Shepreth Wildlife Park is committed to global conservation and has been raising funds and awareness for a variety of in-situ projects since 2002.
In 2011, the park management founded Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity (SWCC) with a view to raise even more money for worldwide projects.
The aims of this registered charity are:
- To improve animal welfare and the conservation of British fauna and flora.
- To improve animal welfare and conservation of fauna and flora of endangered species around the world.
- To educate the general public about British fauna and flora, endangered species around the world and the local environment.
- To provide grants to individuals and organisations to allow them to further the aims shown above.
To date, the wildlife park and SWCC have donated over £160,000 to wild conservation charities which include: 21st Century Tiger, Madagascar Fauna Group, Wildlife Vets International, Red Wolf Coalition, World Land Trust, Furget-me-not, Amphibian Ark, WWF, EAZA Ape Campaign, EAZA South East Asia Campaign, Red Panda Network, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the Wildlife Trust.
The Zoo Director has also raised over £10,000 to support an an -poaching ger patrol unit in Sumatra. This money was raised through completing several sponsored open water swims, including the English Channel alongside the Grounds Manager, and climbing Kilimanjaro with other UK Zoo Directors.
Conserve, Educate & Enjoy!