WildCats Conservation Alliance: A partner charity conservation update

Here at Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, we’re always keeping a keen eye on the activities of our partner charities that like us; share a committed responsibility to protecting the world’s most at risk species. Formerly known as the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), WildCats Conservation Alliance have once again been carrying out inspirational work across the globe over the …

Fauna & Flora International: Amazing transformation of remote Caribbean island

Photo Credit: Ed Marshall As reported at the end of July, the desolate Caribbean island of Redonda has witnessed a miraculous transformation thanks to an ambitious restoration programme by our partner charity Fauna & Flora International. After the removal of invasive species from the island, Redonda’s unique plants and native animals have made a rapid recovery and are now thriving …

National Dog Day 2018: Did you know these 10 painted dog facts?

Sunday 26th August is National Dog Day! To celebrate, we’re asking whether you knew these 10 painted dog facts below. Unlike the much-loved domestic dog, painted dogs are threatened by habitat fragmentation which increases their contact with people & domestic animals. This results in conflict and the transmission of diseases. Sadly, painted dogs are now listed as endangered on the …

Painted Dog Conservation: A partner charity conservation update

Photo Credit: nicholasdyer.com Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation proudly supports the Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) organisation that protects the second most endangered carnivore in Africa. Based in Zimbabwe, PDC works alongside local communities to create a sustainable environment for both villagers and painted dogs. In June, Painted Dog Conservation successfully rescued a pair of painted dogs and their three-week-old pups after being …

A new future for endangered Japanese bears

A precision-planned global mission has delivered four endangered brown bears to a new home at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The detailed operation was constructed over the last two months to create a safe and efficient journey over 5,400 miles from Japan to the UK. The four bears, who travelled with one of YWP’s Animal Managers Simon Marsh and vet Alan …

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 …