- 09/18/2023Press release
Bale Mountains National Park (Ethiopia) becomes a World Heritage Site09/18/2023Press release
Bale Mountains National Park (Ethiopia) becomes a World Heritage Site
Frankfurt Zoological Society congratulates Ethiopia and specifically our partner, the National Parks Authority of the country on receiving “World Heritage Site” status for two new sites in the country. As a long-standing supporter of Bale Mountains National Park we are happy that the park is now listed as a UNESCO … Read more
In Loving Memory of Captain Bernard Michael Shayo06/07/2023News
In Loving Memory of Captain Bernard Michael Shayo
The world of conservation and aviation mourns the loss of a true champion today. Captain Bernard Michael Shayo, a passionate and dedicated conservation pilot, who tragically lost his life in a plane crash on May 18, 2023.
In Loving Memory of Aman Mgogollo06/07/2023News
In Loving Memory of Aman Mgogollo
The conservation community mourns the tragic loss of Aman John Mgogollo, a brilliant and dedicated GIS specialist, who lost his life in a plane crash in Matambwe, Tanzania, on May 18, 2023. With profound sadness, we remember Aman’s exceptional contributions to conservation and his unwavering commitment to preserving our natural … Read more
50 Years Manu National Park – World Champion of Diversity05/25/2023News
50 Years Manu National Park – World Champion of Diversity
Manu National Park in Peru is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Located in the southeast of the country, the protected area is not only a world champion of biodiversity, but also an outstanding example of a close connection between nature and tradition. It is rightly a UNESCO World Heritage Site and … Read more
Two FZS staff and TANAPA ranger killed in tragic plane crash05/19/2023News
Two FZS staff and TANAPA ranger killed in tragic plane crash
Two of our colleagues and one TANAPA ranger were killed in the crash of our Cessna 182 in Nyerere National Park, Tanzania, on Thursday 18 May.
Albert Salemgareyev Wins Whitley Award04/27/2023News
Albert Salemgareyev Wins Whitley Award
Albert Salemgareyev from our partner Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Whitley Award. He received the award for managing the Saiga Antelope Boom in Kazakhstan.
In the Paper Ecosystem04/21/2023News
In the Paper Ecosystem
The world is becoming ever more digital and so are files and documents. Yet, in the basement of the Zoogesellschaftshaus, the building that houses FZS’s offices, countless old paper documents lie dormant. Lucky for us, as they tell the history of our organization and provide insights into nature conservation work … Read more
- 03/27/2023Project update
Four kulans for Alibi03/27/2023Project update
Four kulans for Alibi
Last November, FZS supported a transport of kulans to the Torgai steppe in central Kazakhstan for the third time. Veterinary student Anne Dohrmann took part in this translocation. In freezing temperatures, she spent many weeks at the remote reintroduction site and ranger station “Alibi” to observe the new arrivals
- 12/15/2022Project update
North Luangwa National Park awarded for conservation excellence12/15/2022Project update
North Luangwa National Park awarded for conservation excellence
At COP15 in Montreal, Canada, the IUCN announced that North Luangwa National Park is the first Park in Zambia to be part of its Green List, which recognizes protected areas that have been fairly governed, effectively managed and that respect local communities through fair and meaningful engagement.
- 12/15/2022Project update
More Kulan return home12/15/2022Project update
More Kulan return home
Four Kulan, an Asiatic wild ass, were transported 2,100 km by helicopter to an area where the species once roamed.