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 £360,000 to wild conservation charities which include: WildCats Conservation Alliance, 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.
Our Zoo Director, Rebecca, has also personally raised £20,000 to support an anti-poaching patrol unit in Sumatra. This money was raised through completing several sponsored open water swims, including the English Channel, climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking across the Kerinci-Seblat National Park (Sumatra) removing tiger snares and completing the Isle of Wight 106km Ultra Challenge in 2018. Rebecca also raised an additional £12,000 for the Wildlife Park during the COVID-19 pandemic by running a half marathon around and around the Wildlife Park grounds on her 40th birthday. You can support this cause HERE
Conserve, Educate & Enjoy!