Grab That Gap

Our Grab That Gap campaign encourages all our collections to grab a small (approx. 10m2) area of unused space on their site (for example a stand-off barrier or a grass verge), and plant it up in Spring with wildflower seeds, provided by Emorsgate Seeds.  This is part of a wider effort to improve management of our sites for native species.

We’re hoping that zoo staff, volunteers, schools and other groups will be able to get involved and we’re asking for photos of the site prep, planting, ongoing management and of course the beautiful end results to be shared on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #GrabThatGap2018. All those BIAZA collections who have registered and who share photos on their social media, tagging BIAZA, will receive a Grab That Gap certificate, and will be entered into a prize draw to win a beautiful tree to plant on their site, kindly provided by our campaign sponsors Lycetts Insurance.

For more information on planting wildflowers check out the Flora locale website.  By clicking on the 'Create a Meadow' icon on the Flora locale homepage you can access a list of training opportunities, technical notes and case studies of other growing projects.

Members can find campaign resources (after logging into the member's dashboard) here.

Supporting Members

Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Crocodiles Of The World Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park Hobbledown Lycetts Insurance Brokers Tayto Park Lakes Aquarium Louise Wisniewski Manor Wildlife Park Exploris Aquarium Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park Wild Planet Trust - Living Coasts RZSS - Edinburgh Zoo ZSL - Whipsnade Zoo ZSL - London Zoo Yorkshire Wildlife Park WWT Castle Espie WWT Arundel Woburn Safari Park Longleat West Midland Safari  & Leisure Park Lake District Wildlife Park Tropiquaria Zoo Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park Dudley Zoological Gardens Jersey Zoo Exmoor Zoological Park Flamingo Land Folly Farm Hawk Conservancy Trust Isle of Wight Zoo New Forest Wildlife Park Old MacDonald's Farm Paradise Wildlife Park Raptor Foundation Reaseheath Mini Zoo RZSS - Highland Wildlife Park The Scottish Deer Centre Shaldon Wildlife Trust Shepreth Wildlife Park Wild Planet Trust - Paignton Zoo Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens Tilgate Nature Centre Linton Zoo Conservation Park Blue Planet Aquarium Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park Blackpool Zoo Birdworld Belfast Zoological Gardens Battersea Park Children's Zoo Amazona Zoo Chessington World of Adventures Drayton Manor Zoo Deep Sea World Curraghs Wildlife Park Colchester Zoo