Ten Years as part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust!
Published: 15th Sep 2013This summer Newquay Zoo celebrated a special anniversary – that of becoming a conservation charity. Back in August 2003 that The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT), a…
This summer Newquay Zoo celebrated a special anniversary – that of becoming a conservation charity.
Back in August 2003 that The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT), a registered charity that is devoted to conserving natural habitats and wildlife throughout the world, bought the privately owned Newquay Zoo and helped it to become a leading conservation centre.
The WWCT already owned long-established Paignton Zoo in Devon, and having recently completed work on Living Coasts, a coastal zoo in Torquay, when the opportunity came to add Newquay to its portfolio, the trustees of the charity could not refuse.
The landmark occasion ended Newquay’s period of private ownership and focused the staff of the Zoo towards a new goal – conservation, education and breeding programmes.
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) is a registered education, scientific and conservation charity established in 1955 and based in South Devon, UK. The WWCT owns three zoological parks: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and Living Coasts, a marine life exhibit on Torquay's harbourside, both in Torbay, South Devon, and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. The Trust also owns three nature reserves in South Devon: Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve and two local wildlife sites, Primley Park and Clennon Gorge, in Paignton.
To find out more about the work of the WWCT follow this link to their website