Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation Projects

Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation undertakes original research to provide critical insights into areas of world wide conservation concern. We will then implement actions that lead to wildlife conservaion and protection by whatever means are appropriate, taking into account local pressures and needs.

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It ran from 1:04 PM, 3 August 2010 to 11:27 PM, 18 January 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1104986)

Amount raised

£35

Donations

3

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther

Location

Situation

The amount of land around the world that is protected for wildlife, as national parks or wildlife reserves, is incredibly small in comparison to the vast amounts of 'unprotected land'. In most parts of the world, the ‘wild’ is no longer an unspoilt wilderness, but a mosaic of isolated patches under threat of development. Many plant and animal species are threatened and becoming increasingly rare, mainly due to the result of human activities. The role of good Zoos is to provide their visitors with amazing experiences for learning and caring about wildlife and biodiversity and applying our specialist skills to identify and investigate threats to biodiversity, then supporting remedial action e.g. supporting developing communities in tackling specific pressures that give rise to conservation need. Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation undertakes original research to provide critical insights into areas of conservation concern. We will then implement actions that lead to wildlife conservaion and protection by whatever means are appropriate, taking into account local pressures and needs. One of our underlying policies is to ensure that we work with local partners to build capacity such that local solutions can be developed by local people.

Solution