November 2011: We have received a BIAZA award for our conservation project with Global Tiger Patrol.
Conservation is a major aspect of the zoo's mission. We want to do everything we can to protect the animals we love in their natural environment, and safeguard the future of each species.
We contribute to conservation in a number of different ways. We take part in the European Breeding Programmes for several species of animals, particularly in our primate section. We also have strategies in place to make education about the natural world as accessible as possible, with the hope of inspiring the next generation of conservationists.
We also contribute funds to in situ conservation work, directly helping wild animals. We contribute to two main projects, each reflecting the specialisms of our zoo.
- We work with Global Tiger Patrol to support a project in Kudremukh National Park, India. The zoo is the sole funder of the project, which aims to support local advocacy for tigers in the park.
- We also sponsor an Agroforestry Station run by the Madagascar Fauna Group. Destructive farming methods are a major threat to Madagascar's wildlife, including the lemurs we love at the zoo. By educating people about sustainable farming the station helps improve the lives of the people and the animals.
Betampona agroforestry station in Madagascar