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Name an Orchid

Staging site

*THIS IS THE STAGING SITE*

To support the conservation of the Andean cloud forests of central Ecuador and others like it, and following in the tradition of naming newly discovered species after the sponsors of expeditions, World Land Trust and Lou Jost, co founder of  Fundación EcoMinga, would like to name 10 recently discovered orchids after people who have made generous donations.

This rare opportunity will be part of World Land Trust’s 2015 effort to raise money to protect and conserve one of the most fragile and unique environments in the world.

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In the cloud forests high on the mountains of Ecuador rare and magical micro-orchids live alongside equally magical animals including Mountain Tapir and Spectacled Bear.  These orchids, some of the world’s tiniest plant species, only survive in the conditions particular to this region.  Not only are they found nowhere else on earth, but they have only recently been discovered. They were found by Lou Jost, an orchid specialist, of WLT’s Ecuadorian partner, Fundación EcoMinga.

To support the conservation of this special habitat, and following in the tradition of naming newly discovered species after the sponsors of expeditions, we are working with Lou Jost on the naming 10 of these newly discovered orchids after people who have made generous donations. Already we have named five of them and there are just five left. The orchid can be named for your loved one – a gift that not only lives a lifetime but becomes part of science for the future.

Pics of the 5 left

Orchid 3 - Genus: Teagueia       Orchid 4 - Genus: Teagueia       Orchid 7 - Genus: Teagueia       Orchid 9 - Genus: Teagueia       Orchid 10 - Genus: Teagueia

To register your interest please contact:
Vivien Burton at World Land Trust on +44 (0) 1986 874422 or vburton@worldlandtrust.org

www.wlt-orchids.com

The Name an Orchid lottery is now closed.

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