The WildLife Foundation, based at the park, has donated £10,000 funding to support polar bear conservation as climate change continues to blight populations with certain areas suffering a 40% loss in numbers.
The park, at Auckley, near Doncaster, is the site of Project Polar – the largest polar bear centre outside Canada and home to eight bears – and the WildLife Foundation has been at the forefront of global conservation programmes. YWP celebrates the milestone 10th Anniversary of Project Polar in 2024.
“We are so excited to announce this donation and to increase our involvement in global Polar Bear conservation efforts,” says Cheryl Williams, trustee of the WildLife Foundation. “We wanted to start the New Year in the right way, and we can’t think of a better cause.”