All rights reserved. 31 July 2021, Last accounts made up to 3. along with a recent Gold award for GTBS Green Tourism Business Scheme for Newquay Zoo. [2], Wild Planet Trust jointly developed the MSc/PgDip in Zoo Conservation with the University of Plymouth in 2004, with the aim of helping students to develop the understanding and skills required for a career in zoos and wildlife conservation. Edward Whitley died in 1892 when Herbert was 6 and, like many children of well-to-do Victorian families, he was sent away to boarding school. 31 October 2019, Next statement date 21 June 2021 In 1904, when Herbert was 18, Edwards’s widow, Eleanor, moved her family south to Paignton, where they took over the Primley Estate. Wild Planet Trust supports conservation in the United Kingdom and overseas using funds generated by the people who visit the zoos and the expertise and dedication of its staff. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. due by 5 July 2021, for THE WHITLEY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST (07673911), 72190 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering, 93210 - Activities of amusement parks and theme parks, Companies House does not verify the accuracy of the information filed. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust became Wild Planet Trust in 2019. Herbert had a particular interest in the colour blue, and many of his early projects involved the breeding of animals and flowers that displayed his favourite colour. due by Details of individual trustees can be found on the Wild Planet Trust website. The Trust's zoos are the home of dozens of different species, from tiny poison dart frogs to towering giraffes. Wild Planet Trust also owns runs several local nature reserves in Devon, including Slapton Ley. People. Learn how and when to remove this template message,, Articles needing additional references from June 2009, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Wild Planet Trust is governed by a Board of twelve trustees made up of a selection of professionals with skills and experience in science, commerce, the law and other relevant fields. At each of their zoo sites you can learn more about mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. All three of the Trust zoos works within the BIAZA, EAZA and WAZA zoo networks in Britain, Europe and the World as well as having ex-situ conservation links overseas. Recent Wild Planet Trust Annual Reviews are also available online. His collection increased rapidly and it wasn’t long before the outhouses and greenhouses of Primley were full of animals and plants. [4][5], Wild Planet Trust also encourages and supports student research projects across its sites, and provides annual placement opportunities for students.[6]. Herbert was born into a family of considerable means; his father, Edward Whitley, was the owner of a brewery empire and also the MP for Liverpool. The trust also works closely with South Devon College in Paignton on their FdSC Animal Science & BSc Applied Animal Science programmes with their own classroom in the Education Centre at Paignton Zoo. for THE WHITLEY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST (07673911) Registered office address. Education and engagement of the public on the conservation of the natural world. Details of individual animals can be found on each of the zoo websites. Wild Planet Trust, formerly known as the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT), is a registered charity,[1] set up to run Paignton Zoo after the death of its founder, Herbert Whitley, who established the zoo on his estate at Primley, Paignton in Devon in the 1920s. 50°25′44″N 3°35′4″W / 50.42889°N 3.58444°W / 50.42889; -3.58444. We are active in conservation both at home and abroad, often working alongside partner organisations to … Herbert was held in high esteem by his peers and colleagues in the zoo world; Gerald Durrell (author, and founder of Jersey Zoo), Peter Scott of Slimbridge, and famed French aviculturist Jean Delacour were just three of his houseguests. The Whitley Fund for Nature has given £18 million to support the work of more than 200 grassroots conservationists benefiting wildlife and communities in 80 countries across the Global South. In situ conservation of species and habitats. Since 2003 it has owned and operated Newquay Zoo and Living Coasts. The new name was chosen to reflect the charity’s modern, inspiring and inclusive outlook. 4. We are a registered education, scientific and conservation charity established in 1957 and based in Devon, UK. In 1924, a dispute over entertainment tax led to a brief closure of the fledgling zoo – Herbert believed that zoos were places of learning and not entertainment; and indeed education and engagement remains very much at the heart of our work today. Next accounts made up to 31 October 2020 The Herbert Whitley Trust was formed; in 1991 this became the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust. Entry was one shilling (5p) for adults and sixpence (2.5p) for children, and visitors could see a whole host of animals, from bears to monkeys, hyenas to birds. All of the animals live in natural-themed exhibits where they conserve their future and protect them from extinction. Wild Planet Trust also ran the now closed Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon.They also run Newquay Zoo in Newquay, Cornwall.All three are registered charities. In 1955, Whitley's health started to fail; he died on 15 September, aged 69. Ex situ conservation of threatened species. Conservation projects are coordinated by the Field Conservation and Research Department based at Paignton Zoo. Last modified on Wed 6 May 2020 17.10 BST, Photograph: Joao Marcos Rosa/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Laurie Hedges/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Aristyawan C.A/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Yoki Hadiprakarsa/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Nanang Sujana/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Jonathan Mbu/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Leonardo Silva/2020 Whitley awards, Photograph: Luis Palacios/2020 Whitley awards, Available for everyone, funded by readers. The Trust zoos have been recognised for sustainable tourism and was one of the first groups of British zoos to gain an ISO 14001 certificate for its environmental management systems. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust changed its name in 2019 to Wild Planet Trust. Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. Development of a rapid diagnostic test for amphibian chytridiomycosis, Provision of UV light in captive primates, Model systems for the intensive management of highly threatened bird species, Social management of captive primate populations, Behaviour, nutrition and welfare of Ratites, Husbandry and breeding in Vietnamese pheasants, Implementation of animal training as a management tool, Development of improved primate diets for health and welfare, Effect of visitor experiences on animal behaviour and welfare, Conserving Hyper-endemic Udzungwa Restricted Amphibians, Camera-trap surveys for Aders’ duiker in Kenya’s coastal forests, Ecology and genetics of rare, endemic whitebeam species, Species recovery of strapwort, a Critically Endangered plant, The education value of visitor feeding experiences, Visitor research – behaviour and engagement, This page was last edited on 29 April 2020, at 00:10. Tapirs in South America, hirolas in Somalia, hornbills in Indonesia, chimps in Nigeria, tamarins in Brazil and frogs in South Africa ... the ‘green Oscars’ recognise and celebrate the achievements of the animals’ grassroots protectors, Wed 6 May 2020 13.47 BST His Will made provision for a scientific and educational Trust to be established. He chose his close friend of 20 years, Philip Michelmore, to be his successor. In South Africa, Jeanne Tarrant, known locally as the Frog Lady, works for the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Herbert also recognised the valuable role that zoos could play in education; in 1923, the Torbay Zoological Gardens opened its gates to the public. Conservation advocacy: shaping behaviour-change for the benefit of biodiversity. Herbert’s fascination with the living world began at an early age with the gift of a pair of canaries from his mother. In 1921, Herbert discovered that the coastal lagoon known as Slapton Ley, just 20 miles from Paignton, was under threat from development, and bought the land. The Wild Planet Trust Mission Statement, environmental and other policies are shared between all three sites and some can be viewed on the zoo websites. In 1996 the zoo's name and logo was changed to Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. In 2003, the Trust built and opened Living Coasts, Torquay's coastal zoo and aquarium, and purchased Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, creating a family of conservation attractions. the trust' is currently dormant pending a transfer of assets from whitley wildlife conservation trust. Paignton Zoo is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England.The zoo is part of South West Environmental Parks Ltd which is owned by Wild Planet Trust, formerly known as the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). 2. His expertise, particularly with birds, was highly regarded and the developing zoo very quickly earned a name for itself in advancing husbandry and setting new standards.