Colchester Zoo aims to provide financial assistance and technical advice to overseas in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.
Action for the Wild aims to provide habitat and survival aids for native species and support of nature projects nationally. In co-operation with other bodies, it aims to establish protected areas, implement habitat management and be involved in breeding and translocation of threatened flora and fauna.
Action for the Wild aims to raise awareness and respect for nature through formal and informal education programmes. It also aims to encourage and support scientific and quantitative research from which conservation and animal welfare benefits can accrue.
A conservation project needs to follow all or some of the following criteria in order to receive funding:
All applications for conservation project funding will be assessed on their own merit, taking into consideration the principle species or habitat involved and the in situ work that is to be carried out. As Colchester Zoo evolves, Action for the Wild intends to assess in situ conservation projects and provide funding to projects, with respect to the Zoo's major exhibits and species that Colchester Zoo has in its collection. Please check the zoo website for the species Colchester Zoo holds in its collection before applying.
Action for the Wild does not support individual trips or student projects. We only support conservation projects and campaigns, please check this website for a full list of projects we currently support.