urbanisation, conversion to agriculture and logging, are putting unique species at an ever increasing risk of extinction. Buy an Acre aims to secure biologically important and threatened habitats, providing a permanent safe haven for wildlife.

Solution

Working in partnership with local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico, WLT identifies areas of high conservation value that are under a high level of threat. Buy an Acre funds the purchase of these threatened lands, with an aim to designate them as private nature reserves, so that these habitats and the wildlife that depend on them, may be protected in perpetuity. Ultimate ownership and management of land is vested in the local partner NGO.