Success Stories

Programme for Belize

Keel Billed Toucan Belize © David Tomlinson
Keel Billed Toucan, Belize
© David Tomlinson

WLT's first project presented the challenge of linking development to improving people’s standard of living and conservation. The project was a great success and by 1996 more than 250,000 acres (101,175 ha) had been saved.

Rainforest Action Costa Rica

The second project of the WLT focused on the rainforests of Costa Rica. The Trust helped purchase an area of 5,000 acres (2,023 ha), which is now incorporated into the Corcovado National Park.

Philippine Reef & Rainforest Project

Danjugan reserve © Toby Gibson
Danjugan reserve © Toby Gibson

The third project of the WLT gave supporters an opportunity to become a 'founder owner' of the tropical paradise Island of Danjugan, saving it from housing development.

Coastal Steppe Project, Patagonia

Patagonia © Mark Gruin
Patagonia © Mark Gruin

The 15,000 acre (6,075 ha) Ranch of Hopes (Estancia la Esperanza) is now an official Wildlife Refuge protecting coastal steppe habitat for guanacos and other wildlife.

And finally... Nangaritza Valley, Ecuador

Nangaritza Valley, Ecuador
Nangaritza Valley, Ecuador

The money raised from this Carbon Emissions Calculator will be used to fund our latest project, the Nangaritza Valley reserve, which protects the last remaining foothill forest connecting the Andean mountains in southern Ecuador with the lowland Amazon in Peru.