Jungle for Jaguars Appeal - Help the World Land Trust buy 1,818 acres of vital wildlife corridor in Belize

 

Jungle for Jaguars Appeal from the World Land Trust

How would you like to save an acre of jungle and give wildlife room to roam?

Would you like to save land for jaguars?

Well, there’s a really good opportunity to do just that.  The World Land Trust is running an appeal for funds to enable its partner to purchase 1,818 acres of wildlife corridor in Belize.  The Trust is an international conservation charity which protects the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.

Late last year, the World Land Trust ran a Jungle for Jaguars Appeal.   It hit its target in a very short space of time, proving that people really want to make a difference and help wildlife and protect planet earth and all its beautiful and essential places. As a result, 8,154 acres were saved for jaguars and other wildlife.  

Find out more about the Jungle for Jaguars Appeal

For every £100, the World Land Trust can now save one acre of jungle

The area is home to wildlife such as toucans, tapirs, snakes, hummingbirds, armadillos, frogs and five cat species.

It’s a crucial piece of the wildlife corridor as it connects Shepstem Conservation Management Area to the Jungle for Jaguars land that the appeal was for last year.

Protecting this piece of wildlife corridor will enable jaguars and other wildlife to pass on the east side to the Honey Camp National Park and Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve.

This is the area the World Land Trust is making the appeal for

The World Land Trust has a wonderful track record in working with local partners around the world to help them buy land for conservation purposes.   Their partner in Belize, the Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative, alreadfy protect Shepstem, Jungle for Jaguars, Honey Camp and Freshwater Creek.

Vital habitats for wildlife in this area are being cleared for agriculture – but it's vital that these areas are connected for wildlife.  They need room to roam.

At least 22 jaguars live the jungle corridor of northern Belize – they are often spotted.  They thrive there, loving the wet and dry tropical forest and finding plenty of food to eat.

Ocelots, Margays, Pumas and Jaguarundi also live in the area, as well as the Endangered Baird’s Tapir.  Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey, Howler Monkey and Nine-banded Armadillo, Keel-billed Toucan and Ornate Hawk-eagle will also be protected by this appeal.

We have the power to preserve jungle for wildlife and to stop this happening

Donate - it's very easy to do.  I've often donated to the World Land Trust and feel empowered, as though I really am doing something to make a difference, every time I donate.   You can donate through PayPal, if you prefer.

Spread the word - the more people who donate, the better for jaguars.  The last appeal was very successful in a short period of time and it's wonderful to know there are so many people who want to get involved and join in and help.  And it's better still to join in and be a part of it! 

You don't have to donate £100

But donate £25 or more, and you can ask for a personalised certificate which acknowledges how much land you’ve saved in a beautiful wildlife folder.  It provides  more information about the project and the work the World Land Trust does.

My husband made a donation for my Christmas present, and I’ve asked him to do the same for my birthday.  The thought I can actively do something to really make a difference and that animals such as the majestic jaguar can stroll through an acre of land I’ve worked to save means a great deal to me.  I can close my eyes and imagine a jaguar prowling through this acre and think to myself, “Wow, I’ve saved that acre.  I’ve made a difference to that jaguar.”

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Donate today and make a real difference to Jaguars and other wildlife in Belize

There’s nothing like the power of taking action and making a difference to someone else.  I think it’s the best feeling in the worldl!