Shepreth Wildlife Park Foxes would have to fend for themselves now in Cambridge … 2001
Shepreth Wildlife Park 10 Year Development Plan 2001 - 2011 From Rescue Centre to Wildlife Park 2011 - 2021 From Wildlife Park to conservation focused attraction
Shepreth Wildlife Park Phase 1 Setting green targets Seeking accreditation GTBS
GT Business Scheme National sustainable tourism certification scheme Only national scheme to be independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) On behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales & the N. Ireland Tourist Board, endorsed by VisitScotland & Failte Ireland Businesses joining Green Tourism are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria
GT Business Scheme Good practice in all areas. Improved efficiency, review of all activities undertaken or influenced by the business & full legal compliance Excellent practice in all areas. Significant achievements to improve efficiency, purchase responsibly, involve customers, contribute to local economy, culture and community. Outstanding and exemplary best practice in all areas. Thorough and focused approach to sustainability and providing a quality and enhanced experience for all stakeholders.
GT Business Members Scotland 812 South West 402 South East 158 North West 171 North East 84 West Midlands 62 East England 113 East Midlands 58 Yorkshire 101 London 145 Wales 112 Channel Islands 18 Northern Ireland 17 Ireland 23 Isle of Man 3 Canada 28 Total 2307
7. Waste Everything is recycled (except polystyrene) Bulk ordering to reduce packaging Re-cycle locally (within 8 miles) Change in husbandry procedures i.e. Hedgehog Hospital use of towels
8. Sustainable Transport Cycle Parking & discount Rail Users Group (RUG) Station Wildlife Garden First Capital Connect train partnership & marketing campaign Cambridge to London Kings Cross line (7m users) Poster boards, tannoy announcements, on-line & social media Discounted entry
10. Innovation New Education Eco Barn Feature Garden HSAB
GTBS Audit Full day inspection Site inspection based on criteria Green File inspection
2012 Awards Shepreth WP scored 89% being awarded GOLD … and was shortlisted for the Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldstar Awards 2012 The shortlist is compiled from the highest scoring Gold graded businesses representing the greenest 2% of the total 2300 GTBS members Comments from the assessor: Shepreth have implemented a number of measures. Heavily involved in conservation, they have vetted suppliers on their ethical principle including sourcing of palm oil & set up their own conversation charity with successful fundraising. Other highlights from the audit include low E lighting, coach switch off policy, rail travel incentive, dedicated educational building, good insulation, excellent waste strategy, using waste food and comprehensive energy awareness. A strong entry to the scheme, worth a case study.
BIAZA Green Tourism Green Tourism Members in BIAZA GOLD Birdworld, Chester Zoo, Shepreth Wildlife Park, WWT Arundel, WWT London Wetland Centre, WWT Martin Mere, WWT Washington SILVER National Marine Aquarium, Oceanarium BRONZE Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park, Deep Sea World AWAITING GRADING The Scottish Deer Centre
BIAZA & GTBS Partnership ZSL London – Sponsoring Tiger Territory Durrell Zoo Jersey – Sponsoring Orang Utans, Chester Zoo – Sponsoring Parrot with Tony Juniper Newquay Zoo – Sponsoring Trinidad stream frog (Amphibian Ark) Amphibian Ark – Financial Support for the programme via meeting British Medical Association – Green meeting package including donation to ZSL Q Hotels & Jurys Inns, Hilton Aberdeen, Holiday Inn Edinburgh, Principle Hayley Group all sponsor animals through various charities as a condition of membership … but they could do more with Zoos
Green Tourism Week DIARY DATES … GREEN TOURISM CONFERENCE BRISTOL SCIENCE CENTRE 8TH NOVEMBER 2013 www.maximillionevents.co.uk/gtbs2013/index.asp
Kilimanjaro: Climbing for Conservation End of January 2014 Approx. 1,250 (plus flight) 7 day trekking Fundraising for conservation & raising awareness for the Pole-to-Pole 2014 campaign E: email@example.com
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