Good news from the World Land Trust!
Thanks to the supporters of the Buy an Acre scheme, 546 acres of cloud forest has been saved in Ecuador and Mexico.
The funds from the Buy an Acre Mexico donations were used to buiy two properties which extend the Cerro Prieto-Cerro la Luz reserve by over 350 acres. The Lands for Conservation Chief at GESG, Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, says "there is not solid forest as far as the eye can see, and it is now a huge reserve". A visit to the site 2 years ago had brought about the discovery that someone had been logging 40 year old cedars for timber.
And Buy an Acre Ecuador purchased another two properties which extend the Nangaritz Reserve by just under 200 acres. It protects a unique ecosystem where the Andes meets the Amazonian foothill forest. A lot of this land has been degraded as a result of clearing land for grazing cattle, but now the land has become part of the estate, it will given the opportunity to regenerate to its former state.
The area has amazing biodiversity, with animals such as the critically endangered Limon Harliquin Frog, the Orange Throated Tanger and mammals such as the jaguar, the spectacled bear, the mountain tapir and ocelot.
So if you're looking for a Christmas gift for someone this year, why not visit the World Land Trust's Buy an Acre scheme and support it? Let your gift help keep the planet green and amazing and protect habitat so wildlife have a home!