May 4, 2007

Land Rover partners with Earthwatch environmental charity

Gaydon, Warwickshire – Land Rover has announced that Earthwatch, the international environmental charity, has become the SUV manufacturer’s fifth Global Sponsorship Partner. Land Rover will assist Earthwatch’s activities in working to conserve endangered species and their habitats by engaging people worldwide in scientific field research and education.

Land Rover’s first act in support has been to supply a Defender for work in Samburu, Kenya; the vehicle is currently being used in a number of projects, including surveying Grevy’s Zebras, and a study into conflict between carnivores and livestock for limited water resources.

“The vehicles that Land Rover provides will support the programs where off-road capabilities are required,” says Nigel Winser, Executive Director of Earthwatch (Europe). “This will improve the quality and safety of the field research we undertake to understand, manage and conserve the natural resources of the world in a sustainable manner. I know these Land Rovers will be welcomed by our local scientists and the communities with whom we work.”

Land Rover currently works with four other sponsorship partners: the Royal Geographical Society, China Exploration and Research Society, Born Free, and Biosphere Expeditions.

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