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. And it is with great pleasure that the Park can announce we are on target to raise a further £100,000 in the two year period 2020 to 2021.
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 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).
Helping Rhinos is a charity which is focused on ensuring the long-term secruity and survival of the rhino, along with other endangered wildlife in their natural habitats.
WildCats Conservation Alliance
The WildCats Conservation Alliance is formed of 15 international and Russian NGOs all working to support conservation fo Amur leopards and tigers in the wild.
ALTA channels money raised by the international zoo community, public and coportate sponsors to four implementing agencies working to save these magnificent and threatened animals.
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Operation Twiga was launched in 2015 and has been a hugely successful conservation project in Uganda.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation teams used funds to trans-locate populations of Rothschild's giraffe to strengthen genetic diversity in herds, giving a better chance of survival in their fractured areas of wild habitat.
The Association for the Study and Conservation of Lemurs (AEECL) is a charitable organisation run by a consortium of 33 European zoos, working for Madagascar's highly endangered lemurs through cooperation with the Malagasy people.
Working in the Sahamalaza National Park a UNESCO biosphere reserve on research projects; community engagement projects and alongside EEP captive breeding programmes for the future survival of Madagascar's lemurs.
World Parrot Trust
Aims 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.
TUSK is a dynamic and pioneering organisiation with 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa. Since its formation in 1990, TUSK has invested more than £30 ($40) million into a wide range of projects across the continent.
2020 charity events
Join keepers in raising money for charity this year
Woburn Safari Park's 2020 charity events:
- AEECL Lemur Charity Weekend: 8th - 10th May
- Rhino Charity Weekend: 30th - 31st May
- Tiger Charity Weekend: 25th - 26th July
- Elephant Appreciation Weekend: 8th - 9th August
- TUSK Charity Evening: 14th August
- Red Panda Charity Weekend: 19th - 20th September