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  • 10/29/2021Blog

    Dr. Christof Schenck awarded One World Medal

    10/29/2021Blog

    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.

  • 11/23/2020Blog

    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.

  • 10/14/2020Blog

    From seed to tree

    10/14/2020Blog

    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.

  • 09/22/2020Blog

    Saving the Serengeti Rhino

    09/22/2020Blog

    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

  • 08/10/2020Blog

    In memory of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez

    08/10/2020Blog

    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.

  • 07/14/2020Blog

    “We must make financing for protected areas more sustainable”

    07/14/2020Blog

    “We must make financing for protected areas more sustainable”

    The main source of income for many protected areas, tourism, has suddenly stopped because of COVID-19. But FZS Executive Director Dr. Christof Schenck is convinced there is a more sustainable way to make these places more financially secure.

  • 06/10/2020Blog

    Expert opinion: Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon

    06/10/2020Blog

    Expert opinion: Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon

    The damage can be seen in satellite images. Says Astrid Aguilar, FZS Gold Mining and Conservation Coordinator. But global solutions are needed.

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