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We're delighted to announce that Gwel an Mor Resort has been has been awarded Gold in the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Awards for the fifth year running.
Gwel an Mor, including Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, has achieved this accolade for conservation work every year since 2009, described by Professor Bellamy as the 'Green Olympics' for holiday parks.
Our conservation efforts are run by Gary and Alyson Zammit and their small team, as well as several volunteers.
Gwel an Mor’s 100 acre site includes deciduous woodland, grassland, a pond, a stream and farmland, all maintained for wildlife.
At the heart of our conservation programme is the not-for-profit Feadon Farm, which offers educational and fully-interactive wildlife experiences for all ages, residents of Gwel an Mor, school visits and members of the public alike.
Visitors can meet the resident farm animals including the reindeer brothers Nadelik and Lowen, hand-feed tame rescued foxes, fly birds of prey and discover the wildlife in the surrounding countryside and woodland.
Feadon Farm is also a wildlife sanctuary, taking in dozens of injured or abandoned baby animals and birds every year. The team release them back into the wild whenever they can, if not they find homes for them or adopt them themselves.
Over the past five years, our conservation team have built over 250 metres of Cornish hedging, placed over 40 bird breeding boxes and created insect hotels with local schools helping in their construction.
“The aim of the farm has always been to encourage people to care for and preserve the Cornish countryside, coast and wildlife, through education, interaction and fun,” said Gary. “We’re absolutely delighted to have achieved the Gold award for five years running.”
David Bellamy said he was "absolutely amazed" when he discovered just how much was being done by holiday parks to protect and enhance the environment.
"Many parks like this have created wildlife wonderlands, and I think it's time they were given deserved recognition for their big commitment," said Professor Bellamy.
Our award was made following a detailed audit of our environmental policies, supported by comments made by holidaymakers and visitors.