Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust
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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, Torquay in Devon in the 1920s.
Whitley 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. along with a recent Gold award for GTBS Green Tourism Business Scheme for Newquay Zoo.
The WWCT Mission Statement, environmental and other policies are shared between all three sites and some can be viwed on the zoo websites. Recent WWCT Annual Reviews are also available online.
Details of individual animals and overseas conservation projects can be found on each of the zoo websites.
Details of individual trustees can be found on the Paignton Zoo website.
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