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OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD LAND TRUST — Wild Tomorrow Fund



World Land Belief (WLT)’s mission is to guard the world’s most biologically essential and threatened habitats. Since its basis in 1989, WLT has funded native accomplice organizations world wide like Wild Tomorrow Fund to create reserves and provides everlasting safety for habitats and wildlife. Thus far, they’ve protected an unbelievable 2,409,420 acres of threatened habitat stretching from South America’s Choco rainforest, to tiger reserves in India, habitat for orangutans and pygmy elephants in Borneo, and now, our wildlife hall in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

WLT’s grant of three.9 million Rand (roughly US $260,000) is our largest grant thus far, finishing the 15.5 million Rand buy of Ukuwela and including the equal of 318 acres (of whole 1,235 at Ukuwela) to WLT’s spectacular tally of acres protected in particular locations world wide – and a primary mission for WLT in South Africa. We’re grateful for his or her belief, and recognition of the significance of our habitat safety mission, situated inside one in every of world’s 36 world biodiversity hotspots. Take a look at WLT’s mission accomplice web page for Wild Tomorrow Fund right here.

When Wild Tomorrow Fund reached out to WLT final June, we had been at a essential level in our fundraising journey to avoid wasting Ukuwela. We had only one 12 months left to lift the remaining funds wanted for the acquisition, earlier than the 5-year fee deadline. Ukuwela (previously generally known as “The Farm Pineapple 16074”) was the very first piece of land that Wild Tomorrow Fund sought to guard in what would increase in imaginative and prescient and ambition to grow to be our wildlife hall mission on South Africa’s elephant coast. We took our first steps on this particular piece of land in 2017, a transformative second for Wild Tomorrow Fund. At the moment, it was imminently destined to grow to be a pineapple farm. This destiny would have seen Ukuwela’s 1,235 acres slashed and burned to make method for business pineapple fields, a scene repeated throughout the area in huge monoculture plantations. This conversion to farming, and the air pollution of related herbicides and pesticides, was an instantaneous risk to Ukuwela’s river, its forests, wetlands, hippos, leopards, zebras, hyena, wildebeest, honey badgers, baboons, crocodiles, mongoose and 40 threatened animal species that already known as this land residence. 

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