trees-umphafaSince 2004 Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild has supported a number of conservation and research projects around the world and this fantastic work continues into 2016 with different projects each year receiving support and funding from our charity.

This year Action for the Wild will support 15 projects which help with the survival of some amazing species. Many of these projects are ones we have helped fund for a number of years including Colchester Zoo’s very own wildlife reserve in South Africa, UmPhafa. Some of the funds given are going towards improving our infrastructure on our newly purchased land and the hopeful purchase of some female impala.

Vulpro-newSome of the other projects supported during 2016 will include the Red Panda Forest guardian programme that work to train and educate members of the local community to protect this species. The elephant orphanage project which rehabilitates and cares for young elephants orphaned by the poaching crisis and VulPro, a project monitoring and supporting the vulture numbers in the wild PLUS many more projects from Russia to Africa which are in vital need of support.

Watch this space throughout 2016 for updates on the fantastic work undertaken by these projects!

You can find out more about all projects we support here. 

If you would like to find out how you can help please click here.

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