Cotswold Wildlife Park Conservation Trust
The Cotswold Wildlife Park Conservation Trust 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 comes 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 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 protected areas for Greater Bamboo Lemurs and Crowned Sifakas 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/
Impact Madagascar is an online shop where you can purchase themed Madagascar merchandise. All proceeds from sales go to funding current and future projects in Madagascar. You can find the website here: www.cafepress.com/impactmadagascar
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 European captive population to ensure that 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 is responsible for running or monitoring the ESB/EEP of Greater Bamboo Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Red Breasted Goose, European Spoonbill, Yellow Mongoose, Prevost’s Squirrel and Mount Omei Babbler.
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
Hornbill nest monitoring project
Wild Camel Protection Foundation
Other projects we are involved in and charities we support at the Park include:
- White Stork Re-introduction Project
- Falklands Conservation
- The World Parrot Trust
- Songbird Survival Trust
- Whitley Fund for Nature
- Roy Dennis Foundation (Sea Eagle Project)
- Nestbox Monitoring Scheme (local native species)
- Friends of Wychwood Forest