The Pensthorpe Conservation Centre is our ‘hub’ where we bring together our extensive expertise in husbandry and conservation practices. It is here that we care for some of our captive-bred species and incorporates a cranery, large open-planned enclosures and a biosecure area for our concrakes.
The Trust works predominantly with wetland and farmland species with a focus on cranes, turtle doves, corncrakes and several species of waders. Many species that the Trust works with are globally endangered such as Baer’s Pochard, Grey-crowned Crane, Laysan Teal, Red-breasted Goose, Scaly-sided Merganser and Northern Bald Ibis. Other species are losing their natural habitat at an unsustainable rate, particularly wetland habitats, showcasing both the endangered species and their associated habitat is a vital part of the work that the Trust undertakes.
Developing the link between habitat and species will be incorporated in exciting plans for the future of the Pensthorpe Conservation Centre.