Taking time to reflect on Earth Day

Earth Day 2019 will be taking place on Monday 22nd April, it’s an annual worldwide celebration which consists of various events and demonstrations in support of environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, now the Earth Day Network oversee many of the celebrations in over 193 countries. The Earth Day Network outline the three main issues they aim to …

YWPF pledges support to poop-sniffing dog helping map a giant wildlife sanctuary

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation are delighted to support Earther in their project to map and manage wildlife sanctuaries using dogs’ keen sense of smell to identify animal excrement. Train is a 12 year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever who is trained to detect the faeces of some of Argentina’s most threatened big cats. His findings help Argentina’s ministry of Ecology to better …

The modern eradication of the ancient leatherback turtle

Fauna & Flora International have shared some awful news with us this week. Turtles are among the most ancient living things on the planet – gliding gracefully through the oceans since back before flowering plants existed. To lay eggs, these gentle giants haul their huge bodies up the beach – it’s an exhausting procedure, but vital for the survival of their species.  And for …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation helps to save endangered lemurs

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation are delighted to assist in an innovative project to save critically endangered lemurs. A new school and research centre are almost built as part of an international programme to support the species in their native Madagascar. YWPF has granted the project £5,000 a year for the next three years to fund a conservation project in an area where …