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Sustainability

As a conservation organisation, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. You can learn more about a few of our initiatives below!

From our daily operations to our long-term strategies, we are unwaveringly committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and promoting eco-friendly practices. Our initiatives are carefully crafted to ensure that they not only benefit the species and habitats we work to protect but also contribute to the broader goal of building a sustainable future for our planet.

One of the ways we actively promote sustainability is by fostering partnerships with the business community. We engage the business community in sustainability issues through networking opportunities, and our plans are aligned with local, regional and national policies to support low carbon economy. Internationally, we bring green technology and sustainability solutions to the field to support community conservation initiatives.

By sharing a glimpse into a few of our initiatives, we hope to inspire others to join us in our mission to create a more sustainable relationship between humanity and the natural world that we are part of. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and ensure a brighter future for all species, including our own.

energy centre at Marwell Zoo

Environmental Stewardship

Our Environmental Policy is designed to improve performance and efficiency and to encourage responsible behaviour in staff, guests, business partners and the communities with whom we interact.

 

Help us zero in on waste

A “circular economy” is where nothing is wasted, and all materials are reused in some form. At Marwell, we’re working toward achieving this and becoming an organisation where nothing escapes into the environment.

 

Marwell keepers scoop up animal poo

Harnessing the power of zoo poo

Marwell Zoo has become the first of its kind to generate renewable energy using animal waste. Zoo poo from endangered species such as Grevy’s zebra, Scimitar-horned oryx, and African wild ass will heat our largest buildings using biomass technology.

A wallaby sits in front of solar panels at Marwell Zoo

Our mission to reduce carbon

The global concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen and at the same time the impacts of climate change have been become ever more apparent. Learn more about our mission toward reducing carbon!

Ethical Sourcing Policy

Our Ethical Purchasing Policy is designed to manage our supply chain in support of our charitable objectives , promoting sustainable and socially responsible business practises including efficient use of natural resources and minimising or eliminating harmful emissions, and respecting human rights.