Curraghs Wildlife Park Conservation Fund
The Curraghs Wildlife Park conservation fund is set up to donate to;
Javan Primate Conservation Project –
- Over £6,300 donated so far (last 2 years)
- Target for 2019 - £1,000
- A rehabilitation Project for wild gibbons
This project rehabilitates Silvery gibbons and langurs into a safe forest in Java. The centre receives these primates mostly from confiscations by authorities due to originally being illegally stolen from the wild. Money you donate goes towards cost of food, veterinary bills, staff time to ensure they can survive in the wild and release. The project is run by the Aspinall Foundation. Silvery gibbons are endangered with around 2,000 mature gibbons found in Java and nowhere else.
Aloatra Lemur project (New for us 2019)
- Target for 2019 - £1,500
- Habitat and species protection, collection of scientific data and education for locals
This project protects the habitat and individual gentle lemurs around Lake Aloatra in Madagascar. They are ‘Critically Endangered’ with less than 2,000 in the wild and only existing in one very small area. The money goes towards wardens to patrol the area, collection of data to help conserve the species and education of locals and school children so they can understand how important it is to look after the species. The project is run by the Durrell trust.
Red Panda Network
- £500 donated last year
- Target for 2019 - £1,200
- Community Monitoring and habitat protection
This project has a community focus to educate and train local people to be guardians of the forest, making conservation of Red Pandas financial beneficial to local people to help prevent poaching. It is well supported by many EAZA zoos and is a charity in its own right. The Red panda population has declined by 50% over the last 20 years and there may be as few as 2,500 remaining in the wild although estimates vary to up to 10,000, its status is ‘Endangered’.
Conservation Fund – General
- £5,000 donated to World Land Trust to buy 50 acres of Rainforest in South America (2015)
- £500 to keepers of the Wild a BIAZA initiative (Past)
- £300 Thandi Endangered Species Association (African Rhinos) (Past)
- Other projects that need our help (future)