The Aspinall Foundation

02/03/2020

28 of The Most Endangered Turtles in The World Found at Our Madagascar Sites

Thanks to funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), we were delighted at discovering the presence of the Critically Endangered Madagascan big-headed turtle earlier last year, targeted participatory surveys confirmed the...

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23/12/2019

African Painted Dogs New Life

There has been so much in 2019 it is impossible to cover every aspect of the work you have helped to support. Perhaps the best way to end is with the news that seven African painted dogs bred at Port Lympne in Kent are now safely treading the...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in South Africa 2019

2019 has seen an increase in our involvement with animal rescue. The most recent being the translocation of a young bull elephant, followed soon after by the rest of his herd, from the poorly run Blaauwbosch Private Game Reserve in South Africa...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in Madagascar 2019

In addition to our work with lemurs across several protected sites in Madagascar some of our most exciting discoveries in 2019 have occurred at one of our newer projects - the wetlands of the AmbatoBoeny/ Maevatanana region. Thanks to funding...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in Java 2019

During 2019 our team in Java have continued the successful programme of rehabilitation and subsequent release of young primates caught up in the illegal pet trade. Over the past decade we have confiscated more than 200 langurs and gibbons and...

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23/12/2019

Gabon Update December 2019

Djongo is maturing into a fine young silverback and towards the end of 2019 experienced his first encounters with a young female, twelve year old Mayombe. She has been adjusting to a life in the wild on one of our habituation islands since June,...

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23/12/2019

Congo Boys Update December 2019

In October 2019 we celebrated the two year anniversary for the four bachelor boys repatriated to Congo from Port Lympe as part of our Back to the Wild programme.  They continue to acclimatise to their new life and two of the young silverbacks,...

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11/12/2019

The nice list!

If you’re struggling to find the perfect present and dreading the thought of hitting the high streets, we’ve got some great Christmas gifts for the wild at heart and animal lovers alike.

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03/12/2019

UK First as African Painted Dog Pack Relocated to Africa

Seven-member pack will travel 4400 miles, moving from Port Lympne Reserve, Kent to Parc de la Lékédi, Gabon.Seven endangered African painted dogs from Port Lympne Reserve will soon be basking in the African sunshine of Gabon’s Parc de la Lékédi...

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03/12/2019

Elephant Birth Is Early Christmas Present For Howletts Wild Animal Park Team

Keepers and staff arrived for work at Howletts Wild Animal Park on Monday morning to discover a big surprise: a brand-new elephant calf.

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