The PCT shares visitor facilities with Pensthorpe including café, shop and park. Opening times are the same as Pensthorpe and entrance prices for both the PCT and Pensthorpe are incorporated in a single joint admission charge. For opening times and prices please click here.
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The PCT is a charitable Trust and operates exclusively on a not for profit basis, under the guidance of its Trustees. These are currently Professor David Bellamy OBE (chair), Dr George Archibald, Bill Jordan MBE, Deb Jordan, Jed Jordan and Tim Nevard OAM. Tim Nevard, is a doctoral researcher at Charles Darwin University, leading a study into the evolutionary ecology and behaviour of Sarus cranes and Brolgas in tropical Australia, Tim is the recently-retired founding chairman of the Norfolk Rivers Trust; and the co-Founder of the Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland. Dr Archibald is the co-Founder of the International Crane Foundation. Bill Jordan is the current chairman of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The Trust's Patron is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT.
The core philosophy is to seek to gain additional traction for its work through collaborating with other like-minded organisations. The PCT already has ongoing collaborations with the RSPB, the WWT and the Norfolk Ornithologists Association as well as a twinning relationship with the Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve, in Queensland, Australia.
The PCT's conservation partnership with Conservation Grade Producers puts conservation right at the heart of commerce and sustainable farming. Through this relationship, the PCT has been able to leverage funding and expertise into a wide variety of conservation projects, including research into sustainable farming techniques and practises and a new project to save the Turtle Dove as a breeding bird in the UK which begins in 2012.
The PCT is committed to collaboration and partnership as a core means of delivering biodiversity conservation. It is engaged in a series of exciting projects, designed to bring back biodiversity to an increasingly ecologically impoverished countryside, involving as many people as possible. This can involve partnerships with individual landholders, groups, businesses, organisations and all levels of government.