Cotswold Wildlife Park Conservation Trust
The Cotswold Wildlife Park Conservation Trust was formed on 18th March 2013 and was registered as a charity on 20th August 2013. The Trust was formed to raise funds for the conservation of animal species and endangered environments and to educate and inform the public, including visitors to the Wildlife Park, about the activities that we fund.
The money we raise come from various sources, including other zoological collections where we have joint funding commitments, visitors to the Wildlife Park who donate to specific causes, general donations and legacies, profit from the sale of some items in the Park shop and a bulk grant from Cotswold Wildlife Park Ltd.
We spend our funds supporting other organisations and charities whose aims coincide with ours and we also directly support several reserves in Madagascar.
Organisations supported by us are carefully vetted and monitored by our trustees to ensure that any money we donate is primarily spent on conservation activities rather than administration.
The current trustees are: Reggie Heyworth, Jamie Craig and Stuart Fox.
Help Cotswold Wildlife Park Conservation Trust to raise vital funds to conserve wild species around the World
If you would like to donate to the Trust and help to conserve wild species around the world please go to https://www.justgiving.com/cotswoldwildlifepark/
One way you can help the Park to raise vital funds is by saving used stamps and sending them in to Fundraising Stamps on our behalf. On our partner page is details on how to send off for freepost envelopes to support our charity. With Christmas coming up it is great time for stamp saving! If you are a regular Park visitor and would prefer to drop your stamps off on your visit then please hand them in to a member of the gift shop staff.
To find out more please click: http://www.fundraisingstamps.com/#!cotswold-wildlife-park-and-gardens/c1cfh
At the park, we are involved in many breeding programmes for endangered species.
These can be either European Studbooks (ESB) or European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP). These studbooks contain information about every individual in the population to ensure that captive animals remain healthy and that research, husbandry improvements and conservation are a priority. Each studbook is managed by an animal professional who compiles all relevant data for a species and provides recommendations for pairings, promotes conservation projects and distributes information on the species as widely as possible. The Cotswold Wildlife Park holds the ESB for Red Crested Touracos.
The Park is actively involved in conservation in the wild. As well as raising funds for these projects, we also raise awareness with talks and presentations.
Project Bamboo Lemur and Helpsimus
Hornbill nest monitoring project
Wild Camel Protection Foundation
Other projects we are involved in at the Park include:
- Falklands conservation
- The World Parrot Trust
- Lac Alaotra Biodiversity Project
- Phillipines Biodiversity Project
- Songbird Survival
- Project Utila Iguana
- World Pheasant Association
- Nestbox Monitoring Scheme (local native species)
- Friends of Wychwood Forest