Colchester Zoo has always cared passionately about the world’s threatened species, and created its charity Action for the Wild to assist projects worldwide.

It provides both financial and technical assistance, and aims to raise awareness among local people in community conservation programmes, as well as supporting conservation research.

Since 2004, when Action for the Wild achieved charitable status, over £2 million has been donated to a broad spectrum of conservation projects worldwide, and encompasses a wide range of species from orangutans to vultures, hornbills to Komodo dragons and elephants to moths.


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Elephant Orphanage Project
Elephant Orphanage Project

Elephant Orphanage Project

olchester Zoo Action for the Wild has donated £53,650...

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Funding for Free the Bears continues
Funding for Free the Bears continues

Funding for Free the Bears continues

Colchester Zoo Action for the Wild has donated £48,750...

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Fisher’s Estuarine Moth Breeding Programme
Fisher’s Estuarine Moth Breeding Programme

Fisher’s Estuarine Moth Breeding Programme

Colchester Zoo’s Charity, Action for the Wild, helps to...

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The 100th Rescue
The 100th Rescue

The 100th Rescue

The 100th Rescue of Free the Bears On August...

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