Native Species Conservation Programme
Working with national and local conservation partners, Chester Zoo is involved in conservation of many threatened UK species.
These include Sand Lizards, Freshwater Pearl Mussels, Hazel Dormouse and Black Poplars. Chester Zoo staff provide practical help in addition to advice and funding. Wildlife recording is an important part of this programme, and staff work alongside rECOrd, the local biodiversity recording centre for Cheshire, on the Count Me In! project. The project runs wildlife training courses to encourage the community to play a key role in recording the biodiversity of the area.
For a project update, and to see how you can get involved with local wildlife, please visit www.record-lrc.co.uk
The zoo is currently working to protect eight threatened plant species:
Black Poplar and Limestone Woundwort
MacKay's Horsetail , Isle of Man Cabbage and Floating Water Plantain
Wild Cotoneaster, Common Juniper and Grass-Wrack Pondweed
Read more about our Native Species conservation.
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