Sera Wildlife Conservancy
The YWPF has awarded a three-year grant to its partners, Fauna and Flora International
for use at their Sera Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya where the money is used to secure the habitat of the species that live there, including Black rhinos, Grevy’s zebra, Painted dogs, Giraffes and Elephants. This project will put in place a strategy to manage the Conservancy over the next ten years and will also look into how, for example, it can prevent drought through a water management programme.
Ol Jogi Conservancy
Financial support is vital to many projects, such as the Ol Jogi rhino conservancy in Kenya, run by Save the Rhino International
It supports rangers to safeguard rhino populations and ensure their protection to enable the population can grow. In addition to previously funded projects at Ol Jogi, the YWPF is currently funding a project to provide cameras to monitor black rhino, and protect them from poachers.
Protecting Roloway monkeys in Ghana
Sustained by one of our grants, WAPCA (West African Primate Conservation Action)
is undertaking field surveys in the Kwabwe forest in Ghana. This work is crucial for the conservation of Roloway monkeys and other primates. It is also working hard to clamp down on poaching. Rangers at Yorkshire Wildlife Park will also be heading to Ghana to work alongside conservation experts in support of the project in the near future.
Helping Lemurs with Helpsimus
The French charity, Helpsimus
has also benefitted from YWPF funding to protect greater bamboo lemurs and red bellied lemurs in the Madagascan rainforest. This project has two aims: to study lemurs, and to educate nearby communities so local populations can help look after them.
Fundraising at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
So, when you visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park, you’re helping to fund projects all over the world like the ones above. We fundraise for giraffes and lions at the park via the donation stations near their enclosures or through special events like keeper talks. These generate funds which we can then pass on to some of our partners, like Fauna and Flora International
, so they can put them to good use taking care of these animals.