Spotlight on the World Land Trust
Do you care about the future of the planet? Are you determined to ensure that future generations experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world? To preserve the interconnected communities of animals, plants and micro-organisms, we need to do one thing above all else: protect habitats as explained in this spotlight on the World Land Trust.
Habitat loss is a huge threat to wildlife around the globe – but World Land Trust performs a critical role in creating reserves and reversing deforestation in some of the world’s most threatened areas.
Here at Go Paperless, our founding mission is to help alleviate our impact on the planet. So we’re incredibly proud and privileged to partner with World Land Trust, who plant a tree (in an area that’s threatened by deforestation) for every digital business card you buy.
Read on to find out more about the incredible work of the World Land Trust and what you can do to help protect wildlife and habitats around the globe.
Want to help protect the natural world?
Since it was founded in 1989, World Land Trust has helped secure more than 881,000 acres of threatened habitat in 20 countries – funding partner organisations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.
But what can you, as an individual, do to help? World Land Trust patron Sir David Attenborough answers that very question in this video.
The choice is stark. As Sir David emphasises, human history is defined by disagreements. But unless we learn a new way to live together, we’re sunk. Of course, the democratic action of young people protesting and putting pressure on governments is having an impact. And joining them to add to the chorus of voices is one way that you can help. Another is by supporting the work of World Land Trust.
Support the work of the World Land Trust
“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 is explicit
As explained in his video, World Land Trust were the first to recognise that, in order to conserve animal and plant communities, you need to preserve land – and the only way to do this effectively is by facilitating local communities and giving them the responsibility for it. After all, local people know the land, the threats and the wildlife best.
So if you’re looking for ways to make the world healthier and greener, here’s a few ways that you can support World Land Trust:
- Donate to World Land Trust’s Action Fund – Enabling them to act fast when urgent conservation action is needed
- Buy an acre – For every £100 donated, one of World Land Trust’s partners can buy an acre of land and protect it in perpetuity
- Plant a tree – Contribute to global reforestation, helping to restore damaged ecosystems and help mitigate climate changes
- Gift a friend a healthier planet – Make a donation as a gift to a loved one
Did you know that around 200 billion business cards are printed every year, almost 90% of which are discarded within a week?
At Go Paperless, our mission is to help alleviate our impact on the planet. To achieve that, we wanted to do more than just reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating the need to print traditional business cards.
That’s why we’ve partnered with and written this spotlight on the World Land Trust. And for every digital business card you buy, we’ll plant a tree in association with them. So by investing in our digital business cards, you’re also helping to protect the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats.