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.


Current Projects

Find Out More
Current Projects

Conservation Talks

Find Out More
Conservation Talks

Donate Now

Find Out More
Donate Now

The Latest Zoo News

View All News
Update from N/a’an ku sê Research Programme
Update from N/a’an ku sê Research Programme

Update from N/a’an ku sê Research Programme

Action for the Wild has supported the N/a’an ku...

Find Out More
Orangutan Foundation Update
Orangutan Foundation Update

Orangutan Foundation Update

In October, Action for the Wild sent a £7,000...

Find Out More
Pied Tamarin Conservation Project
Pied Tamarin Conservation Project

Pied Tamarin Conservation Project

The latest report on Primates in Peril, listing the...

Find Out More
Adoption Update from the Hornbill Research Foundation
Adoption Update from the Hornbill Research Foundation

Adoption Update from the Hornbill Research Foundation

Action for the Wild began supporting the Hornbill Research...

Find Out More

Gallery

Here is what your donation could contribute towards...

Colchester Zoo Newsletter

This is the sign up form for all Colchester Zoo mailings and is not specifically for Action For The Wild news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Top