Support the world’s tallest mammal on World Giraffe Day 2018

Less than 100,000 remaining in all of Africa! That’s the devastating reality for the giraffe right now with a 40% overall decline of populations since 1985. Listed as “Vulnerable” to extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, you can do your bit to support the world’s tallest mammal on World Giraffe Day 2018. Taking place on Thursday 21st …

Fauna & Flora International: Partner charity conservation update

Proud to be a partner of Fauna & Flora International, Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation supports the international conservation charity in their endeavours to save bees. According to a recent study looking into global pollinator status, of which Fauna & Flora International were directly involved, at least 9% of wild bee and butterfly species face local extinction. These shocking findings will create …

Run For Wildlife Virtual 30k participants clock up over 7,000 kilometres

We’d like to say a massive congratulations to our awesome Run For Wildlife Virtual 30k team! From Friday 30th March to Sunday 29th April, 143 team members each laughed in the face of completing 30k in 30 days to clock up a fantastic overall distance of 7,107.69 kilometres. Well done to each and every one of you who walked, jogged, …

Amur leopard numbers breach 100 for the first time in decades

According to a report from The Siberian Times on Friday, Amur leopard numbers are now more than 100 for the first time in decades. An incredibly encouraging development for this species, there were just 30 of these big cats living in the wild two decades ago. Fast forward to 2018 and these latest findings from the Land of the Leopard …

Fauna & Flora International: A lion & painted dog conservation update

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation works to support a variety of organisations in conserving and protecting the populations of endangered animals. Our ongoing support with Fauna & Flora International at the Chuilexi Conservancy in Mozambique focuses on protecting populations of lion and wild dogs across the reserve. 2017 saw significant growth in the Chuilexi Conservancy scout force, which now stands at …

Blind baby rhino has sight restored thanks to a project supported by the YWPF

A blind baby rhino has had its sight restored thanks to a project supported by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. Meimei, a black rhino, was found stumbling around by rangers from a conservation park and nursed back to health at a centre funded by the charity, based at award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The vulnerable calf received special eye drops, …

Staff visit to Hanoi Zoo – An update from Colin Northcott

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 …