Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Celebrates Wildlife Day

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Wildlife Day is about raising awareness surrounding endangered animals and the work that organisations are doing to preserve these amazing animals to ensure their survival for future generations. YWPF was created in 2013 to be a dynamic catalyst for inspiring people to support conservation and welfare. Read how YWPF have supported endangered animals around the world: Lion Conservation YWPF are …

Forest fires in Brazil threaten sanctuary that aims to help survival of Giant Otters

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Rampant forest fires in Cantão State park in Brazil are threatening a pioneering project, sponsored by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. Volunteers and staff are working around the clock to keep the flames back from a sanctuary crucial to the survival of the Giant Otter. Fires are raging in the 222,400-acre Cantão State park, which is one of the few strongholds …

Learn more about Giraffes as we celebrate World Giraffe Day

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21st June marks World Giraffe Day – a day dedicated to one of nature’s gentle giants! Giraffes are breathtaking animals, see for yourself through these 5 amazing facts: Yorkshire Wildlife Park are lucky to house two subspecies of Giraffe including one endangered Rothchild’s Giraffe (less than 1,100 left in East Africa), two Reticulated Giraffe (approximately 5,000 left in the wild) …

Did you know these 5 Giant Otter facts?

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With World Otter Day having just passed, we wanted to delve into the lives of these otterly fascinating creatures with a quick-fire fact-file! This is an especially pertinent day for Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation because of the Giant Otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) we support, who are currently marked as Endangered on the worldwide conservation status list. Devastated by poaching for their …

Giraffe Update with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation

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The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), one of YWP Foundation’s partner charities, has been doing some inspirational work recently for Giraffes. They’ve estimated that there are approximately now 111,000 giraffes remaining in Africa, this number has gone up slightly however this is also due to their improved methods of counting the population. There are four different species of giraffe – Southern, …

Endangered Species Day – 17th May 2019

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17th May marks Endangered Species Day; an opportunity for us all to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and conserving our wildlife. Only a week ago the world heard some terrible news that over 1 million species are now under threat from extinction due to humans’ actions. It is clear that we need to take action and work tirelessly to …

Run for Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation at Doncaster Half Marathon

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The Doncaster Half Marathon is taking place on 9th June 2019, come join in the challenge and make the world a better place for animals all at the same time!  The Half Marathon course takes a scenic route through open country side and along wide roads, the end is made even sweeter as you cross the finish line in style …

Building security capacity to protect black and white rhinos at Ol Jogi Conservancy, Kenya

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation are pleased to support the Ol Jogi Conservancy to assist with building the security capacity to support rangers in maintaining and enhancing the protection of the Conservancy’s black and white rhino populations. Situated at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Ol Jogi Conservancy is home to many endangered wildlife species. Established in 1980, it is one of …

Taking time to reflect on Earth Day

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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

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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 …