Nestled in the beautiful Alameda Botanic Gardens, the AWCP is home to a collection of both exotic and native species. The AWCP is the only Wildlife Park in Gibraltar.

The Wildlife Park cares for exotic animals confiscated by Gibraltar customs, unwanted exotic pets and animals such as the Cotton-topped tamarin, on loan from international Zoos, to raise awareness of important endangered species through conservation education.

An essential role of the park is the conservation of threatened species. Partaking in international conservation projects that support species in the wild.

The Alameda Wildlife Park began in 1994 as a collection of parrots, land tortoises and monkeys confiscated from illegal traders who were passing through Gibraltar. The local Customs authorities handed these animals to G.O.N.H.S., (Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society), who did their best to help. 

At first there were no enclosures to house them but, with help from G.O.N.H.S. volunteers and with the permission of Wildlife (Gibraltar) Ltd, a number of cages were built at the Alameda Gardens. 

Due to lack of space and the number of confiscated animals, the Alameda Miniature Golf course was cleared after many years of neglect and modified into a small conservation park, again entirely through volunteer help. 

Although the main purpose of the Wildlife Conservation Park was to house confiscated animals, it became apparent that, if finished properly it could also be open to the public to make people aware not only about illegal animal trade but also about local wildlife conservation.

More information such as opening times and prices can be found on www.awcp.gi