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 …

Thermal images captured at Yorkshire Wildlife Park to help save polar bears

This Polar Bear Week, Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s polar bears have been the focus of attention for cameras again – but this time they were helping wildlife research. The thermal outlines of park favourites Victor, Pixel, Nissan and Nobby were captured by a series of specialist lenses in a project that could save polar bears when they come into contact with …

Polar Bears International: A partner charity conservation update

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s partner charity Polar Bears International (PBI) offers the most current and pioneering research into the Hudson Bay polar bears, this Polar Bear Week. One of the nineteen different polar bear populations across the Arctic resides in Western Hudson Bay, near Churchill in Manitoba. The Hudson Bay polar bears are just one of the populations in decline due …

Polar Bear Week 2018: Did you know these 10 polar bear facts?

Sunday 4th November marked the start of Polar Bear Week 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. Polar Bear Week coincides with the autumn polar bear migration to Churchill, Manitoba in Canada. At this time of year the bears will be waiting for expanses …

World Lemur Day 2018: Did you know these 10 lemur facts?

Friday 26th October is World Lemur Day! To celebrate, we’re asking whether you knew these 10 lemur facts below. The creation of the Lemur Conservation Network, World Lemur Day is all about raising awareness for lemur conservation while informing the world just how wonderful a species they are. Currently listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened …

Run For Wildlife Autumn 5k competitors run over 5,000km

Huge congratulations are in order! That’s right because we salute each and every one of you who took part in our Run For Wildlife Autumn 5k in partnership with Curly’s Athletes this month. On Sunday 14th October, 990 individuals each ran, walked or jogged a fantastic overall distance of 4,950 kilometres with 3.5k of the 5k race treating competitors to plenty of …

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 …