Our planet faces many challenges and threats to its biodiversity.
The AWCP is committed to the conservation of species and habitats across the planet. As a small zoo, we can still have a big impact by helping to spread awareness of the issues and encouraging and inspiring our visits and community to act and make positive changes to help save the planet, before it's too late.
We actively promote and support sustainable action locally and globally and where ever possible, lead by example.
We take sustainability seriously at the AWCP and are always striving to reduce the impact we have on our environment. From reducing and eliminating Palm Oil from our supply chain, following the 3 R's and encouraging our visitors to do the same. We set up our 'Habits for Habitats' campaign in 2019 to encourage people to switch their habits to help the environment, habitats and species all over the world. Click HERE to find out more!
We have been actively involved in the ClimAct initiative and Sustainable Schools in Gibraltar. We offer informative Outreach and tours to raise awareness of sustainable action, Climate Change and its effects on Biodiversity, in relation to species we have at the Wildlife Park.
In 2020 we joined the European Union's Global Coalition for Biodiversity, adding its voice to over 150 institutions around the world.
Read our statement for biodiversity HERE
What we do:
We only use sustainable, compostable cups, cutlery and plates at our events and all our events only serve food that is meat and dairy-free to reduce our impact on the environment.
We utilise branches (browse) from the Botanic Gardens & Upper Rock to enrich our animals lives, these are later chipped for bedding and substrate. All our waste and 'Zoo Poo' will soon be processed in Gibraltar's first composter, to create our very own AWCP compost! A complete sustainable cycle.
We have a drinking water fountain installed (with added water filter) for visitors and staff to re-fill their re-usable bottles. We are now also selling aluminium AWCP drinking bottles on-site for just £4. We no longer sell plastic bottles.
To help our customers to be even more sustainable we also have our attractive FOAWP Tote bags on sale for a mere £4!!
We Recycle as far as possible and encourage our visitors to do the same.
We are organising events in Gibraltar with JustOneTree to plant trees in Madagascar, conserving habitats for species endemic to this region.
We look after our local wildlife by providing Bug & bee Hotels, bat boxes and bird boxes around the park & Botanic Gardens.
We rescue around 20 swift chicks every year before releasing them for their migration across the Straits to Africa.
What you can do:
Check out our Habits for Habitats Campaign and make a pledge to adopt positive habits that Help Habitats:
Create habitats at home - encourage wild flowers to grow, grow your own at home, install bird boxes, bat boxes or bug hotels.
Support conservation initiatives - now, more than ever, conservation projects all over the world, need our help.
Why not plant a tree instead of Birthday, Valentine's or Christmas presents? Or get one of the amazing tree planting initiatives like JustOneTree to do it for you! See our events for more information on the Valentine's Day - Green Uniform Day in Gibraltar this year!
Shop smart and eat smart - See our Conscious Eating & CutMeatNotTrees campaigns for more information.