Get involved - ways to get closer to nature and help wildlife
Help save the earth's rainforest(September 24, 2015)
Animals such as the Spectacled Bear and the Mountain Tapir make their home in the Andean cloud forests of central Ecuador. Micro-orchids, some of the world's tiniest plant species, flourish along them - they can only survive in the conditions particular to these locations.
The World Land Trust (WLT) and its Ecuadorian partner, Fundación EcoMinga have been working together since 2007. They buy land, acre by acre, to create nature reserves to protect and secure the future of the species there. And a cluster of properties in the Andean cloud forest has come on the market, so WLT needs £500,000. The properties are close to existing reserves.
From 1st October to 15th October 2015, all the money raised by this appeal will be doubled thanks to match funding pledged in advance by a small group of generous donors., as Steve Backshall explains: