The Curraghs Wildlife Park is the Isle of Man’s only zoo. Constructed at the edge of the Ballaugh Curraghs a site of scientific interest (Ramsar site) the Park attracts visitors from across the Island and is a popular destination for tourists.
The Park is a committed member of the zoological organisations BIAZA (Brittish and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and EAZA the European Association. BIAZA is a professional organization which represents its members and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums. It leads and supports its members:
to inspire people
to help conserve the natural world
to participate in effective cooperative conservation programmes
to deliver the highest quality environmental education, training and research
to achieve the highest standards of animal care and welfare in zoos, aquariums and in the wild.
One of the key aims of these organisations is conservation breeding which is organised Europe wide and cooperation is needed with other international zoos.