Amazona Zoo in Cromer, Norfolk, has raised “£300 towards the purchase of Yungas forest in northern Argentina, as part of the BIAZA Buy an Acre appeal.
The appeal is the product of the long term partnership between World Land Trust (WLT) and British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).
Funds were raised through the sponsored adoptions of Amazona Zoo”s animals. All money given to Amazona for an adoption goes to the zoo”s conservation fund.
Last year the zoo donated enough to save one acre of land in Sierra Gorda through the BIAZA Buy an Acre Mexico project, but after a busy season this year Amazona Zoo increased its donation to WLT to “£300 to save three acres in Argentina.
*”As we house just South American species we thought it was very important for us to help where we can.”* /Imogen White, Amazona Zoo Manager/
Manager of Amazona Zoo Imogen White described the reason for the donation: “As we house just South American species we thought it was very important for us to help where we can. Adopting an animal here is either from visitors or from groups and organisations that I have given talks for, about the zoo.”
WLT works in partnership with zoological collections through the Wild Spaces programme. For more information about how your zoo, wildlife park or aquarium can get involved with Wild Spaces, please contact Kelly Jacobs, Wild Spaces Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.