As well as fund raising for the onsite Hedgehog Hospital, SWCC has also donated conservation funds to 21st Century Tiger, Wildlife Vets International, Red Panda Network, World Land Trust, Madagascar Fauna Group, Fauna and Flora International and the EAZA campaigns.
To-date £121,685 has been raised since the charity launch in March 2011 (as of April 2016).
21st Century Tiger
Tigers are critically endangered with less than 4,000 remaining in the wild. If nothing is done they will become extinct in the wild in just 20 years. 21st Century Tiger is a wild tiger conservation partnership between the Zoological Society of London and Global Tiger Patrol. It is one of the top six tiger funding agencies globally, contributing over £1.4 million to almost 100 tiger projects in eight countries worldwide. To help raise funds, Shepreth Widlife Park hosts an annual Tiger Party on 4th August in celebration of our tiger’s birthday. To find out more about about our fundraising to support the tigers, or make a donation, visit the Just Giving fund raising page.
Wildlife Vets International
Wildlife Vets International fund specialist wildlife veterinary surgeons to provide skills, training and field management to conservation organisations fighting to save the world’s endangered animals. Our multi-species expertise addresses an underdeveloped aspect of conservation at a time of increasing and urgent need as wildlife populations become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of infectious disease. Projects range from helping resolve conflict between local people and the man-eating tigers in Bangladesh, preserving Africa’s disappearing painted dogs and rehabilitation of rare primates in Nigeria.
EAZA and Conservation
In 2000 the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) started with an important activity: organising annual conservation campaigns. These campaigns increase the cooperation between EAZA, its members and other conservation organisations through addressing a variety of issues affecting a range of species and habitats. Whether focusing on the trade in bushmeat or the crisis situations for amphibians, the threats to the rich biodiversity of the rainforests in South America and Madagascar or such iconic animals as tigers and rhinos, EAZA’s conservation campaigns have raised funds, promoted awareness and provided the impetus for key regulatory change. Campaigns supported include the Southeast Asia Campaign and the Ape campaign. Shepreth Wildlife Park is a member of EAZA.
Southeast Asia Campaign
It has been identified that in Southeast Asia, big animals, those over 1kg, are declining most rapidly and that without immediate action could disappear forever. EAZA and the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are raising funds and awareness for the conservation of the biodiversity of Southeast Asia – the Southeast Asia Campaign.
EAZA Ape Campaign
The Ape Campaign launched September 2010 with the aim of making a significant and lasting contribution to the survival of apes and their habitats. Almost all of the apes (gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans & gibbons) are either endangered or critically endangered, facing threats from hunting, trade, habitat destruction and disease. The campaign raised awareness of the plight of the apes and used funds raised to create an EAZA Ape Conservation Fund, providing grants to ape conservation projects.