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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..

Saving rainforest with World Land Trust's 'Buy an Acre' programme. This is the legendary Steve Backshall, one of WLT's inspiring patrons.
World Land Trust Patron Steve Backshall | Credit:WLT
Collect Eco-Rewards every time you book tours and experiences through Tree Hugger Travel. Eco-Rewards fund the purchase of biologically important threatened areas of rainforest worldwide.

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.

Who are World Land Trust?
World Land Trust fund in action | Credit: WLT

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.

Sir David Attenborough on the Great Barrier Reef | Credit: ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS
World Land Trust - Jaguars enjoying the peace and quiet of the Reserve Jaguar Del Nort. Image: Oscar Moctezuma Orozco/Naturalia
World Land Trust - Jaguars enjoying the peace and quiet of the Reserve Jaguar Del Nort. Image: Oscar Moctezuma Orozco/Naturalia

Our Current Conservation Projects

Colombia: Expanding the El Silencio Reserve, home to White-footed tamarins, the Blue-billed Curassow and the Magdalena river turtle, as well as big cats such as pumas and jaguars.

Zambia: The Mulaushi Reserve lies within the Kasanka National Park. Home to lions, leopards, Elephant and the largest mammal migration on earth as 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats migrate into Kasanka.

Mexico: Expanding the Northern Jaguar Reserve lying just 270km from the US border protecting Jaguar and nesting sites of the Military Macaw.

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.
The customers whose bookings generated funding receive beautiful gift packs and certificate of recognition for their contribution to habitat conservation.
World Land Trust Donation Gift Pack
Our Customer Gift Pack and Certificate of Recognition
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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.

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