The Aspinall Foundation in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent is devoted to the conservation of endangered species and returning them to protected areas in the wild. Adopt an animal today to protect them for the future. They stated the following:
Our commitment is to conservation, through captive breeding, education, and reintroduction
About The Aspinall Foundation
John Aspinall started his famous animal collection in 1957 when he bought Howletts Wild Animal Park. In 1973 he bought Port Lympne Wild Animal Park to help house the growing groups of animals. Today the two wild animal parks are home to over 1000 animals and 90 different species.
Now through The Aspinall Foundation, a registered charity, we work to ensure that the late John Aspinall’s innovative work in protecting and breeding wild animals should continue. As well as the two wild animal parks in Kent, The Aspinall Foundation manages two gorilla rescue and rehabilitation projects in central African countries of Gabon and Congo, where we have successfully reintroduced over 50 gorillas.
It is a sad fact that humans are likely to cause the extinction of a quarter of all known species in the next 20 years unless we work to protect them now. If just one species disappears’ many others may suffer – we all rely on others to survive, upsetting this balance can put many in danger. Imagine a world without animals? Play your part in their protection today – How you can help?
Their Objectives Are
- To halt the extinction of rare and endangered species in the wild
- To continue to provide the most natural environment possible for the animals in both parks
- To re-introduce these animals back to their wild habitat where this is possible
- To continue to be world leaders in animal husbandry and breeding
- To be a partner and catalyst to conservation efforts at home and abroad
- Increasing public understanding of animals and their welfare and the issues involved in their conservation