Help us with our mission to save the natural world!
Together we can make a difference and continue the Yowie mission of bringing animal lovers together to help protect endangered species and the natural world.
All animals, big and small, play an important part in our natural world. At Yowie, we love spreading the message of conservation and education, which is why we are so excited to partner with conservation charities around the world.
Did you know every time you enjoy a Yowie chocolate, game or book, you are helping us support an amazing organization to save animals, protect habitats and educate others to make a difference?
Look what your support of Yowie has made possible!
Saving the Apes
WCS is combatting threats to apes including hunting, habitat loss, and infectious disease. A recent survey confirmed that great ape populations are stable at almost all WCS sites across Africa, compared to their overall populations. We are thrilled to have supported these amazing efforts to save the great apes.
Stabilising the elephants
WCS has been able to work with several elephant populations including the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in northern Congo where elephant populations are now stable. They have also worked with the Wildlife Crimes Unit in the arrests of more than 1000 poachers and ivory traffickers in Indonesia, as well as dismantle 60 percent of the trafficking networks in Gunung Leuser National Park. How amazing to be supporting such wildlife champions!
Expanding the tigers
Over the past 5 years, tiger populations at WCS sites in Indonesia have grown by an average of 50 percent thanks to WCS efforts throughout Asia to stop illegal hunting of tigers and their prey, halt habitat loss, and monitor tiger populations to inform future conservation actions.
A great example of small changes making a big difference.
Combatting climate change
WCS has helped create more than 350 protected areas since 1895 and this year focused on saving three of nature’s strongholds – essential for protecting wildlife and combatting climate change. This year WCS protected key feeding grounds off Argentina’s coastline which is home to penguins, sea lions, fur seals, sharks and rays, cold-water corals, mollusks, sponges, and many other marine species.
WCS also helped advance the creation of the Republic of Congo’s Ogooue-Leketi National Park as a habitat for gorillas and chimpanzees; as well as an enormous expanse of the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea, which supports more than three-quarters of the world’s known hard coral species, nearly 2000 species of fish, and more than 130 species of sharks and rays.
Education & Conservation
The WCS doesn’t just work to save endangered species and the natural world, they also educate us about their importance through programs at schools, zoos and wildlife parks.
This year WCS has hatched three more maleos chicks, an endangered bird found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, through their breeding program at the Bronx Zoo.
More than 135,000 students enjoyed free hands on science workshops where they learnt about local and international habitats and endangered animals, and more than one million people watched the Animal Planets award-winning docuseries about the WCS’s work at the Bronx and New York Zoos.