Untravelled Paths & World Land Trust Partnership
We believe travel is one of the most important factors of personal growth, allowing us to learn and experience incredible nature, landscapes, and culture. However, we acknowledge that there are aspects of travel that have an environmental impact that is destructive to our planet. We feel it’s our social responsibility to mitigate this to ensure that the travel we encourage does not damage this wonderful, yet delicate planet we inhabit and share with so many other species. So for every booking, we receive we donate £5 per person and plant a tree on your behalf, through partners and friends at The World Land Trust.
World Land Trust (WLT) was initially founded to raise funds to purchase acres of threatened tropical forest in Belize, Central America for a project called Programme for Belize. Pioneering an innovative approach, WLT was the first organisation to use land purchase as its primary objective to raise funds for conservation. This means donors can save whole acres of threatened habitat, enabling overseas partner organisations to create protected wildlife reserves. The concept of saving real acres in real places is central to their fundraising and has proven so effective that you can still Buy an Acre today!
Sadly, habitat loss is the greatest threat facing wildlife worldwide and in 2019 alone, global deforestation reached 64 million acres. But with your help, World Land Trust is helping to restore these lost forests and in turn, helps maintain a healthy ecosystem. So far World Land Trust has funded the protection of 2,409,420 Acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, and together ensure that more than four million acres of land are managed under active protection worldwide. By protecting land, acre by acre they are taking the best action to ensure a bright future for wildlife.
In areas where land is more expensive, WLT has been extremely successful in funding smaller, strategic land purchases to create vital wildlife corridors. The corridors connect one protected wildlife reserve with another, allowing species to roam safely. Connecting fragmented wildlife reserves can increase a species’ gene pool and the chance of continued survival. In India and Malaysian Borneo, they have helped established wildlife corridors as safe havens for the Asian Elephant, Tiger, Orang-utan, and many other species. Critically, these projects protect people as well as wildlife, by decreasing human-animal conflict.
This fabulous organisation includes world-renowned patrons, such as wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists – David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, and Chris Packham. We are so excited to join them and we hope you are too!
For more information on World Land Trust visit their website here, and for any queries regarding our partnership with them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All images provided by World Land Trust.