Environmental Champions Help Animals Go Back To The Wild

Critically endangered western lowland gorillas at Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, near Ashford, received a helping hand from ACM Environmental PLC recently when they donated £1,200 to the charity’s Back To The Wild appeal.
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Jan. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Critically endangered western lowland gorillas at The Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne Wild Animal

Park, near Ashford, received a helping hand from ACM Environmental PLC recently when they donated £1,200 to the conservation charity’s Back To The Wild appeal.

The cheque was presented to Head Gorilla Keeper, Phil Ridges at the wild animal park at the end of


Phil said: ‘I would like to thank ACM Environmental PLC for their very generous donation. In order for us to continue our efforts for conservation we rely heavily on the support of companies and fundraisers – the money will give a much needed boost to our Back To The Wild appeal.’

The Aspinall Foundation, a world leading conservation charity, started the Back To The Wild appeal as part of an initiative to return captive born animals back to protected areas in the wild in order to boost indigenous populations of animals under threat from extinction.

The charity hit the headlines recently when they returned three black rhino to a protected area in Tanzania and announced plans to return an entire family group of western lowland gorillas to Africa in 2013.

Travis Way, Finance Director of ACM Environmental Plc said, ‘As an organisation with sustainability at our very core, we are delighted to be able to help conservation charity, The Aspinall Foundation, by donating to their Back to the Wild campaign. We look forward to following the progress Djala and his group make as they embark on their ground-breaking journey to Africa’.

‘Through our recycling-led waste management strategy, the Greener Path Programme, ACM Environmental has worked in partnership with The Aspinall Foundation to increase their diversion of waste from landfill by 75%, thereby proactively reducing the impact their organisation has on the environment’ Mr Way added.

For further information regarding the conservation charity and ways to donate to the Back To The Wild scheme, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org.

Editor’s Notes

. The Aspinall Foundation manages conservation projects in Congo, Gabon, Indonesia and Madagascar, as well as providing financial support to various partner projects around the world. The conservation charity’s important work helps prevent some of the most endangered species on the planet from becoming extinct.  

. The Aspinall Foundation, working in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent, is one of the most successful breeders of captive endangered animals in the world. With unrivalled achievements in husbandry the conservation charity boasts 135 gorilla births, 33 black rhino, 123 clouded leopards, 33 Javan gibbons, 104 Javan langur and 20 African elephants.  

. ACM Environmental plc is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for total waste management. They offer a range of services to proactively reduce the impact businesses have on the environment while cutting costs.  

. ACM Environmental’s expertise can help businesses meeting their corporate, social, and environmental responsibilities; and achieve the triple 'bottom line' benefit of people, profit, and the  


. ACM Environmental has gained ISO14001 outside of existing accreditations of ISO9001, ISO18001, FBS Health & Safety Gold Award, Safe Contractor, IIP, Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice.
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