The New Hope Zoo and Gardens

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  • 1. February 7, 2006 The New Hope Zoo and Gardens
  • 2. HOPE ESTATES LAYOUT- Aerial View Zoo Expansion area Coconut park Gardens Total of 230 acres(90ha) FOUNTAIN GARDEN MAZE MICRODAM LILY POND
  • 3. Nature Preservation Foundation
    • A duly incorporated company that is a non-profit, non-governmental body formed by the stakeholders of the Hope Estates namely National Wildlife Foundation (NWF), Fairshare Ltd.and the Jamaica Orchid Society (JOS)
    • Leased to the NPF by the Commissioner of lands for a period of 49 years from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2053. Assumed responsibility of the Estates on May 16, 2005.
    • Approved as a charitable organization
  • 4. NPF’s Mission Statement
    • To develop and manage Hope Zoo and the Royal Botanic Gardens as a sustainable facility for environmental education, applied research, recreation, wildlife and flora conservation for Jamaica and the region; and to position the facility as part of the Tourism Product
  • 5. Partnerships to support the Mission
    • Government of Jamaica
    • Private Sector
    • Donor agencies locally and international
    • Tertiary institutions
    • Multiple embassies and consulates
    • International Gardens and Zoos
    • Community groups
    • Other non-government organizations
  • 6. Hope Zoo - The New Concept
  • 7. EXISTING ZOO –SINCE 1961
  • 8. New Exhibit concept
    • Jamaica Paradise and Naturale
    • African Outpost
    • The Americas
    • Biodiversity House
  • 9. Plan of exhibit concept                                                                                            
  • 10. Jamaican Paradise & Naturale
  • 11. African outpost
  • 12. The Americas
  • 13. Biodiversity house Jamaican fruit bat Croaking lizard, Gecko Swallowtail butterfly Dolphin
  • 14. Redevelopment of Hope Zoo
    • Hope Zoo is currently in Phase 1 development stage.
    • To date some projects have been completed.
  • 15. PROPOSED PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT Crocodile Black billed Parrot Ocelots Petting zoo
  • 16. Phase 1 : Crocodile exhibit
    • Funding approved, construction to be started.
    • Features to include
    • - underwater viewing section
    • - feeding station
    • - elevated walkway
  • 17. Crocodile exhibit (aerial view) Crocodile pool Underwater viewing section Elevated walkway
  • 18. Crocodile exhibit
  • 19. Phase 1: Ocelot enclosure
    • Construction completed
    • Awaiting sourcing and approval of importation of ocelots
  • 20. Ocelot enclosure
  • 21. Phase 1: Black billed parrot aviary
    • To house the endemic Jamaican black billed parrot
    • Endangered species
  • 22. Aviary - Black-billed parrot
  • 23. Phase 1: Petting Zoo
    • Aim: to allow patrons to have close contact with the animals, domestic and non-domestic. Allows them to foster a greater appreciation for animals.
  • 24. Petting zoo
  • 25. EXISTING ENTRY
  • 26. Entrance to Zoo
    • Entrance to be altered
    • New structure:
    • - increase functionality
    • -improve aesthetics
  • 27. Administrative offices
  • 28. Summary of Zoo projects
    • African Outpost
    • Biodiversity house -
    • Jamaican Aviary (walkthrough)
    • Zoo Entry buildings
    • Purchase of animals
    • Renovation of Monkey Island-
    • Flamingo Exhibit
    • Butterfly Exhibit
    • Wild Bird Exhibit
  • 29. Completed Zoo Projects
    • Petting Zoo
    • Vending Kiosks
    • Black billed parrot
    • aviary
  • 30. Incipient projects
    • Crocodile exhibit (finalized working drawings, construction to start)
    • Flamingo exhibit (Design stage)
    • Refurbishment of lion exhibit (awaiting funding)
  • 31. Timelines for the Development of proposed projects Phase I Approx. 7 – 10 mths Phase 1 Zoo Jamaican Paradise and Naturale Approx. 6 mths Animal Hospital Year 1 Start Ornamental Gardens Approx. 6 mths Nursery Development Approx. 3 mths Jogging Trail Approx. 4 mths Orchid House Approx. 8 mths Phase 1 Gardens (including fencing & lighting)
  • 32. Timelines for the Development of proposed projects Phase II Start Roads and car parks Start Theme Park (formerly Coconut Park) Phase 2 Gardens Start to completion Phase 2 Zoo African Outpost Start JCDT Building Year 2 –3 Continuation Ornamental Gardens 1 year Botanical Museum
  • 33. Timelines for the Development of proposed projects Phase III Phase 3 Gardens Start to completion Phase 3 Zoo: The Americas Completion JCDT Building Start Conservation & Research Facilities Continuation Ornamental Gardens Yr 3 –5