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Chessington Conservation Fund donates to support wildlife in Australian bushfires

After seeing the devastating news about the bushfires sweeping through Australia, threatening the homes and lives of millions of diverse wildlife, Chessington World of Adventures Resort has donated £10,000 from the Chessington Conservation Fund, to support the fundraising efforts of their sister Park, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

The £10,000 from the Chessington Conservation Fund will be going directly into WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s Wild Life Conservation Fund (WLCF) and will be used to continue its amazing work in supporting the wildlife currently facing the disaster via organisations Science for Wildlife and Blue Mountains World Heritage.

The money sent from the Chessington Conservation Fund will go towards rescuing and restoring refuge for many of the koalas caught up in the catastrophic fires. The donation will also help towards care, transportation costs and replenishment of eucalyptus branches, which the koalas feed from as well as food and water placement stations for immediate supplies.

"As a Zoo, we feel it is not only our duty to help where we can, but it is also the best way we can show our support and compassion for those affected"

Tim Harrison-Jones, Divisional Director at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Current estimates show that Australia has already lost over 500 million animals from the bushfires and this number will rise. Every penny that goes into this appeal will make a huge difference in the work they are able to do out there. To support the efforts of the Wild Life Conservation fund by donating please click here.

The Chessington Conservation Fund was set up in 2011 to help protect the future of nature and wildlife through conservation work and education in the local community and worldwide, and the Conservation Fund Committee unanimously agreed that there could not be a worthier cause than supporting our counterparts in Australia to protect wildlife on their doorstep in immediate danger.