Throughout 2017-19, Paignton Zoo is participating in two campaigns developed by EAZA and BIAZA, joining forces with their other member zoos the UK and Europe.

EAZA Silent Forest Asian Songbird Crisis

Songbirds in Asia are threatened with extinction due to excessive and strongly cultural rooted consumption of wild songbirds for trade, songbird competitions, pets, export, traditional medicine and food. This campaign aims to save a growing number of songbirds by increasing knowledge, awareness and commitment to do action within and beyond the zoo community. We already breed many of these species at Paignton Zoo and will be using them as the focus of our campaign.

BIAZA ‘Grab that Gap’

The ‘Grab the Gap’ campaign encourages all member organisations to ‘grab’ areas of unused space within their zoo or aquarium sites, and plant wildflowers throughout March 2018, in order to create mini-meadows for the summer. These areas will then be assessed for biodiversity through a programme of BioBlitz activities run by Zoo staff, with volunteers and visitors.