In-situ projects - our work overseas
Despite being the smallest member of BIAZA and EAZA, we are determined to make significant contributions to the conservation of species and their habitats in countries all over the world.
Supporting this vital work could not be easier - have a look at some of our projects... Java | Colombia | Brazil | Peru | Vietnam | Madagascar
Contact Nic Dunn about Corporate or donation support for one of our In-situ projects.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a member institution of the AEECL, helping to preserve some of the most endangered lemur species in Madagascar through fundraising, awareness, research and education.
The AEECL has been working, for a number of years, on the creation of a reserve for the Blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur macaco flavifrons), one of Madagascar’s rarest lemur species. The charming lemur with its blue eyes is also the logo of the consortium. The member zoos have also initiated captive propagation programmes for the Blue-eyed black lemur as well as for the Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) and the Red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) within the framework of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
In 2014, two representatives from SWT will travel to Sahamalaza and visit the schools and research centre that we have contributed towards.
The Pied tamarin is critically endangered and considered the most threatened of all the Amazonian primates.
The city of Manaus in South America is the home of the 2016 Olympics. This is bad news for this charismatic primate as it can only be found in isolated areas surrounding this already sprawling city. City expansion and development will reduce their forest fragments even further. Money raised by SWT has helped relocate at risk groups to protected areas of forest.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust has also agreed to help fund projects which are being proposed to save the Pied tamarin from extinction which include assessing this competition, developing a rescue and reintroduction programme and collecting hair samples for DNA analysis.
Java | Colombia | Peru | Vietnam | Madagascar
A new project that we have just started to support is the Little Fireface Project which aims to save the Slow loris via ecology, education and empowerment.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust supports this project through fundraising, education and practical support, ensuring this unique animal can thrive in the wild for future generations.
Our next mission is for SWT staff to travel to Java and train local volunteers in correct handling methods, microchipping and the construction of emergency veterinary facilities and enclosures for rescued animals.
Colombia | Brazil | Peru | Vietnam | Madagascar
Shaldon Wildlife Trust have been instrumental in the development of this project, in 2013 two Owston's civets were sent to Vietnam from Shaldon and Newquay zoos, showing that even small zoos can have a very BIG impact on conservation all over the globe.
The CPCP is based at the Cuc Phuong National Park in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam. Programme staff there care for a small collection of carnivores, especially Owston’s civets, and pangolins that have been confiscated or rescued from the wildlife trade.
Java | Colombia | Brazil | Peru | Madagascar
Shaldon Wildlife Trust is proud to be a sponsor of the Proyecto Mono Tocón project in Peru, where our financial support contributes to the costs involved with the education and sustainability of resources for the local population, whilst at the same time gain valuable research data on this critically endangered primate.
The aim is to improve the sustainable economic development of the region and empower local people to want to protect the habitats surrounding them for this and other threatened species.
Java | Colombia | Brazil | Vietnam | Madagascar
In 2013 Shaldon Wildlife Trust committed to provide financial support to this project, which aims to safeguard the future of this endangered small primate.. Working alongside partners including Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Zoo Beauval, we aim to maintain a safety net population of this endangered species. As well as mentoring project staff in Colombia, where the entire population exists, it is hoped that in the near future animals will be able to come to European zoos to begin a concerted breeding programme and raise a genetically diverse population, with the aim to re-introduce animals into protected areas in their native habitat.
Java | Brazil | Peru | Vietnam | Madagascar