Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, Gibraltar
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
The Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park is a small wildlife park situated in the Botanic Gardens in Gibraltar.HistoryThe Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park began in 1994 as a collection of parrots, tortoises and monkeys all confiscated from illegal traders who were passing through Gibraltar. The local Customs authorities handed these animals to the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society (GONHS).In 1996 the Alameda Miniature Golf Course was cleared after many years of neglect and modified into a small conservation park, again entirely through volunteer help.TodayAlthough the main purpose of the park was to house confiscated animals, it became apparent that, if finished properly, it could also be open to the public to make people aware not only about illegal animal trade but also about local wildlife conservation. The park has also become important for the care of native species that are considered for future re-introduction to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, such as the red fox, the raven and the Barbary partridge.The park has become an important educational resource for local schools, helping to raise awareness of not only the rich local biodiversity but also of wider conservation issues.Work out when and for how long to visit Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park and other Gibraltar attractions using our handy Gibraltar holiday planner.
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Hidden away in the Botanical Gardens, this small wildlife park hosts a number of Barbary apes as well as some of the more exotic iguanas and birds which have been confiscated by Gibraltar Custom or ab... read more »
Very educarional. We learnt a lot about the illegal trade in wild animals. Quirky but homely layout of this unusual little zoo where the animals are easy to see. Learnt a lot from Simon, one of the an... read more »
Great Wildlife Conservation Park, it puts our awareness and educational campaigns into perspective and raises the importance of wildlife around us! Also, promotes the Nautilus Project, an excellent in... read more »
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