10 04/10/2010

Platinum Award from EAZA

Each year, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) run a conservation campaign to highlight and raise funds for a particular conservation issue.

From 2008-2010, this was the European Carnivore Campaign which focused on two themes over the two years – ‘Living Together’ and ‘Stop Poison in Europe’.  As the campaign came to end at the EAZA conference in Verona earlier this month, Chester Zoo had raised a total of €20,000 and received a platinum certificate from EAZA.  The funds, along with money raised by other EAZA organisations for the campaign, will go towards European Carnivore conservation projects.  For more information please visit the campaign website http://www.carnivorecampaign.eu/ 

Watch this space for further information on the 2011 EAZA Ape Campaign.

Otter photo credit  Rob Doolaard.

Vulture photo credit Francisco Mingorance