Conservation

Conservation Gorilla imageWe unfortunately live in a world where many species of both plants and animals are on the brink of extinction. Zoos form a global community that works together to maximise their impact on global conservation. At Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society, as part of this global community, we contribute to conservation in many ways.

We currently have around 150 species, many of which are enrolled in conservation breeding programmes.

Twycross Zoo Conservation initiative contributes to conservation in the wild since 2006 and has supported over 55 conservation and welfare projects from many different countries around the world, including Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, Lola Ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Cao Vit Conservation Programme in Vietnam.

We also support field projects through our expertise in the health and welfare of animals and by raising public awareness of their plight in the wild. We breed a wide range of endangered species and are members of European and international organisations, including British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and The Great Ape Survival Partnership (GRASP).

To find out more, explore the conservation section of our website or email us at conservation@twycrosszoo.org

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