Making a donation

Marwell Wildlife is a conservation charity, number 275433. Our vision is of a world where people live in balance with nature. If you share our passion for making this happen please help.

Sand Lizards at Marwell

Marwell Wildlife

Your donation could make a difference to our conservation work in the zoo and around the world. Our conservation projects extend from the reintroduction of desert antelopes in the Sahara through to community based projects in northern Kenya and habitat restoration in the south of England.

Our current campaign is to refresh and increase the size of our facilities for breeding, studying and reintroducing one of Britain’s rarest reptiles, the sand lizard.

Over the last 25 years, Marwell Wildlife has reintroduced nearly 2,000 sand lizards to heathland and coastal dune sites across the south of England, successfully re-establishing 26 populations. However, because sand lizards are unable to re-colonize suitable habitat on their own, they will continue to be dependent on conservation translocations, including reintroduction from captive breeding for the foreseeable future. There is much more work to be done to safeguard this colourful but elusive species, including our current initiative to reintroduce sand lizards to Eelmoor Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest!

Find out more about our work sand lizard conservation work and our latest news story about Eelmoor Marsh.

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Donating by cheque

Alternatively you could make a cheque payable to Marwell Wildlife and send it to:

Fundraising at Marwell Wildlife
Thompsons Lane
Colden Common
SO21 1JH

Every penny adds up and so does our gratitude so thank you for your loyal support – Marwell simply couldn’t do what we do without you!

Where next?

Thanks for reading. Learn more about ways you can support our charity, or take action.

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Every Pound Helps!

  • £39.93 could feed
    Our three playful otters for one week.
  • £127.30 could buy
    Enough hay to feed our animals for a day.
  • £1,015 could provide
    Veterinary equipment for our tigers, giraffe or zebra.
  • £1 million could fund
    A new exhibit for our tigers.
Group Visits

Residential group trip to Marwell

We visited Marwell Zoo for the day with a large group of our sheltered housing residents from Portsmouth. It was a super day which all the residents enjoyed. There was something for everyone and a favourite animal for everyone! Residents felt there was so much to see, and lovely facilities on… Read full reviewRachael, 8th September 2017