World Land Trust needs your votes to help its Caucasian Leopard project!

WLT_Caucasian Leopard project

WLT could win a €30,000 grant from National Geographic Germany for its Caucasian Leopard project and you can help by casting your vote! 

National Geographic Germany is a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), who shortlisted the World Land Trust’s (WLT) project for this public vote. Nikwax, a long standing WLT corporate supporter, nominated the charity’s Caucasian Leopard project and asks that anyone who cares for our great outdoors takes a few moments to register their vote for this amazing cause.

Voting period opened on 17 March and closes on 31 March 2014. To vote go online

www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=3

  • WLT’s project – Saving Armenia’s Leopard – is up against five other projects, which is why the charity needs your help! People can only register one vote, so WLT is hoping it’s supporter will encourage their friends and family to vote too

About the Caucasian Leopard project 

    • WLT’s project – Saving Armenia’s Leopard – is up against five other projects, which is why the charity needs your help! People can only register one vote, so WLT is hoping it’s supporter will encourage their friends and family to vote too
  • WLT has developed the project proposal in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) with the intention of strengthening existing habitat protection for the Caucasian Leopard in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR). There are fewer than 1,300 Caucasian leopards left in the wild. Most are in Iran, with as few as 10-15 remaining in Armenia

Building on existing conservation measures in the CWR, the project will enable scientific research and monitoring at 15 sites within the CWR. Each site will have a camera trap with GSM (mobile networking) capability.

Equipment and field guides are essential and the project will also provide funding to equip FPWC’s ranger team to help them better monitor wildlife in the CWR.

Restoring native habitat is a key component of the project, which has a programme to plant 4,000 native trees.

Ecotourism, when carefully managed, can complement conservation measures and the project proposes to extend five recreational trails, to develop and print flora and fauna brochures and hiking maps, and to support hospitality initiatives.

Please help spread the word amongst your family, friends and colleagues!

For more information visit: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/news/2014/02/cast-vote-protect-caucasian-leopard