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Ongoing updates and improvements

Our Mission

Here at Paignton Zoo, we have a very important mission.

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We act to protect at-risk animals and plants from the impacts of biodiversity loss in order to

Help Halt Species Decline

We focus on helping humans understand how to live in harmony with nature

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We believe that…

Every species is important

Everything is connected

Every action matters

We will bring these three beliefs to life through our START programme:

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Safe havens

Providing safe havens for threatened species

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Working together through community and project partnerships

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Taking action to protect sustainable habitats

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Conducting research to advance animal welfare and conservation science

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Telling people

Telling people why this work is vital

We can’t do everything, but we can all START somewhere.