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COP26 statement from Wild Planet Trust

31st October 2021 by Dani Parsons

Today marks the start of COP26: the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Here at Wild Planet Trust we believe that every species is important. We believe that everything is connected and that every action matters. The climate crisis poses an existential threat; not only to the species we work to protect and the habitats […]

Exhibiting the Bullfrog: In Memoriam to Dr William Conway

27th October 2021 by Dani Parsons

Last week the zoo and aquarium world lost one of our brightest lights.  Dr Bill Conway was one of those rare things – an inspirational thinker and an implementer.  In joining the New York Zoological Society as the curator of birds, Bill Conway was on the road to lead a new vision at the Bronx […]

Two Endangered red pandas born at Paignton Zoo

21st October 2021 by bwm

Two female red panda cubs were born at Paignton Zoo on 16th June to first-time mum, Ember. The cute new additions, who have been named Riya and Esha, have spent the first few months of their lives tucked away in their nest box with their mother. As they begin to gain more confidence, the cubs […]

Endangered white-clawed crayfish released in Devon

20th October 2021 by Kat Sobey

A dozen large, breeding-age white-clawed crayfish have just been released into a privately owned ‘ark’ site in the Blackdown Hills. Wild Planet Trust have been working closely with Bristol Zoological Society, Nicky Green Associates, The Environment Agency and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to organise the release of this Endangered species, with the […]

New mooring buoys to save seagrass beds

16th October 2021 by Kat Sobey

Three brand new boat moorings designed to protect Tor Bay’s seagrass meadows have been installed at Fishcombe Cove. These are the first of their kind in Tor Bay. Wild Planet Trust has installed the mooring buoys as part of the #SaveOurSeagrass campaign established in 2018. The campaign has been supported by Totnes-based underwater measuring instrument […]

Endangered deer moves to Newquay Zoo

13th October 2021 by Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo has just welcomed a new male Philippine spotted deer to join their existing female. Also known as Alfred’s deer, Philippine spotted deer are native to the Visayan Islands of Panay and Negros in the Philippines. They are a nocturnal species, mostly emerging at dusk to feed on a diet of grasses, leaves and […]

Impressive nest-building birds at Paignton Zoo

7th October 2021 by bwm

Paignton Zoo have just welcomed a female hamerkop, a bird originating in sub-Saharan Africa that is known for its huge nests – the biggest nests of any African bird. Already home to a male of the species, the introduction of the new female to Paignton Zoo has sparked nest-building efforts among the pair. Hamerkop nests […]

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