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 …

International Polar Bear Day 2019: Did you know these 10 polar bear facts?

Wednesday 27th February 2019 is International Polar Bear Day in association with our partner charity Polar Bears International (PBI). To celebrate this marvellous mammal, we’re talking about our 10 favourite polar bear facts. International Polar Bear Day is all about drawing global attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic and how each of us can help. We …

YWPF to assist Fauna & Flora International in Kenyan black rhino protection

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is delighted to announce that a grant application from Fauna & Flora International has been approved by our Trustees. YWPF will be supporting the international conservation charity over the next three years with the aim to enhance the recovery and conservation of wildlife within the Sera Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. The charity’s main focus is to …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation helps crucial climate change study

Photo Credit: Alan Lee A major study, supported by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, has discovered a range of trees resistant to climate change.  The discovery could have huge implications on the protection of animals threatened by disappearing habitats around the world.  The study, Reforesting for The Climate of Tomorrow, analysed the traits of 25 species of trees and other plants in Borneo’s Kutai …

AEECL: A partner charity conservation update

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is proud to call AEECL (Association Européenne pour l’Étude et la Conservation des Lémuriens) one of our partner charities, the lemur conservation association based on the Sahamalaza Peninsula in Madagascar. This community based charity has been working tirelessly since 2000 to help maintain and strengthen the habitat of some of Madagascar’s most endangered lemur species – …

Support YWPF and our partner charities this Giving Tuesday

Tuesday 27th November 2018 is Giving Tuesday, the national fundraising day for any charity you want in any way you want. This year, why not support our own conservation efforts as well as the inspiration work of our partner charities? It doesn’t matter if you want to bake, make, tweet or simply donate, Giving Tuesday is all about raising as …

YWPF launch vital campaign to save endangered giant otters

A vital campaign to save endangered giant otters has been launched by Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. The project will collect information and data about the animals in their native Brazilian tropical rainforests where they are threatened by habitat loss, over-fishing and poachers. The Foundation, which is a leading force in global animal conservation, announced a near £10,000 grant for the scheme …