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World Land Trust is working in Borneo with conservation partner Hutan to extend forest habitat for Orang-utans along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah. This appeal aims to secure a corridor of land to link the Keruak Virgin Forest Reserve with the larger Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (the Keruak Corridor).

River habitat is important for Orang-utans and other threatened species such as the Bornean Pygmy Elephant. It is urgent to secure this safe corridor before existing oil palm plantations are extended to the riverbank and permanently separate the reserves. If there is no protected corridor between the reserves, isolated Orang-utan populations could face extinction.

WLT aims to raise £1,000,000 to fund land purchase and associated costs, and we are delighted to report that we raised more than £725,000 during Big Match Fortnight in October 2013. (Note, not all Big Match Fortnight donations and pledges are showing on this page, but they will be as soon as they are processed.)

If we can raise more than our target it will go towards widening the corridor and making it even more valuable to wildlife.

Read more about WLT's Borneo Rainforest Appeal and conservation successes in Borneo on WLT website.

For donations of £25 or more we will be pleased to send a pdf or hard copy certificate recording your donation. To request your certificate please email donations@worldlandtrust.org quoting the JustGiving donation reference number that appears on your confirmation email.

To make a gift donation on behalf of somebody else to the Borneo Rainforest Appeal please call the WLT office on +44 (0)1986 874422.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they do not sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they send your money directly to World Land Trust and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

Please donate today to create a secure future for the Orang-utans of Kinabatangan.

Updates 5

When WLT launched Big Match Fortnight the target was £300,000. In fact we raised more than twice that - a staggering £725,152! Thanks to the great generosity of our supporters we have already sent funds to our partner Hutan to make down payments on land in the Keruak Corridor.

28/11/13 11:56

WLT raises over half a million in donations and match funding during Big Match Fortnight. Donations are still being processed so the final total raised during the fortnight will be even higher.

17/10/13 12:39

WLT launches Big Match Fortnight to raise funds for the Borneo Rainforest Appeal. All donations between 2 - 16 October 2013 will be matched. Sign up for an email reminder on the WLT website.

16/09/13 14:22

WLT and its partners in Borneo were recently saddened to learn that ten Endangered Bornean Pygmy Elephants had been found dead in a forest reserve in Sabah. The most likely cause of death was poisoning. Land purchase through this appeal will also help protect Pygmy elephants.

06/03/13 14:41

Now added to our Gallery - superb footage of a male Orang-utan nest-building by the Kinabatangan River, taken by our Conservation Programmes Officer, Mary Tibbett, this September.

23/11/12 10:00

Raising money for

World Land Trust

World Land Trust

Charity Registration No. 1001291

WLT is an international conservation organisation that takes action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats. Supported by Sir David Attenborough and working with local organisations in Central and South America, Asia and Africa, WLT has helped protect over 500,000 acres of wildlife habitats.

Donations 373

Donation by Anonymous on 12/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

From Earthfare, Glastonbury, BA6 9DS www.earthfare.co.uk- a family store selling a large range of natural and organic food and loads more!

Donation by Anya Cox on 11/04/14

£700.00

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Donated by 3I, King Alfred School. A very environmentally aware group of children.

Donation by Ilona Ullmann on 08/04/14

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/04/14

Keep up the good work!

Donation by Anonymous on 07/04/14

Donation by Anonymous on 07/04/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

For the forests and its wildlife.

Donation by Dave H on 06/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/04/14

£3.00

This is for HUTAN in Borneo. I particpated in a Dragonfly workshop there last summer. this money was rasied through a primate photography course.

Donation by Brenda Walkenhorst on 01/04/14

$500.00

Donation by Anonymous on 31/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

To make 50 £

Donation by samarati on 31/03/14

20,00 €

Donation by Roger Kennealy on 31/03/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sophie Powell on 31/03/14

£5.00

For the Orang outans and the forest

Donation by samarati on 31/03/14

50,00 €

I really hope you reach the target: this forest is just too precious to lose.

Donation by John Tyler on 29/03/14

£50.00

Donation by Anonymous on 28/03/14

A wonderful cause

Donation by Ann on 24/03/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/14

$64.50

A wonderful cause

Donation by paul on 20/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

We need to save the forests.

Donation by C Haskell on 18/03/14

£20.00

Donation by Hilary Chadwick on 17/03/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the remainder of the appeal! It would be great to complete the corridor.

Donation by Harry and Athene on 15/03/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Katy Seddon on 12/03/14

£10.00

Donation by CJM on 11/03/14

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£23,519.86
  • Offline donations£866,907.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£890,426.86
  • Gift Aid£3,299.13

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