The Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation

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29/07/2019

Advancing our Gorilla Protection Project in Congo & Gabon

Over twenty years ago when The Aspinall Foundation first developed the Gorilla Protection Project, initially in Congo and then expanded into Gabon, the earliest gorillas to be released originated from orphanages and sanctuaries in the region....

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29/07/2019

Breeding Success at Both Parks

The birth of three healthy lion cubs at Port Lympne, the first for ten years, was something we couldn't wait to tell everyone. It was amazing news, but as a breeding sanctuary for rare and endangered species, both parks are very focused on...

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29/07/2019

Celebrating 10 years of conservation work in the "Land of Lemurs"

In June 2019 The Aspinall Foundation reached a milestone in our Madagascar conservation programme when we celebrated 10 years of committed conservation work on what is probably the most unique and beautiful island in the world in terms of...

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25/06/2019

African Painted Dogs to Gabon

African Painted Dogs are on the brink of extinction in the wild, with estimated numbers as few as 1,500! In a revolutionary progression of our Back to the Wild programme we are about to send a pack of seven African painted dogs bred in the UK at...

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25/06/2019

Orphaned Gorillas in Congo

Back in 1987 The Aspinall Foundation signed an agreement with the Ministry of Forests of the Congo to begin its work to protect the western lowland gorilla.

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25/06/2019

The Aspinall Foundation fights to end the illegal trade in primates in Java

For 11 years TAF Indonesia has been fighting to save primates that have been sold as pets on the Indonesian island of Java. As always with The Aspinall Foundation our aim is to return them Back to The Wild. So far we have confiscated almost 200...

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25/06/2019

An update from Gabon

Since The Aspinall Foundation reintroduced the first western lowland gorillas in Batéké Plateau National Park in 1998 we have now established five separate groups. Once hunted to extinction in this remote paradise of lush gallery forest and hilly...

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24/06/2019

European Bison Update 2019

The European bison, the largest living land mammal on the continent, is slowly returning to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania for the first time in over 200 years.

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24/06/2019

An Exciting New Collaboration With Beauval Nature

Two female western lowland gorillas are embarking on an amazing journey. Born at ZooParc de Beauval the sisters, Mayombe (12) and Kuimba (9), are leaving France for The Aspinall Foundation’s leading edge Gorilla Protection Project in the Batéké...

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03/06/2019

Djéké - From Orphan to Silverback

by Matthieu Bonnet, Regional Director of the Gabon & Congo Gorilla Project

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