The nature conservation zoo is involved in a number of international conservation projects.

This includes in-situ projects, i.e. Projects in which animal species are protected on site in their habitat, as well as ex-situ projects in which animal species outside their habitat are supported by targeted breeding.

We work with the following international species conservation projects:

Red Pandas - Nepal

For many years we have been involved in the Red Panda Network's efforts to protect the Red Panda in Nepal. Education and training work, the training of local rangers to protect the Red Pandas, habitat research and genetic studies are intended to sustain the Red Panda in western Nepal.


Griffon Vulture - Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna has established a release program for griffon vultures. Offspring from the Görlitz nature conservation zoo have already been released in Bulgaria as part of this project. To ensure that these animals find their way in their new environment - after a settling-in period in an aviary - they are equipped with GPS transmitters for monitoring.


Gold head lion monkey - Brazil

The Mata Atlântica rainforest is one of the most biodiverse and threatened areas on earth. Today, only seven to twelve percent of them are intact.

AMAP is helping to secure new habitats for the golden lion monkeys through land acquisition and afforestation, currently by foresting a corridor between two forest areas.

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Otter - Lower Havel

The Lower Havel is one of the most important wetlands in Central Europe. NABU wants to renaturalize the developed river and create new natural paradises. In a decade, the Lower Havel should be a living river again.


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Manul - Central Asia

To protect an animal, you first have to understand its way of life.
PICA (Pallas’s Cat International Conservation Alliance) conducts field research around the Manule - which are also called Pallas cats. The shy animals are observed with the help of wildlife cameras.


riverine rabbit - South Africa

The Bushman bunny is considered to be one of the rarest and most endangered mammals.
The animals are endemic to the Karoo and have specialized in a very specific habitat, which, as expected, is very limited in a desert region.


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