Discover more at Beale Park.
All competitors and their family and friends are given discounted entry into Beale Park on race day.
There is fun an excitement for the whole family awaiting within the park, including
Little Tikes outdoor village
Click here to find out more about what there is to do at Beale park.
Whilst you are there you will be working towards helping extremely important conversation projects, read on to find out more...
Conservation at Beale Park
Many animals and the habitats in which they live are in danger of disappearing, principally due to pressures put on them by human activities including hunting, and the clearance of land for building and agriculture. These factors are compounded by natural environmental pressures and increasing recent concern over pollution and global changes in climate.
Beale Park is committed to the conservation of rare and endangered species and believes that the protection of these animals, plants and ecosystems is vitally important. By caring for and supporting conservation initiatives we are able to contribute to species and habitat survival.
The Park currently manages six main projects and supports others, each of which falls into a different category or type of conservation initiative. These categories are listed below:
1) Breeding – the breeding of animals to preserve the species for the future and for their re-introduction back into the wild if and when suitable conditions allow.
2) Gene pool (studbook) – acting as hosts to animals from other collections to assist in their breeding initiatives, designed to maintain or increase numbers of rare and endangered species.
3) Sponsorship – donations made by the Park in support of initiatives by other conservation organisations.
4) Practical Support – the loan or provision of Beale Park resources – either manpower or equipment in support of conservation initiatives.