Paradise Park is a wildlife sanctuary in Cornwall, UK which is home to many species of parrots. It was opened in 1973 by Mike Reynolds, who went on to establish the World Parrot Trust in 1989.
Mike recognised that many of the parrot family were in danger of extinction, not only because of habitat loss which many species face, but also because parrots are beautiful, charismatic and have the ability to talk. This put them under the additional pressure of being captured in large numbers for the pet trade, and he was determined to do something to help.
All at the Park are committed to helping parrots whenever they can, and this includes giving much staff time, free office and shop space, and publicity initiatives. As well as expertise, raising funds for conservation projects is given high priority, and this is done in many ways including collecting boxes and at our shows. Between 1989 and 2006 a total of £159,450 was raised in cash donations alone.