Huge celebrations are in order for Marwell Wildlife and Zoo in Hampshire after being awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.
The award was announced on the Queen’s birthday and recognises leaders in the field who place sustainability at the heart of their organisation.
Marwell Wildlife is a conservation charity which owns and operates Marwell Zoo, self-described as a centre for the enjoyment of nature, learning, sustainability, and scientific endeavour, and which funds charitable delivery around the world.
The award was made in recognition of their achievements in biodiversity conservation, education, and sustainability and highlights successes in reintroducing the extinct scimitar-horned oryx to its natural range in Tunisia solely from captive-bred stock, as well as their unique Energy for Life: Tropical House, which, installed in 2021, has been processing zoo animal waste for conversion into carbon-neutral heat to power the park’s buildings.
Congratulations to Marwell Wildlife, their staff, volunteers and supporters!