Saving threatened habitats worldwide

World Land Trust - Rainforest Conservation in Action

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  • Smooth Machete Savane ©Tropica

    Saving threatened habitats worldwide

    World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that takes direct action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats.

  • Treasure chest appeal

    This year supporters of our main appeal will be saving the 'green gold' of the Caribbean, helping us create a 2,500 acre (1,000 hectare) rainforest reserve and protect a real treasure chest of species.


    Donate here »

  • Big Match Fortnight 2015

    World Land Trust's Forests in the Sky Appeal: aiming to raise £500,000 to save threatened habitat in the Andean cloud forests of central Ecuador.

  • Where do we work?

    WLT works with 30 programme partners in 21 countries.


  • Elephant Corridor Appeal 


    The Elephant Corridor Appeal aims to raise £750,000 to extend and protect Mudahalli Corridor, an elephant migration route where the Eastern and Western Ghats meet in southern India.


  • Buy an acre

    For £100 an acre you can help us create and extend wildlife reserves by purchasing land in Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico, providing more safe havens for some of Earth's most vulnerable wildlife. 


    Buy an acre »

  • Saving Kinabatangan banner

    WLT is urgently raising £250,000 for the purchase and protection of Bornean Rainforest close to the banks of the Kinabatangan River. Please donate to help us secure this crucial habitat before it is too late.


    Current total: £162,367


    Donate to Saving Kinabatangan »

  • Conservation achievements

    World Land Trust has saved nearly half a million acres for conservation. Saving habitats, saving species since 1989.

  • Big Cat Appeal

    Big Cat Appeal

    WLT is putting the spotlight on big cats with a major appeal to raise funds to save big cat habitat.


    Where are we up to?

    We are delighted to report that we have raised a total of more than £326,000 for the Big Cat Appeal and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

  • Sir David Attenborough orchids header

    Name an Orchid

    To raise funds to conserve threatened forests of Ecuador, World Land Trust is offering donors the chance to win the naming rights to an orchid – for a donation of just £10 or more. 


    Find out more about the Name an Orchid lottery »

  • Big Match Fortnight

    From 5-19 October all donations made to the Elephant Corridor Appeal will be matched by a small group of generous WLT donors, so your support will go twice as far.


  • Steve and Helen Backshall

    Saving Kinabatangan with Steve and Helen Backshall

    This Easter, World Land Trust Patron and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and his wife, Olympic champion rower Helen, will be kayaking 125 miles non-stop from Devizes to Westminster, to save threatened habitat in Borneo.


    Sponsor Steve and Helen »

  • Ranger Adrian. © Fundación Patagonia Natural.

    Keepers of the Wild 2020

    World Land Trust needs £750,000 to fund Keepers of the Wild until 2020. Will you help support the important work of wildlife rangers?

  • Atlantic Rainforest canopy. © Emily Y Horton.

    Remember us in your will

    Protect the wild world with a lasting legacy. Every legacy we receive, whether large or small, will help safeguard the world’s remaining wilderness areas in perpetuity.

  • Red-shanked Douc, Vietnam

    For as little as £5 a month, Friends of WLT support efforts to safeguard some of the most threatened habitats on the planet.

    Saving habitats means safeguarding species. Join us and become a Friend today.


    Thank you to all of our Friends!

  • Join Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Bill Oddie, Chris Packham and John Burton (WLT founder) to find out why supporting World Land Trust is beneficial for our natural world.


    Why support World Land Trust? »

  • Blue-throated Macaw Appeal

    WLT is urgently raising £20,000 for the Blue-throated Macaw Appeal to protect the habitat of this Critically Endangered macaw.


    Please donate so our partner can plant 1,000 trees to help save a species.


    Current total: £979


    Donate to help save a species »

Dr Debbie Pain named as new WLT CEO

Debbie Pain

World Land Trust (WLT) is pleased to announce acclaimed conservationist Dr Debbie Pain as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WLT.

For more information»

Why support World Land Trust?

Sir David Attenborough ©David Bebber

"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

Hear why Sir David, Steve Backshall, Bill Oddie and Chris Packham support WLT »

Elephant Corridor Appeal

Elephant Corridor Appeal

WLT is working with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in an urgent bid to save Indian Elephants from extinction. The Elephant Corridor Appeal aims to raise £750,000 to extend and protect the Mudahalli Corridor.

For more information »

Big Cat Appeal

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