Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Wildwood receives BIAZA awards

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Awards galore for Kent’s unique Wildlife Park




Kent- based Conservation Charity and Wildlife Park the Wildwood Trust, based in Herne, is

celebrating some big wins after receiving Nationally recognised Zoo awards.

The Trust, which was the only recipient in the South East outside London, was presented with three

Bronze awards by BIAZA (British association of Zoos and Aquaria) at their recent national conference

held at Marwell Zoo.


                                        Jen Riley and Vicki Breakell posing by our awards

Wildwood was successful in three categories: Animal Breeding, Care and Welfare for the rescue and

rehabilitation of brown bears from a canned hunt centre in Bulgaria; Conservation: for work into the

diet of pine martens and Education for its specialist workshops featuring Evolution and Inheritance.

The Awards are open to all 106 BIAZA members and this year the level of submissions was extremely

high compared to previous years.



Veronica Chrisp, Wildwood’s Director of Marketing and Fundraising said: “We are all delighted and

proud to have been recognised in this way – especially as we are the only recipients in Kent. These

are key projects for us and highlight the Trust’s unique position as a conservation charity and visitor



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Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, nr Canterbury, Kent CT6 7LQ

Registered Charity No 1093702



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  • Wildwood Trust opened in 1999 as a centre of excellence for the conservation of British wildlife, and was established as a registered charity in 2002. It recently opened a second site at Escot Park in Devon.
  • Wildwood is Kent’s best British wildlife park. Home to over 200 native animals, past and present and set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland, see wolves, bison, deer, owls, foxes, red squirrels, wild boar, lynx, wild horses, badgers and beavers plus many more. As one of the leading British animal conservation charities in the UK Wildwood Trust is dedicated to saving Britain’s most threatened wildlife. The Wildwood Trust has taken part in many ground-breaking conservation programmes, some of which include habitat preservation; conservation grazing on Kent’s nature reserves using wild ponies; bringing the extinct European beaver back to Britain and the reintroduction of the hazel dormouse and red squirrel to areas where they have been made extinct.

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