As a zoological collection we know it is our duty to lead by example with sustainable lifestyles. In April 2018 we set up our Sustainability Committee, who have since been dedicated to improving the way we work at Paradise Wildlife Park. While our steps may seem small and steady, we hope that collectively they have great impact and are inspirational to all our visitors.
As a team of people dedicated to safeguarding the future for a variety of species around the world, it is our duty and passion to lead by example and set the way to a sustainable environment for all.
We will achieve this by ensuring all staff have a regard for the world around them and the species their actions can affect. We encourage healthy, sustainable lifestyles for our team and visitors, which will hopefully have a secondary behavioural impact in their day-to-day lives. This encouragement will come through education, compassion for our animals and through spreading our message across the site.
All members of the ZSH Sustainability Committee are passionate and dedicated to their role in improving the environmental impact our site has on the wider world. Find out who the team are, and what has driven them to take part:
Being a huge animals lover I’ve always been passionate about conservation and believe we all have responsibility as individuals to do whatever we can to reduce our impact on the environment. By being part of the Sustainability Committee I am hoping to encourage our staff, volunteers and visitors to think about the impact their own actions have and also to help look at how our organisation operates in general, minimising waste and pollution etc wherever possible.
Aaron has travelled around the world and has witnessed first-hand the terrible impact of non-recyclable products and littering on our planet and all it’s inhabitants. That’s why Aaron wants to make a genuine difference to how we operate and hopefully influence others to take better care of the natural world.
As a person dedicated to the preservation, conservation and longevity of animals, I’m here to be part of a local driving force which will be part of a collective global effort to make and embrace change for the better. I want to remind people that we cannot save the animals if we don’t save the planet they call home.
Our planet is on the brink of another mass extinction and, as a conservation educator, I believe we humans have a responsibility to protect our beautiful earth and its many incredible inhabitants. We are dealing with biological problems, but the solutions lie with us. I hope we can raise awareness of the issues many endangered species are facing and educate visitors, staff and the wider community on how making small changes in our lives can make a big, positive impact on the environment.
I’m proud to be part of a team that’s putting actions in place and making positive changes to our protect our fragile planet.