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Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire

Projects > The Barn Owl Centre, Hempsted

New aviaries and quarantine

Posted: 20th December 2010

Funding: £14,000
Scheme Type: Normal Grants
Project Type: Wildlife & Environmental Projects
Area: Gloucester City Council

The Barn Owl Centre, Netheridge Farm, Netheridge Close, Hempsted, Gloucester, GL2 5LE

Established in 1997 to support education and bird welfare, The Barn Owl Centre helps inspire the next generation of conservationists. To date, the Centre has more than 1,200 owl boxes across Gloucestershire and the surrounding countryside, providing much needed housing for Barn Owls, Tawny Owls, Little Owls and Kestrels.

In total, the Centre supports 38 captive bred birds, ranging from owls and hawks, to falcons and the Golden Eagle. It was first created to home birds that were unwanted pets. Long term, the Centre aims to bring communities together to benefit and learn about wildlife and the environment.

With the grant from The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, the Centre has built new aviaries and quarantine facilities, further improving the services the Centre can offer to both wildlife and the community.