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Conservation & Research

Helping halt species decline

Paignton Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, a conservation charity working internationally to achieve our mission of helping halt species decline. 

We believe that conservation is something that everyone can be involved with and that together we can all make a difference to live more sustainably with nature.

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About us

Wild Planet Trust was established in 2019, however our work as a registered education, scientific and conservation charity goes back to 1957, with the formation of the Herbert Whitley Trust (later to become the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust).

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Our projects

We are working on projects in both the UK and abroad to support endangered species and the habitats that they live in.

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Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with Wild Planet Trust and help halt species decline. By taking part in our projects and activities, you’ll be helping to save wildlife.

See how you can get involved
Science Research

Science & research

We coordinate scientific research in our zoos, nature reserves and in the areas where our international partners are based. We see these as amazing wild laboratories in which everyone can learn and discover.

Explore our research projects