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Tiger Tsar
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CHESSINGTON CONSERVATION FUND

In 2011 we launched the Chessington Conservation Fund (CCF) to raise money to help protect the future of nature and wildlife through conservation work and education in our Zoo, in the local community and worldwide.

Since CCF was formed it has supported many charitable organisations. Read on to find out about some of the work we have been involved in.

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Amur Tiger

WILDCATS CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

Back in 2018 Chessington opened Land of the Tiger, featuring an innovative big cat enclosure with Europe’s first overhead trails that has become home to four endangered Amur tigers – Tsar, Kyra, Olga and Kalinka. With less than 500 Amur tigers left in the CCF pledged to support endangered tiger conservation efforts - specifically to WildCats Conservation Alliance and a project to develop an effective human-tiger conflict resolution strategy in Northeast China, where the Amur tiger is commonly found.

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WORLD LAND TRUST

The World Land Trust takes direct action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats by purchasing land and establishing permanent wildlife reserves. CCF has purchased two areas of land in Ecuador, Cazaderos and Nangaritza, in order to protect them from poaching, illegal logging, mining and poor farming methods. Every year CCF sponsors two rangers to work in these reserves, monitoring and patrolling the areas.

Lisa and Colleen visited the Cazaderos Reserve in 2014 and here is a short video showing what they found.

Darwin The Hedgehog SWLT

SURREY WILDLIFE TRUST

The Surrey Wildlife Trust is the only organisation concerned solely with the conservation of all forms of wildlife in Surrey. CCF currently supports this organisation as a Corporate Gold Member and works closely on projects both run and endorsed by the Trust.

Currently CCF is supporting the Hedgerow Heroes Project, which will restore and protect Surrey’s hedgerows. This will enable animals, such as hedgehogs and dormice, to move and expand their populations.

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