Knowsley Safari Park Continues to Support Zoo Outreach Organisation
12/20/2011

Knowsley Safari Park has supported the Zoo Outreach Organisation for years, contributing financial support and generating awareness of the organisations hard work throughout the world; 2011 was no different, and a massive financial contribution was just one way in which Knowsley Safari Park, one of the UK’s best loved animal attractions, has helped ZOO in the past 12 months.

Online PR News – 20-December-2011 – – Knowsley Safari Park has supported the Zoo Outreach Organisation for years, contributing financial support and generating awareness of the organisations hard work throughout the world; 2011 was no different, and a massive financial contribution was just one way in which Knowsley Safari Park, one of the UK’s best loved animal attractions, has helped ZOO in the past 12 months.

The Zoo Outreach Organisation works with individuals and institutions across the globe to promote conservation education, conservation research, conservation (wildlife) welfare and conservation action.

In the past year, Knowsley Safari Park has contributed £2,000 to the Zoo Outreach Organisation; money which directly assisted the organisation in hosting a Small Mammal Field Techniques Training Course, from the 10th to the 14th, at the University College of Forestry in Kerala, India. Delegates attended from Nepal, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka and India, with lectures teaching them about rodents, insectivores and bats. A series of practical sessions to teach field techniques were also delivered, teaching monitoring and capture techniques, habitat assessment and ecological assessment.

ZOO’s intention was to raise understanding within the public, concerning various species and conservation requirements.

Many rodent and bat species are classified as vermin on the Wildlife Protection Act in South East Asia. The course was designed to change opinions of rats and bats, both of which play important roles within the ecosystem; aiding seed dispersal, pollination and food for predators.

With the help of Knowsley Safari Park, the Zoo Outreach Organisation will attempt to alter the opinion of rats and bats within the area and bring about a change in the law to protect these animals from extinction.