Zoos

 

Save the Rhino International has worked extremely closely with zoos for nearly 15 years, beginning with Chester Zoo and our joint funding for East African black rhino programmes. In 2005-6, we acted as the delivery organisation for the “Save the Rhinos campaign 2005-6” held in partnership with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. This campaign raised over 660,000 euros and introduced us to many more zoos and many more field programmes; we continue to support several of these since the campaign. We are very grateful to the following zoos, who have provided grants – in many cases, for several years – for rhino conservation programmes in the field:

Cotswold Wildlife ParkCotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Folly FarmFolly Farm

 

 

 

Association Ecofaune Virement - La Barben Parc

 

Association Ecofaune Virement (Parc Zoologique de la Barben)

Safari Park Beekse and Bergen

 

 

Safari Park Beekse and Bergen 

Zoo La Boissière du Doré

Zoo La Boissière du Doré

 

 

Berlin Zoo

Berlin Zoo

Colchester Zoo Action For the Wild

Colchester Zoo

Dublinzoo

Dublin Zoo

European Assocciation of Zoos and Aquaria

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

Foundation Le Pal NatureFoundation Le Pal Nature

Kruthenborg Park and Safari

Kruthenborg Park and Safari

Zoo Krefeld

Zoo Krefeld

Opel Zoo

     Opel Zoo

 

 

London Zoo

     London Zoo

Zoo Aquarium de MadridZoo Aquarium de Madrid

 

 

chester zoo

Chester Zoo

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Zoological Society of East Anglia

 

Tallinn Zoo

Tallinn Zoo

 

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park

 

 

West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

Paignton Zoo Logo

Paignton Zoo

Zoo Zlin

Zoo Zlin

Zoom Torino

Zoom Torino

Montpellier Zoo

Montpellier Zoo

Rotterdam Zoo

Rotterdam Zoo

 

Salzburg Zoo

Salzburg Zoo

Schwerin Zoo

Schwerin Zoo

Wilhelma Zoo

 

Wilhelma Zoo

In addition to financial support through Save the Rhino for in situ rhino programmes, EAZA member zoos have also provided technical expertise and support:

 

  • We recruited Chester Zoo’s Education Department to provide expert advice / mentoring / training / funding for the environmental education programmes in Laikipia (Kenya) and in Mkomazi (Tanzania)
  • We recruited the Zoological Society of London’s Discovery and Learning Department to provide expert advice / mentoring / training / curriculum development for the environmental education programme, Lolesha Luangwa, in North Luangwa (Zambia). This in-kind support was valued at US $26,000 for the second half of 2012
  • We recruited Chester Zoo’s Conservation and Research Department to build an Access database for the Big Life Foundation in Kenya
  • We facilitated a visit by staff from Knowsley Safari Park, which provides annual donations, to the Lowveld Conservancies in Zimbabwe
  • More recently, we arranged visits by MET staff to Chester and Chessington Zoos in the UK to see their black and white rhino facilities respectively

 

Finally, Save the Rhino works closely with the EAZA Rhino Taxon Advisory Group Chair, Dr Friederike von Houwald, and the white rhino EEP Coordinator, Lars Versteege, on recruiting further support from zoos for rhino programmes. To that end, SRI’s Director, Cathy Dean, spoke at the 2012 EAZA Rhino TAG meeting (and will do so again in 2013) and funded the international flight costs for Dr Mike Knight, Chair of the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group, to address the same meeting. Cathy has also given talks to members or at conferences held by Chessington World of Adventure, Chester Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Zoo de Thoiry and the Zoological Society of London.