11 23/11/2010

WAZA Project of the Month

  • Red panda

The World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) launched its branded conservation project scheme back in 2003, aiming to promote the success of field conservation carried out and supported by zoos and aquaria.

Chester Zoo’s Sichuan Forest Biodiversity Project, which forms part of our China Conservation Programme was successfully accepted onto this scheme this month. This project has been supported by the Zoo since 2002 and focuses on community based conservation in and around the forest’s of Sichuan in China, home to threatened species such as the Red Panda and the Sichuan-hill Partridge.

By receiving the WAZA brand, each project can increase its global recognition and help to promote the role of zoos in wildlife conservation. For more information please visit the WAZA website

Images courtesy of Dai Bo (above) and Mamize Nature Reserve, China.