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The Aspinall Foundation was established as a registered charity in 1984. John Aspinall, the founder, dreamed of returning rare and endangered animals back to their natural habitats.
Our commitment is to conservation through habitat protection, reintroduction, captive breeding, and education. We are working in some of the world's most fragile environments to save endangered animals and return them to the wild. We work to protect wildlife from all threats, and their habitats from destruction. We also work with communities to reforest areas where habits have been destroyed.
The Foundation successfully manages conservation programmes across Asia and Africa. Our mission is to enable animals to live in the wild through a combination of reintroducing wild-born animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and repatriating UK-bred to their native homelands – this includes 8 black rhino, 120 Javan langurs, 42 Javan gibbon, 11 European bison and over 70 Western lowland gorillas. In Madagascar, our work with greater bamboo lemurs has helped remove them from the Critically Endangered list, taking a population of less than 100 to over 1000 in just 10 years as well as helping many other Madagascan animals to thrive.
The Aspinall Foundation works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent which lead the way in animal care, enclosure design, enrichment and breeding success and are designed to be breeding sanctuaries for some of the world's most rare and endangered animals.