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 …

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 …