Story

Seventeen years ago the Zoo Community despatched an Emergency Task Force to the islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific- its mission, to rescue a certain group of snails from the JAWS of certain Extinction.

The victims; little tree snails called Partula. The enemy; an alien predator snail introduced from Florida, the so-called Rosy Wolf!

Before help had arrived, 56 different species of Partula had already been gobbled up...

Scooping up the few that remained they were whisked to safety and scattered amongst 20 zoos world wide whilst a solution to the alien invasion was sought...

After many heads were scratched, meetings held and clever people consulted it was decided protective reserves needed to be built, complete with electric fences and salt moats to keep the predator OUT and the precious Partula IN.

Design perfected, zoo snails recouped, reintroduction can begin.

The year 2013 is the beginning of the fight back.

After rallying all the help possible, reserves will be rolled out across three islands invaded by the predator where Partula once thrived!

Your donation will directly finance this conservation project, the only one of it's type in the whole wide world...

We appreciate that raising awareness of the predicament of an abscure group of snails from spots in the ocean 16, 000 miles away is a hard sell. So thanks very much for you r support.

Donellie

 

 

Updates 4

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18/10/12 08:56

Costume collected, exemplary job cousin Ninya! Photo's taken. 15k run completed Monday, still feeling it in the hips?!. Last 15k today before the big day...

18/10/12 08:38

Ok, progress. A 10K run achieved today in 50 minutes. Half-way trained?!

27/09/12 18:42

We broke the 30min barrier today, recovery will take somewhat longer.. Where are we going to find the endurance necessary for an extra hour and a half?!

23/08/12 18:54

Raising money for

Zoological Society Of London

Zoological Society Of London

Charity Registration No. 208728

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is made up of a unique combination of scientific research, worldwide conservation and outstanding educational facilities at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos. Our mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Donations 84

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Donation by Anonymous well wisher.. on 16/01/13

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Cheers chaps!

Donation by Wyn & Richard Marston on 16/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Andrew Higgins on 11/01/13

£10.00

Donation by Cat Cheyne on 11/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Better late than never!

Donation by Nicola Kelly on 08/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Tracy Summercorn on 14/12/12

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Nice one Don and Ellie - brilliant team x

Donation by Timbo O'Hara on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, Don and Ellie!

Donation by Uma Satkunam on 26/11/12

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Keep up the good work Don

Donation by Ann Clarke on 26/11/12

£20.00

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well done guys keep up the good work

Donation by luke forster on 26/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck with it all!

Donation by Angus Tenison-Collins on 25/11/12

£10.00

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Many thanks chaps!

Donation by Paul Atkin & Chris Major on 19/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Don McFarlane on 13/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by paul thomas on 12/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Better late than never! Well done guys, maybe see you on the start line next year ;)

Donation by Jon Lauder on 11/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Donald and Ellie! Lucky snails!

Donation by Dr Elizabeth McFarlane on 09/11/12

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Just proves that continuing to text reminders does pay off eventually! Well done for running and all the preparations.

Donation by Judith Mann on 07/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thanks Transley!

Donation by Mark Tansley on 07/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thank you miss Watts!

Donation by Lexi Watts on 07/11/12

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Warren Spencer on 06/11/12

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Don, I hope those snails get the home they deserve. Dec

Donation by Declan Clarke on 03/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thank you Jim Mackey!

Donation by Ellie Stringer on 03/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,603.47
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,603.47
  • Gift Aid£317.12

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