Aspinall Foundation Climbs for Conservation
Who are the Aspinall Foundation?
The Aspinall Foundation, a world-class conservation charity - is dedicated to protecting endangered animals around the globe. The foundation is known for returning captive bred animals to protected wilderness areas and reserves worldwide.
Their two award winning wild animal parks, Howletts near Canterbury and Port Lympne, near Ashford, work closely with The Aspinall Foundation and as such, are very different from conventional zoos. Our parks lead the way in animal care, enclosure design, enrichment and breeding success and are designed to be breeding sanctuaries for some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals.
Climbing for Conservation
In September 2020, a group of volunteers & fundraisers from Aspinall Foundation will set off for Tanzania and start their climb of Kilimanjaro. The group are expected to raise over £35,000 for the Aspinall Foundation. This money will be crucial to their important work!
Among other things, £35,000 would fund all the food and medical supplies for their gorilla reintroduction project in Gabon and Congo as well as supporting the rangers who look after and protect the Gorillas post reintroduction. The Aspinall Foundation help protect over one million acres of prime wildlife habitat across Gabon and Congo from many threats including poaching. It is important the rangers are well equipped to cover this area. This requires trucks and boats for patrols as well as vehicle maintenance, fuel, generators, camera traps etc. All very important for them to succeed in saving animals from extinction.
Find out more
To find out more about the work of the Aspinall Foundation, or to join their climb of Africa's Highest Mountain, visit their website: https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/the-aspinall-foundation/support-us/fundraising-events/kilimanjaro-challenge/