Call of the wild
SHEPRETH Wildlife Park is helping to save the rainforest by pledging £2,000 to the World Land Trust. The money will be used to expand an area of rainforest in Brazil, which is being protected as a haven for wildlife. Rebecca Willers, animal collection man
SHEPRETH Wildlife Park is helping to save the rainforest by pledging £2,000 to the World Land Trust.
The money will be used to expand an area of rainforest in Brazil, which is being protected as a haven for wildlife.
Rebecca Willers, animal collection manager at the wildlife park, said: "The keepers at Shepreth are passionate about species conservation and raising public awareness through educational talks.
"They have been enthused to be able to relate this to a project we, and other zoos, are directly involved in."
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The donation comes as part of an initiative by the British and Irish Association of Zoo's and Aquariums (Biaza).
In total, £50,000 has been raised by 19 zoos and aquariums across the country.
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Shepreth has also pledged to donate a further £4,000 over the next three years.
Rebecca said: "We are absolutely delighted Biaza has undertaken to support this project.
"It makes it easier for us and our visitors to have a direct link with conservation in the wild.