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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Endangered lemurs receive a vital funding boost from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation

The charity has made a substantial grant to help save the species from extinction and empower local communities to protect them. The award was made on World Lemur Day which aims to raise awareness that 91% of the 103 known lemur species are threatened, which makes them the most endangered primate on the planet. YWPF… Continue reading Endangered lemurs receive a vital funding boost from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation

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It’s World Okapi Day!

Okapi are fascinating animals and are often referred to as the ‘Forest Giraffe’ due to their Zebra-like stripes and their Giraffe-esque tongue. The even-toed mammals are native to the north-eastern rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa and are shy, solitary and elusive animals. Male Okapis average around 2.5 metres (about… Continue reading It’s World Okapi Day!

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The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation funds its fourth consecutive project with Save the Rhino International

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) is at the heart of the fight to save rhinos from extinction as their numbers continue to be devastated by poachers. The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is funding its fourth consecutive project with Save the Rhino International at the Ol Jogi Conservancy in Kenya.  This latest project is the… Continue reading The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation funds its fourth consecutive project with Save the Rhino International

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Celebrates Wildlife Day

Wildlife Day is about raising awareness surrounding endangered animals and the work that organisations are doing to preserve these amazing animals to ensure their survival for future generations. YWPF was created in 2013 to be a dynamic catalyst for inspiring people to support conservation and welfare. Read how YWPF have supported endangered animals around the… Continue reading Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Celebrates Wildlife Day

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Forest fires in Brazil threaten sanctuary that aims to help survival of Giant Otters

Rampant forest fires in Cantão State park in Brazil are threatening a pioneering project, sponsored by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. Volunteers and staff are working around the clock to keep the flames back from a sanctuary crucial to the survival of the Giant Otter. Fires are raging in the 222,400-acre Cantão State park, which is… Continue reading Forest fires in Brazil threaten sanctuary that aims to help survival of Giant Otters

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