H��V]o�0}���p�I%v��Rb-U#�����jh!���{ H�#�qnl��{ν�C��n:�.ț��v��{Na���q$A You can join us on our social media pages, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and keep up to date with whats going on in South Devon. “Whatever we do, our biggest asset is our people. There should be some alterations to the lion and macaque enclosures at Newquay Zoo – and at Living Coasts we’re planning changes to way we house our penguins to address issues brought on by climate change.”. Contact us, The A379, Teignmouth road is currently blocked both ways at Maidencome due to a serious collision. Businesses, especially local firms, continue to support vital conservation work, including Bays Brewery and others. Wild Planet Trust is the Devon-based charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, plus several nature reserves in Devon. While 2019 was not a great year for the charity, there are, says Trust boss Simon Tonge, some reasons for optimism: “Last year was not the best for visitor numbers, though we still saw 700,000 people come to our three zoo sites. Simon again: “We aim to create a mixed species exhibit of giraffe, zebra, ostrich and antelope at Paignton Zoo. The Devon Crayfish Ark Project is a collaboration between the Wild Planet Trust (based at Paignton Zoo), Environment Agency, Nicky Green Associates, the Blackdown Hills AONB (focussing on the River Culm) and Bristol Zoological Gardens. Torbay’s Director of Public Health responds to Tier 2 announcement. The Wild Planet Trust said it could no longer afford to reopen its Living Coasts site in Torquay, Devon, due to the huge cost of the coronavirus lockdown. All three zoos have dedicated staff and volunteers who bring a huge amount of expertise and enthusiasm.”. The charity received some sizeable legacies in 2019, along with more than £94,000 in grants and donations. Got a news story, blog or press release that you’d like to share or want to advertise with us? The stagecoach …, The government announced today that Torbay and the rest of Devon will be in Tier 2 of the local COVID restrictions until at least 16 December. Urgent action for nature: our 30 by 30 campaign! Emergency services are at the scene. “I hope 2020 will be a year of conservation, campaigns, education and science,” says Simon. Wild Planet Trust, formerly known as the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT), is a registered charity, 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. Wild Planet Trust is the Devon-based charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, plus several nature reserves in Devon. While 2019 was not a great year for the charity, there are, says Trust boss Simon Tonge, some reasons for optimism: Torbay’s COVID Community Champions lead the way in Devon and 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. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, will become Wild Planet Trust. The centrepiece of 2020 at Paignton Zoo will be the Great Big Brick Safari, with amazing model animals placed all over the site. Newquay Zoo is a key player in the conservation of Owston’s civets, Living Coasts is leading on local work to protect and enhance Torbay’s seagrass meadows and Paignton Zoo lends its experience to many projects, including crayfish in the UK and the Mauritius pink pigeon. Wild Planet Trust was established in 2019, however our work as a registered education, scientific and conservation charity goes back to 1957, with the formation of the Herbert Whitley Trust (later to become the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust). “On the plus side, 2019 saw the lifting of TB restrictions at Paignton Zoo. endstream endobj 273 0 obj <>stream ]A,��$*)��4q���"��O䲰�\?�$�D\J�qϫz����� ���d[@�����K��0:ͮƃ�xC-3�`g��/5(���"�-��7W���8`I�b�""�`a.A�ѥ���z�4�at�}O i�:�&��m� �v�QbO50�S�:�Ť���;��}��������Kd�'�˧��YkF�S�u�����]'�4p�Hu�9'px=5��#� ���� v=Oio#p�UE+h���fXt|7XE7t�C`���iqͺ��&i�����1��ZccTh8�=F��Y����;���8���h��-_�❍@�ܞ�{�L�2ߞuك>���J������2JV The champions are volunteering to share the latest facts and advice on tackling the virus, and to …. The Wild Planet Trust owns and runs two zoological parks: Paignton Zoo in Torbay, South Devon and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. A local conservation charity is looking forward to 2020, despite a challenging 2019. “Each of our sites uses zoo expertise to support practical conservation work on the ground. Although it has been hard working getting going again, we’ve now welcomed new zebras, a red panda and a pair of gentle lemurs – and we’re looking forward to more arrivals soon.”. The name will be officially launched in June, with signage, branding and uniforms changing over the following months. Established over fifty years ago by a small group of volunteers, Devon Wildlife Trust is the only charity that exists to protect all wildlife in Devon and to safeguard Devon’s unique natural environment. This site uses cookies to give you the best ad experience and analyse traffic. )��VYH�D �*�i(�q��,�(�F�p-�D���]�X�Q��M� tW�Gp?� �����FXRz��Qw��(+��|G*`+pZ Up>%>���Oqq�9�Ћ���-Öܲ�. Dr Caroline Dimond, Torbay’s Director of Public Health, …, Torbay Council’s COVID Community Champions initiative is the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall. Traffic is queueing in and around the area. Wild Planet Trust, Paignton Zoo, Totnes Rd, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU Aims & activities The Trust's principal activity during the year was the advancement of scientific knowledge, education and science in accordance with its charitable objectives. Mr Patel – the ‘terrorist’ who died in Torquay, The lavender marriage of Oldway’s Winnaretta and the Prince, Road between Torquay and Teignmouth blocked due to collision.