Woburn Safari Park smashes four year conservation target
The staff and keepers at Woburn Safari Park raised over £110,000 for selected conservation charities in the four year period from 2016 to 2019.
After a tough couple of years, with necessary cancellations of charity events due to the pandemic, we sadly don't expect to meet our latest targets for 2020 to 2021.
However, the team has been working on some excellent online alternatives, like special prize draws where customers can win exclusive VIP Experiences.
The team continues its long-term commitment to fundraising for these conservation projects (below). In addition, we will be supporting projects aimed at helping wild populations of Amur tigers, rhinos, squirrel monkeys, lemurs and red pandas.
INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT FOUNDATION
The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is a non-profit supporting the conservation of elephants, with an emphasis on management, protection, and scientific research.
This important charity's conservation projects and educational programs help protect elephant species in the wild. Money raised goes to their managed facilities for both African and Asian elephants; for population management, protection, and scientific research.
Woburn Safari Park has supported vital research programmes into the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV).
WildCats Conservation Alliance
Working in Sumatra, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand and Russia on carefully chosen conservation projects, the WildCats Conservation Alliance is working hard to ensure that wild cats can continue to thrive in the wild.
Helping Rhinos is a charity that is focused on ensuring the long-term security and survival of the rhino, along with other endangered wildlife in their natural habitats.
Workin in Kenya to reach a population of 2,000 black rhinos by 2030, and in South Africa to restore healthy populations of both the black and white rhino in all key conservation areas.
Additionally, the charity is working to improve livelihoods by investing in local communities and leading conservation education initiatives.
Bongo Surveillance Project
The Bongo Surveillance Project is the only organisation dedicated to the continuous surveillance and projection of the last remaining bongo herds in Kenya. Assisting in preventing the extinction of the wild bongo, the surveillance work of BSP between September 2020 and February 2021 led to 24 arrests and 280 snares being collected in the Mau Forest.
The Berenty Project
Berenty is a private reserve of gallery forest located in Southern Madagascar. Home to the ring-tailed lemur, unfortunately, brown lemurs were introduced to the area in the '70s and have begun to jeopardize the long-term survival of the endangered ring-tailed lemurs.
The Berenty Project works hard to monitor the populations of both lemur species, to limit the Brown lemur population growth by using fertility control, and in assessing the interactions between the two species.
World Parrot Trust
The World Parrot Trust is a leading, science-based parrot conservation and welfare organisation.
Aiming to ensure the long-term survival of the most endangered parrot species around the world by supporting research and conservation projects in situ.
The World Parrot Trust also aims to improve the lives of companion parrots through education and scientific research.
Red Panda Network
The Red Panda Network was the world's first non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting red pandas. Today, the charity is committed to saving the red pandas through its extensive conservation projects in Nepal.
The organisation is currently working in Nepal to establish the world's first protected area dedicated to the red panda.
TUSK currently supports over 50 projects in 20 countries, helping to find sustainable solutions to preserve habitats, protect endangered species, combat the illegal wildlife trade, empower local communities, and promote environmental education.
Since its formation in 1990, TUSK has invested more than £30 ($40) million into a wide range of projects across Africa.
Kids Saving the Rainforest
Kids Saving the Rainforest is a non-profit dedicated to protecting the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica's pacific coast. They work by rehabilitating wildlife, conducting scientific research, training volunteers and promoting conservation and reforestation.
Woburn Safari Park has been working with Kids Saving the Rainforest for a number of years to support the hard work that they do to protect wild squirrel monkey populations.