Despite the recent cooler conditions in parts of Australia, there are still many devastating bush fires burning across the continent, with reports now estimating that 800 million native animals, such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, have been affected by the disaster in New South Wales alone. Disturbing reports now claim that more than one billion animals are believed to have died nationally in the crisis, with many more injured or displaced due to habitat loss. Without the safety of their habitats, it also means that native species are increasingly more vulnerable to harmful predators.

YWPF is proud to be working with the Zoo and Aquarium Association, Australasia (ZAA) to raise money for the wildlife affected in Australia.

The ZAA are formally coordinating a phased response for immediate support, the emerging needs of affected wildlife and also the longer-term requirements of wildlife and habitat rehabilitation, rewilding and population sustainability.

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This approach aims to execute three key phases:

Phase one

placing rescued native animals with appropriate facilities and expert care for treatment, ongoing rehabilitation and preparation to return to the wild.

Phase two

assessing the impacts on wildlife and habitat to understand where rehabilitation efforts are most needed.

Phase three

medium and long-term recovery efforts to return healthy animals to regenerated habitats and revive and sustain populations of wildlife in affected areas.


Bush Fire Crisis Donation

We have been touched by many of our supporters who have asked how they can help in this crisis. Every penny donated to YWPF for this cause goes to the vital ZAA fund.

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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