WLT offers new offset option
A charity that protects the world's most biologically important and threatened habitats has launched a carbon offset scheme.
The World Land Trust's Flight Emissions Carbon Offset Calculator will assign travellers' offsets to a specific project carefully designed to maximise biodiversity benefits and the sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. 
The programme enables individuals and companies to offset their CO2 emissions while contributing to the conservation of some of the world's most threatened forests and biodiversity.
WLT patron Sir Richard Attenborough described WLT's work as having "more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of."
WLT estimates that air travel accounts for 6% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, the same as generated by 7.7 million homes. Among projects it has undertaken recently is research into the creation of cross border wildlife corridors for the Caucasian Leopard in Iran. It also funded the purchase of 79 acres of land to enlarge Mexico's Hoya de Hielo Reserve, which provides important habitat for the Bearded Wood Partridge, a species that is endemic to Mexico and which has never been photographed in the wild.