Natural Partners

Manor House Wildlife Park have become members of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, offering support in a variety of exciting ways.

‘It’s all about joined-up thinking’, said Anna Ryder Richardson, announcing the new zoonique and special partnership with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. These two organisations have come together to look at ways they can support each other with conservation-led activities.

The Wildlife Trusts of Wales work in partnership with like-minded organisations and businesses to stand up for wildlife and the environment. They create and enhance wildlife havens. And Manor House Wildlife Park set in 52 organic acres of Pembrokeshire parkland is surely a wildlife haven.

With a strong commitment to inclusivity both the Wildlife Trust and Manor House have a mission to protect and enhance an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.

Mid July saw the launch of the new partnership in the entrance hall at Manor House. An ever cheerful Anna warmly welcomed Chief Executive Sarah Kessell. Sarah presented Anna with the Park’s Platinum Membership Certificate and then they they both took a look at the stunning new partnership display.

‘We’re on a mission’, said Anna, ‘the Welsh landscape is so rich, so wonderful, we need to secure it for our children. This is a special moment for us. We’ve learnt so much from the Trust. We’re grateful for this partnership, and we very much look forward to working together… It’s the badger and camel synergy’, she explained. ‘Mr Brock has put on an extension (without the aid of designer, I might add!), under Camel Corner – imagine it!’

Sarah Kessell agreed, ‘Understanding the connections between all living things is vital’, she said, ‘this is why building partnerships is so important to our work.’

‘We’ve build a great relationship with Marten and Sam at the Darwin Centre’, said Anna, ‘they are truly inspirational. And this new partnership confirms the importance of working and pulling together to achieve a sustainable future.

Wildlife Trust’s Sarah Kessell confirmed the importance of partnerships with the wider community: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for the Wildlife Trust to spread the word about our work. By working together we hope to raise the profile of some of our rich and diverse Welsh wildlife.’