Directly Protecting Rainforests with World Land Trust
Tree Hugger Travel is dedicated to giving back and is proud to be able to directly protect the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats through World Land Trust’s buy an acre fund.
Tree Hugger Travel’s vision;
“to inspire and generate transcendental change in people and places through Adventure Travel in-turn giving back to nature through direct habitat protection”
With the help of caring travellers booking their eco-tours and experiences, Tree Hugger Travel can directly protect these habitats through our Eco-Rewards programme..
Your Bookings Save Rainforest
Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.
You, our customers, will receive a gift pack and personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.
Who are World Land Trust?
World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.
Through a network of partner organisations around the world, WLT funds the creation of reserves and provides permanent protection for habitats and wildlife. Partnerships are developed with established and highly respected local organisations who engage support and commitment among the local community.
Over 25 years of habitat protection
World Land Trust (WLT) pioneered the Buy an Acre concept of buying land for conservation, starting in 1989, and has, since then, funded ground-breaking habitat protection for more than 25 years, with an impressive track record of achievements.
World Land Trust and its overseas project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 770,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, and together ensure that more than four million acres of land is managed under active protection worldwide.
Patrons of World Land Trust
Sir David Attenborough – Sir David has supported the work of the WLT since its foundation in 1989 and became a WLT patron in 2003.
“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 2012
Steve Backshall – Wildlife presenter, adventurer and famous for Deadly 60. An avid champion of nature and discovery becoming a WLT Patron in 2016.
Chris Packham – Television presenter and wildlife expert, Chris Packham joined as a patron of WLT in 2013.
Our Current Conservation Project
Northern Argentine Yungas forest
Your Eco-Rewards are helping World Land Trust fund land purchase expanding the El Pantanoso Reserve in the Jujuy province of Argentina.
El Pantanoso is strategically important because it forms a corridor between Calilegua National Park on its southern border and Estancia Urundel, a large tract of contiguous sustainably managed forest.
El Pantanoso forms part of the largest area of contiguous habitat for Jaguar in Argentina.
It is also an important ecological corridor for Puma, Ocelot and other threatened species including Lowland Tapir, Black Solitary Eagle and two species of peccary.
Previous projects supported:
Mexico and Ecuador
- In 2018, individuals and companies like Tree Hugger Travel helped to save 2,107 acres of habitat in the Sierra Gorda region of Mexico.
Early in 2019 there was more good news, a Black Bear has been recorded in Sierra Gorda for the first time in 100 years. Learn more here.
- Maycú Reserve, the only intact, protected corridor of habitat between the Podocarpus National Park in the west of Ecuador and the El Condor mountain range in the Peruvian Plains to the east. Find out more.
Why Support the World Land Trust?
Who are World Land Trust and what do they do?
An insight into the conservation work of the Trust and why their Patrons and Ambassadors support them just like Tree Hugger Travel.