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.
“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.
Expert opinion: Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon06/10/2020Blog
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.