Wildlife celebrity gives backing to zoo

CELEBRITY wildlife expert Chris Packham has become a patron of Colchester Zoo's charity, Action for the Wild.

James Hore

CELEBRITY wildlife expert Chris Packham has become a patron of Colchester Zoo's charity, Action for the Wild.

The television presenter, photographer and author has a passionate concern for conservation and the environment and agreed to support the charity because of its “proactive role” across the globe.

Action for the Wild's conservation Officer, Rebecca Perry, said: “We are incredibly excited that Chris has agreed to be Action for the Wild's patron.


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“Over the last five years, Action for the Wild has taken a very active role in in situ conservation and we are delighted that we can now put Chris Packham's name to the charity and hopefully raise even more awareness and funds for the worthwhile projects that we support.”

Action for the Wild achieved charitable status in 2004 although the organisation has been running since 1993.

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It is working to provide financial and technical support to a number of conservation projects all over the world and in the last 5 years has donated more than £200,000 to projects.

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