Link to the Wild

29 December 2018

Conservation charities receive £30,500 from Safari Park visitors

The 2018 season was another fantastic year for conservation fundraising at Blair Drummond Safari Park, with donations from visitors allowing an amazing total of £30,500 to be donated to 12 conservation projects. 

Link to the Wild is Blair Drummond Safari Park’s fundraising initiative.  Since 2015 it has raised over £80,000 for conservation projects in the UK and around the world.

Staff at the safari park raise awareness of projects and encourage donations at talks, presentations and shows throughout the day.  All of the money raised is donated to projects, which are nominated on an annual basis by the animal Keepers at the Safari Park.

Education Officer, Katie Macfarlane comments: 

“Thanks to our visitors generous support, we have been able to forward £30,500 to twelve conservation projects worldwide. 

These donations will help field conservationists monitor and protect wild populations of endangered animals such as giraffes, rhinos, Mediterranean Monk seals, tigers, tortoises, lions, macaques, vultures and red squirrels.”

Several UK-based charities were included in the list, including a donation of £3,000 to CRRU (Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit) a marine conservation charity based in North East Scotland. This money will be used to help fund the research and rescue of marine life around the Scottish coastline. 

To find out more about the projects supported in this year's disbursement please visit


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