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Show case of future plans for Jamaica's Hope Gardens and the Zoo

Show case of future plans for Jamaica's Hope Gardens and the Zoo

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    • February 7, 2006 The New Hope Zoo and Gardens
    • HOPE ESTATES LAYOUT- Aerial View Zoo Expansion area Coconut park Gardens Total of 230 acres(90ha) FOUNTAIN GARDEN MAZE MICRODAM LILY POND
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Memories of times past
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    • Proposed developments for the Gardens
    • Botanical museum and herbarium
    • Installation of lighting and fencing
    • Redesign of entrances
    • Historic Entrance
    • Main entrance (east gate)
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    • Gazebos and guard houses
    • SCENIC AVENUES DIVI –DIVI WALK
    • Sunken Gardens EVENT SPACES
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    • The Orchid house
    • Fountain garden
    • MAZE
    • Butterfly and Blind gardens
    • Conservation and research
    • Ornamental gardens
    • Plant nursery
    • The Plant Nursery- cost centre Propagating cuttings in the Misthouse
    • Sun-loving plants in Shadehouse
    • Misthouse
    • Hope Zoo - The New Concept
    • EXISTING ZOO –SINCE 1961
    • Plan of exhibit concept                                                                                            
    • Jamaican Paradise & Naturale
    • African outpost
    • The Americas
    • Biodiversity house Jamaican fruit bat Croaking lizard, Gecko Swallowtail butterfly Dolphin
    • PROPOSED PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT Crocodile Black billed Parrot Ocelots Petting zoo
    • Phase 1 : Crocodile exhibit
      • Funding approved, construction to be started.
      • Features to include
      • - underwater viewing section
      • - feeding station
      • - elevated walkway
    • Crocodile exhibit (aerial view)
    • Crocodile exhibit
    • Phase 1: Ocelot enclosure
      • Construction completed
      • Awaiting sourcing and approval of importation of ocelots
    • Ocelot enclosure
    • Phase 1: Black billed parrot aviary
      • To house the endemic Jamaican black billed parrot
      • Endangered species
    • Aviary - Black-billed parrot
    • 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.
    • Petting zoo
    • EXISTING ENTRY
    • Administrative offices
    • Completed projects: Fountain Gardens
    • Completed projects: Shell Bandstand
    • Completed Projects: Petting Zoo
    • Completed projects: Vendor Kiosks at Entrance to Hope Zoo
    • Completed projects: Hardening of Shadehouse in Nursery
    • Completed projects: Annual Gardens
    • Completed Projects: Butterfly Gardens
    • Timelines for the Development of proposed projects Phase I Year 1 Phase 1 Zoo Jamaican Paradise and Naturale Approx. 7 – 10 mths Animal Hospital Approx. 6 mths Phase 1 Gardens (including fencing & lighting) Approx. 8 mths Orchid House Approx. 4 mths Jogging Trail Approx. 3 mths Ornamental Gardens Start Nursery Development Approx. 6 mths
    • Timelines for the Development of proposed projects Phase II Year 2 –3 Phase 2 Zoo African Outpost Start to completion Phase 2 Gardens Botanical Museum 1 year JCDT Building Start Theme Park (formerly Coconut Park) Start Roads and car parks Start Ornamental Gardens Continuation
    • Timelines for the Development of proposed projects Phase III Yr 3 –5 Phase 3 Zoo: The Americas Start to completion Phase 3 Gardens Ornamental Gardens Continuation Conservation & Research Facilities Start JCDT Building Completion
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