A team of runners from the World Land Trust who took part in the London Royal Parks Half Marathon last October have raised an incredible £5,333 for REGUA! The money will enable us to fund a local ranger to patrol the reserve and protect it from hunting and other threats. Hunting on REGUA land has been reduced by about 98%, enabling us to introduce Critically Endangered species to the reserve such as the rare Red-billed Currasow, a bird that became extinct in Rio State during the 60s and with now only 250 remaining in the the wild! An enormous thank you to everyone who donated and to the dedication of the runners who took part.
However, the World Land Trust are not stopping there. Their 2011 campaign, Keepers of the Wild, is raising funds to employ rangers on all of their project partners reserves, including REGUA. If you would like to donate then please click here.