The leap of pathogens from animals to humans is getting easier07/05/2022Blog
The leap of pathogens from animals to humans is getting easier
Zoonoses are part of life on earth. But the destruction of biodiversity combined with climate change is affecting ecosystems worldwide. This could bring us even more pandemics in the future.
Finding wild bonobos06/29/2022Blog
Finding wild bonobos
Our photographer Daniel Rosengren traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take pictures of FZS work being conducted in Lomami National Park. An extraordinary journey to one of the most remote and difficult to access places on earth.
Cooking from the Soul03/08/2022Blog
Cooking from the Soul
Working in the bush is not easy, and one cannot walk miles to look for food or water because of the wild animals. This is where Fatuma comes in.
An island where chimpanzees rule02/11/2022Blog
An island where chimpanzees rule
There is an island on Lake Victoria, in Tanzania, that is home to one of the few thriving chimpanzee populations in the world. Bringing the chimps to the island in the 1960s changed their fates. But doing so was an adventure.
Would you remove an airplane door to take photos?12/20/2021Blog
Would you remove an airplane door to take photos?
Marco Dinter, the voice of the FZS and Frankfurt Zoo podcast “Hinter dem Zoo geht’s weiter” (the story continues beyond the zoo), spoke with FZS photographer, Daniel Rosengren, about how he once removed an airplane door to take photos, was almost crushed by an elephant and his adventures cycling half … Read more
Running for the Serengeti12/08/2021Blog
Running for the Serengeti
Monicca Tarimo who works for the Serengeti Conservation Program shares what it was like to run in the Serengeti Safari Marathon, an annual event that showcases Tanzania’s most iconic National Park.
“Using airplanes gives you a good overview of the protected area.”12/07/2021Blog
“Using airplanes gives you a good overview of the protected area.”
Anna Laroya works for FZS partner, the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute. She flies a plane over protected areas to do animal counts, look out for poachers, and to observe the landscape. Her job is full of risks and challenges but she loves it.
Dr. Christof Schenck awarded One World Medal10/29/2021Blog
Dr. Christof Schenck awarded One World Medal
On October 28, 2021, the German Development Minister, Dr. Gerd Müller, presented the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) One World Medal to FZS Executive Director Dr. Christof Schenck.
The pandemic is affecting Serengeti’s protection. But not all is lost.11/23/2020Blog
The pandemic is affecting Serengeti’s protection. But not all is lost.
Lack of income means national park authorities struggle to keep wildlife safe. But you can help change that.
From seed to tree10/14/2020Blog
From seed to tree
30 years ago, two young biologists embarked on a research project to study giant otters in Peru. The results of their work are felt even today, in surprising ways.
Saving the Serengeti Rhino09/22/2020Blog
Saving the Serengeti Rhino
Weighing up to 1,400 kg and measuring up to 3.75 meters from the head to base of the tail, black rhinos are among the world’s largest land animals. Despite their strength, they don’t stand a chance against poachers, who hunt them for their horns and nearly caused their demise in … Read more
In memory of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez08/10/2020Blog
In memory of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez
The Frankfurt Zoological Society would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez, Indigenous leader and advocate for Yaguas National Park, who sadly passed away in July 2020 due to COVID-19.