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The New Hope Gardens and Zoo

The New Hope Gardens and Zoo



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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    The New Hope Gardens and Zoo The New Hope Gardens and Zoo Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • Proposed developments for the Gardens
    • Botanical museum and herbarium
    • Installation of lighting and fencing
    • Redesign of entrances
    • Historic Entrance
    • Main entrance (east gate)
    • Gazebos and guard houses
    • Sunken Gardens EVENT SPACES
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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