Year 6 students Ollie & Tom from Bovey Tracey Primary school decided to trek 18 miles to Templer way to raise money to help save part of the Brazilian rainforest, about the size of Bullands field
Inspired by Steve Backshall, David Attenborough and a passion for nature and the environment, Ollie and Tom, both 11 years old are joining Mission 2 of Operation Ocelot. https://www.worldlandtrust.org/news/2021/09/operation-ocelot-save-nature-with-steve-backshall/
They are attempting to raise £370, which is enough money for the World Land Trust to purchase and help protect an area of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest the size of Bullands Field (outside Ollie’s house) in Bovey Tracey (14,738m2). They are going to trek the 18mile Templar Way from Haytor on Dartmoor to Teignmouth in a day, navigating themselves from the Moor to the Sea.
World Land Trust protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.Through a network of partner organisations around the world, WLT funds the creation of reserves and provides permanent protection for habitats and wildlife.Partnerships are developed with established and highly respected local organisations who engage support and commitment among the local community.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the world’s most threatened forest regions. In Brazil, just 7% of it remains. Some of the last remnants are found at Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (REGUA), where the wildlife is thriving, but the land beyond the reserve’s boundaries is still under threat from cattle grazing, hunting and forest clearance. Mission Two of Operation Ocelot will secure more precious acres to add to our partner’s reserve, providing a brighter future for a biodiversity hotspot. As of 2019, REGUA was known to contain 73 amphibian species, 37 reptile species, 479 bird species and 204 dragonfly and damselfly species!
The Templer way is an 18 mile walk from Haytor, Dartmoor to Teignmouth. It will take about 6-7 hours to walk .
Ollie and Tom are raising funds and sponsorship for this challenging walk on their own just giving page which can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ollielockwoodandfriends