The trustees are responsible for the oversight of the Trust’s management and administration and ensure that the trust' conservation objectives are met. 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. 4. 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 Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust changed its name in 2019 to Wild Planet Trust. THE TRUST' IS CURRENTLY DORMANT PENDING A TRANSFER OF ASSETS … 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. All rights reserved. the trust' is currently dormant pending a transfer of assets from whitley wildlife conservation trust. Since 2003 it has owned and operated Newquay Zoo and Living Coasts. People. The Herbert Whitley Trust was formed; in 1991 this became the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust. 31 October 2019, Next statement date 21 June 2021 The new name was chosen to reflect the charity’s modern, inspiring and inclusive outlook. 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. 50°25′44″N 3°35′4″W / 50.42889°N 3.58444°W / 50.42889; -3.58444. 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. Recent Wild Planet Trust Annual Reviews are also available online. In 1955, Whitley's health started to fail; he died on 15 September, aged 69. 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. Conservation advocacy: shaping behaviour-change for the benefit of biodiversity. 3. Wild Planet Trust is an education, scientific and conservation charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife heritage and inspiring in people a respect for animals, plants and the environment. His collection increased rapidly and it wasn’t long before the outhouses and greenhouses of Primley were full of animals and plants. We own three zoos in south west England, plus two local nature reserves and a National Nature Reserve. 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. in time its principal activity will be the advancement of … Ex situ conservation of threatened species. 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. Next accounts made up to 31 October 2020 Herbert also recognised the valuable role that zoos could play in education; in 1923, the Torbay Zoological Gardens opened its gates to the public. along with a recent Gold award for GTBS Green Tourism Business Scheme for Newquay Zoo. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Details of individual animals can be found on each of the zoo websites. [4][5], Wild Planet Trust also encourages and supports student research projects across its sites, and provides annual placement opportunities for students.[6]. At each of their zoo sites you can learn more about mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. 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. 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. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. In South Africa, Jeanne Tarrant, known locally as the Frog Lady, works for the Endangered Wildlife Trust. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust became Wild Planet Trust in 2019. Herbert and his older brother William were well known locally as breeders of prizewinning livestock, although it was in 1910, with the arrival of his first monkeys, that the seeds were sown for what was to become Paignton Zoo. In 1904, when Herbert was 18, Edwards’s widow, Eleanor, moved her family south to Paignton, where they took over the Primley Estate. Sir David Attenborough, WFN Trustee The Whitley Fund for Nature is unique. The Trust's zoos are the home of dozens of different species, from tiny poison dart frogs to towering giraffes. 31 July 2021, Last accounts made up to Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. We are a registered education, scientific and conservation charity established in 1957 and based in Devon, UK. for THE WHITLEY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST (07673911) Registered office address. In 1996 the zoo's name and logo was changed to Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. Details of individual trustees can be found on the Wild Planet Trust website. 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. This recognition of the importance of wild places (as well as wild life) underpins the work of our trust to this very day and highlights the essential role that conservation has played in our zoos from the outset. Herbert’s fascination with the living world began at an early age with the gift of a pair of canaries from his mother. 1. 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. Wild Planet Trust also owns runs several local nature reserves in Devon, including Slapton Ley. All of the animals live in natural-themed exhibits where they conserve their future and protect them from extinction.