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 and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) at their recent national conference held at Marwell Zoo.
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 attraction."