After 55 wonderful years of flying demonstrations, animal encounters and unique experiences, the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent is closing doors with immediate effect.
From Thursday 17 February 2022, the popular Gloucestershire attraction will permanently close to the public due to the financial impact of Covid-19 – however, the charity will be honouring its current commitments, continuing with the season’s Owl Evenings and experience days, up until Wednesday 16 March 2022.
Moving forward, with the birds being its first priority, ICBP will move a small selection of its feathered residents to a new location – creating a new, private facility dedicated to its conservation and breeding efforts.
All vultures will be going to a specialist vulture facility in Wales and the remaining birds will either be returned to their owners, as they’re on loan, or found a new home by the expert team.
The centre also plans to develop and deliver an innovative string of specialist courses and lectures to support the wider conservation community.