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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.
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
Crocodile exhibit (finalized working drawings, construction to start)
Flamingo exhibit (Design stage)
Refurbishment of lion exhibit (awaiting funding)
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)
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
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