Multi-award-winning airport parking specialists Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com), has expanded its partnership with conservation charity World Land Trust to raise funds for its landmark ‘Buy an Acre’ programme and to help permanently protect threatened habitats.

For every airport parking booking made through www.aph.com/worldlandtrust from 1 August 2022, APH will donate up to 20% of the booking value to World Land Trust to put towards purchasing acres of habitat through its overseas partners.

World Land Trust works with its network of conservation partners around the world to purchase wildlife-rich habitats and to prevent under-threat areas from being cleared for agriculture or development. Current Buy an Acre projects are protecting land in Argentina’s Somuncurá Plateau and Gran Chaco, the Dakatcha Woodland in Kenya and the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com) said, “APH has worked closely with World Land Trust for many years to help protect threatened forest habitats in various parts of the world. Travel brings unavoidable carbon emissions, and we are always looking for ways to balance these emissions by actively reducing our carbon footprint and to help raise funds for important programmes such as World Land Trust’s Buy an Acre scheme. By booking through this partnership, APH customers can help raise funds and know they are travelling to the airport with minimum impact to the environment.”

 For further information on Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) visit www.aph.com or call 01342 859515.
To find out more about World Land Trust’s Buy an Acre programme or to donate, visit https://www.worldlandtrust.org/appeals/buy-an-acre/.
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Notes to Editors:

  • Image 1: The El Rincon Stream Frog is a “micro endemic” and Critically Endangered. Its entire population lives in a small number of streams that the Somuncurá project now safeguards. Credit: Fundación Somuncurá.
  • Image 2: The REGUA project in Brazil has transformed a former farm into a science, ecotourism and community hub home to hundreds of species, including some that were discovered in the reserve itself. Credit: REGUA
  • Image 3: Thought extinct until its rediscovery in 1970, the boar-like Chacoan Peccary is now supported by a wildlife corridor in Argentina’s Gran Chaco. Credit: Andrea Ferreira
  • High-res images available to download from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zpzgsag6oq0f6vx/AAAEVT8aVtD6EVyji8lc4C-da?dl=0

 About Airport Parking and Hotels (APH)
Established in 1980, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is an award-winning airport parking operator and retailer, winning the ‘Best Airport Parking Company’ award at the British Travel Awards 2020 for the eleventh year running. In addition to APH’s own car parks serving Gatwick and Manchester Airports, APH also offers parking at all major UK airports as well as airport hotels, airport lounges and via trusted partners other extras such as car hire and travel insurance. APH has worked closely with World Land Trust for many years through the latter’s Carbon Balanced programme, off-setting carbon emissions and supporting rainforest conservation by protecting threatened forest habitats.

ABOUT WORLD LAND TRUST
WORLD LAND TRUST (WLT) was founded in 1989 with a simple yet pioneering goal: raising funds to purchase land for the express purpose of conservation. The effects of climate change and biodiversity loss have become better known and more extreme in the three decades since, but WLT’s ‘Buy an Acre’ concept still offers a very real and tangible way to have a positive impact on these interlinked crises. Today funding also supports ranger salaries, habitat restoration, carbon offsetting projects, and urgent aid like wildfire management. Above all, WLT believes conservation should be conducted in concert with local communities – the people who know their land best. A sustainable future for these men and women, and the wildlife and wilderness they have grown up alongside, is the goal that WLT works toward every day.

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