World Land Trust (WLT) is delighted with the success of this year’s partnership project with the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).
The project was launched in February 2014 and focused on raising funds to purchase and protect threatened wildlife habitat in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda region. “We started out with a target of £10,000. We met the target and doubled it, and so far we have raised more than £23,000. Congratulations all round,” said Kelly Jacobs WLT’s Project Manager for BIAZA Buy an Acre.
“2014 has been an exceptionally positive year for the BIAZA-WLT partnership,” said Nicky Needham, BIAZA Programmes and Policy Co-ordinator.
“More than £23,000 has been raised to protect Sierra Gorda’s precious habitat, as well as the provision of camera traps to facilitate research in the reserve. BIAZA members have gone all-out, with VIP animal experiences, face-painting, drinks sales, wishing well collections and even the BIAZA office team donning their sombreros to hit the streets of London on a Chilli Challenge!”
BIAZA members are now choosing a new region on which to focus their conservation efforts. “We’re looking forward to an equally exciting year in 2015!” said Nicky.