Conservation at Noah's Ark
We are privileged to be able to provide a home for endangered species here at Noah's Ark and we realise the importance of conservation in protecting numbers both in natural habitats and in captivity.
As a large visitor attraction in a rural area, we also need to go about our business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, ensuring we manage our energy use and waste production and look after local wildlife.
Noah's Ark therefore looks to protect and manage important animals in captivity, as well as focusing on our local environment to conserve it for future generations.
Success in captivity
By offering well-designed, spacious and enriched enclosures to endangered animals here in the zoo we are able to help maintain healthy populations of species which are otherwise unable to be released back into the wild. This provides us with an opportunity to contribute to international conservation efforts and also educate the public about the threats faced by such species, habitats and biology.
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are critically endangered. Our White Rhino are also classed as 'threatened'.
Displaying endangered species to the public
At Noah's Ark we encourage people to see important animals up close, raise awareness about ecology and promote education and charitable support. But we take the physical and emotional welfare of our animals seriously and put this before the demands of enthusiastic visitors.
We are committed to protecting our local environment by considering our use of energy, our management of waste and the variety of native plants and animals which share our site.
Award-winning members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm holds the Silver Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme in recognition of our substantial efforts to be sustainable. Green Business is the national organisation assessing the green credentials of businesses, conducting periodic audits to monitor progress.
We have joined an elite group of businesses in the South West who have achieved a score over 65% in what has become the most widely recognised green award system in the UK.