Saving threatened habitats worldwide

World Land Trust Conservation Projects

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World Land Trust (WLT) and its project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over 500,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats through conservation projects around the world. Unlike other charities, your donation really will save real acres in real places.

Major Programmes & Appeals

WLT Action Fund

Action Fund

The quickest and easiest way to make a donation to WLT. Donate in £,€ or US$ to the Action Fund and your donation will go to WLT's most urgent project needs.

Big Cat Appeal

Special Appeal

WLT's current special appeal is the Big Cat Appeal which aims to raise £500,000 to save big cat habitat.

Buy an Acre of rainforest

Buy an Acre

Save an acre of rainforest for just £100 in our Buy an Acre projects in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. A donation of £25 will save a quarter of an acre.

Rangers of REGUA

Keepers of the Wild

By supporting reserve rangers, WLT is able to ensure the long-term protection of the nature reserves we have helped create.

Jorupe Reserve

Plant a Tree

The Plant a Tree with WLT appeal raises funds to plant native tree species in degraded areas of Tumbesian Forest.



Success Stories

Completed projects

Successfully Completed Projects

WLT has completed many conservation projects which continue to be managed by our project partners. Find out about how WLT and its project partners have saved acres of forest and other wildlife habitats.


Action for Conservation

Where we work

Where We Work

WLT works with project partners in many different countries. Find out more about the habitats and wildlife that we are helping to protect.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services

An important part of WLT’s work is to protect the biodiversity and natural resources within the reserves we have helped create. Find out about our Carbon Balanced Programme, REDD+ projects and how the WLT protects natural resources.

Wild spaces programme

Wild Spaces

The Wild Spaces Programme enacourages zoos and aquariums to get involved in in situ wildlife conservation. The Programme includes the BIAZA Reserve Project, in which British and Irish zoos raised funds to create a new reserve in Brazil.

Books for conservation

Books for Conservation

Supported by the Natural History Book Service, the WLT Books for Conservation Programme provides essential text-books and field guides to conservation organisations in developing countries, free of charge.

Workshops and training

Workshops and Training

Over the years the WLT has arranged many training programmes and workshops for conservation organisations worldwide. In 2010 WLT and IUCN NL assisted African NGOs through the training programme Using carbon as a funding mechanism for conservation: Is REDD+ right for you?

Wildlife webcams

Wildlife Webcams

WLT streams live footage from the rainforest over three different webcams in Ecuador and Brazil. Find out more about the webcams and the wildlife you can expect to see.

Visit a project

Visit a Project

See the wildlife acres you have helped save. View details of WLT project areas you can visit.

Visit a project

Project Briefs

The World Land Trust (WLT) has a range of project briefs available for you to download or print to learn more about each of our project areas.


Project Selection Criteria and Application Procedure

The WLT supports a relatively small number of projects to ensure their success and impeccable management. For the same reason the projects we support have been chosen using stringent project selection criteria.

Read WLT's project selection criteria »
Applying to the WLT for Project Funding »

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