Celebrating World Rhino Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Celebrating World Rhino Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park favourites Dayo and Hodari took centre stage today to celebrate World Rhino Day. The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, based at the park in Branton, near Doncaster, is a key supporter of Rhino conservation projects and funds raised are helping the species recover from a 96% decline in numbers over a bleak 20-year period. Dayo and …

Giraffe Conservation Foundation Update

Giraffe Conservation Foundation Update

Photo Credit: Giraffe Conservation Foundation In Uganda, GCF have been co-operating with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to protect the Nubian Giraffe, known as Rothschild’s Giraffe. The current population of this sub-species is estimated at less than 2,100, which is precariously low. However, thanks to the work of GCF there are now four populations of Nubian Giraffe in Uganda. The giraffes …

Polar Bears

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission

The Climate Change Summit in Paris discussed the clear and urgent threat to many thousands of species as weather systems and habitats change. In response to the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the ICUN’s Director General commented: Read more about IUCN www.iucn.org/news/secretaria/201706/iucn-director-general%E2%80%99s-statement-us-announcement-regard-paris-agreement And how we support them https://www.ywpfoundation.com/projects-we-support/iucns-species-survival-commission/ On the 20 – 22 June the IUCN Specialist Group for …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation gives double boost to critically endangered Rhinos

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Gives Double Boost to Critically Endangered Rhinos

The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers. The devastating trade has left many young rhinos orphaned and vulnerable without the protection of their parents. The …

Pennies

YWPF Raise £15,000 Through Pennies Initiative

The innovative project allows shoppers to donate to charity using Pennies, the digital charity box, when making a card purchase. The money has been raised by visitors to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park – but local shops are now being urged to join the scheme too. “It shows that the public share our ambition to protect these amazing animals. People …

MiniKicks

Mini Kicks raise over £1000 for YWP Foundation to help endangered Amur Tigers

Joshua Key and his Mini Kicks team-mates roared into action to raise more than £1,000 to help save the endangered Amur Tigers from extinction. The 4-year-old raised more than £100 himself to be the top fund-raiser from a day making sponsored tiger masks and visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park, home to a family of the majestic animals. Mini Kicks, a Doncaster-based …

Blue Eyed Black Lemur

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation backs initiative to save lemurs

An endangered species of lemur is being given a fighting chance of survival with support from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. (YWPF) The charity has made a three-year grant worth £15,000 to help protect the blue-eyed black lemur, whose numbers in the wild have been reduced to less than 1,000 by slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting. The funds, announced to celebrate …

The Environmental Consumable Recycling & Collection Programme

Toning Up with Dell and Brother

Since 2013 both Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation have been part of the Dell and Brother Environmental Consumable Recycling & Collection Programme. If you have visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park or followed the Park and the Foundation online, you will know how committed we are to protecting the environment for species, ecosystems and future generations. Recycling is a …