Polar Bear Week 2020

It’s Polar Bear Week, founded by our partners Polar Bears International. The week coincides with the fall polar bear migration to Churchill, Manitoba, where polar bears gather to wait for freeze-up on Hudson Bay so they can return to hunting seals. Polar Bear Week  was founded to raise awareness of importance of sea ice to… Continue reading Polar Bear Week 2020

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World Rhino Day 2020

Today is Word Rhino Day! Here at YWPF we support Black Rhinos, the smaller of the two African rhino species. This monumental mammal has long been under threat due to human activity: from being relentlessly hunted during the 19th century, followed by continued poaching pressure during the late 20th century with a high demand for Rhino Horn… Continue reading World Rhino Day 2020

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Global Tiger Day 2020

Today is Global Tiger Day, an awareness day that was launched during the last Chinese Year of the Tiger (2010), by leaders of the 13 tiger range countries and NGOs working to protect tigers from extinction. Together, these advocates for wild tigers decided that by the next Year of the Tiger (2022), the focus should… Continue reading Global Tiger Day 2020

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Arctic Sea Ice Day 2020

Today is Arctic Sea Ice Day, a day founded by our partner organization Polar Bears International to draw attention to sea ice loss in the Arctic, why it matters, and how we can help. YWPF work closely with Polar Bears International to develop and drive Project Polar, our flagship project at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. This… Continue reading Arctic Sea Ice Day 2020

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World Otter Day 2020

It’s World Otter Day! To mark the occasion, we want to focus on the amazing Giant Otter, an animal that’s classed as endangered by the IUCN. Giant Otters are native to South America and due to habitat loss, poaching, and industry, there are now fewer than 5,000 left in the wild. To give you an… Continue reading World Otter Day 2020

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Endangered Species Day 2020

This Endangered Species Day, get to know the amazing animals that Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation support – many of which also reside at Yorkshire Wildlife Park – from Polar Bears to Lemurs, Lions and Giant Otters! Learn more about our partner charities, and the projects we help to fund, including how they are coping during… Continue reading Endangered Species Day 2020

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It’s International Polar Bear Day! Learn how YWPF are helping to save the Polar Bear

Wednesday 27th February is International Polar Bear Day, in association with Polar Bears International (PBI), our partner charity for YWPF’s flagship project, Project Polar. This combines the three objectives of YWPF: conservation, welfare and education. It is a programme for conservation and a centre for research, to help bears both in the wild and in… Continue reading It’s International Polar Bear Day! Learn how YWPF are helping to save the Polar Bear

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Miracle Wallaby and her new joey help raise funds for Australian Wildlife Bush Fire Crisis

A wallaby, who recovered after being shot by thugs, has given birth months after being left for dead and is now spearheading the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation campaign to raise funds to help crisis-stricken wildlife in Australia. New mum named Wilding, who was nursed back to health and rehabilitated at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park… Continue reading Miracle Wallaby and her new joey help raise funds for Australian Wildlife Bush Fire Crisis

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IUCN Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change Now Available in Spanish

International climate conservation efforts will be given a major boost at a summit hosted at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week. Experts from the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation and Nature) will agree the plan for the next stages of a significant new climate change initiative to promote a deeper… Continue reading IUCN Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change Now Available in Spanish

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The conservation work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation has been recognised in a major international award

The Foundation (YWPF) plays a crucial role in climate change education and awareness and contributed to the efforts of the Climate Change Specialist Group which won the accolade. News of the award comes during Polar Bear Week, which started on Monday, and celebrates the species but warns that two-thirds of the planet’s polar bears could disappear before… Continue reading The conservation work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation has been recognised in a major international award

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