Staff visit to Hanoi Zoo – An update from Colin Northcott

As part of Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting wildlife conservation worldwide, our very own Colin Northcott recently revisited Hanoi Zoo in Vietnam. Visiting from November 14th to the 21st, Colin made the trip east to check on the improvements made to the animal enclosures on site. Binturong Enclosure The improvements made to the Binturong Enclosure particularly stood …

Giraffe Conservation Foundation Update – Operation Twiga II

Giraffe Conservation Foundation Update – Operation Twiga II

Partners of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) have been tireless in their efforts to look after giraffe populations throughout 2017. Sadly listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, GCFs Operation Twiga initiatives have achieved a great deal in the ongoing battle to sustain Nubian Giraffe in Uganda. Back in 2015, GCF ran Operation …

Save the Rhino Update – Meet Meimei the adorable, affectionate little black rhino

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is a key supporter of Rhino conservation projects, such as Save the Rhino’s vital work at the Ol Jogi Conservation centre in Kenya. Rhinos have been continuously targeted by ruthless poachers who have left many young rhinos orphaned and vulnerable, meaning that the species is only just beginning to recover from a shocking 96% decline in …

Protecting Polar Bears - A Conservation Update From Polar Bears International

Celebrating Polar Bear Week – A Conservation Update from Polar Bears International

Photo Credit: Daniel J. Cox/NaturalExposures.com via Polar Bears International Did you know that without action on climate change, scientists predict that two-thirds of Polar Bears could be gone by 2050, with the potential to wipe out wild polar bears totally by 2100? The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the polar bear as a vulnerable species, citing sea-ice …

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 …