- 12/21/2021Project update
Replacing palm oil plantations in Indonesia12/21/2021Project update
Replacing palm oil plantations in Indonesia
Several farmers near Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, Indonesia, are moving away from growing palm oil plantations. With help from FZS Indonesia they are beginning to grow ecologically friendly alternatives that also bring economic gains. It will take time, but the farmers are committed.
- 12/07/2021Project update
A brighter future for black rhinos12/07/2021Project update
A brighter future for black rhinos
Mama Serengeti is a critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros who lives within Serengeti National Park. Her sub-species was nearly wiped out between the 70’s and 90’s but now the population is growing, thanks to work conducted by the Tanzania National Park Authority and FZS.
- 12/01/2021Project update
The new FZS Tanzania Office becomes “Markus Borner Center”12/01/2021Project update
The new FZS Tanzania Office becomes “Markus Borner Center”
Our team in Tanzania has moved to a new office. The new building has been named after Dr. Markus Borner, who had served FZS for three decades in Tanzania.
- 11/19/2021Project update
The impact of COVID on the Serengeti11/19/2021Project update
The impact of COVID on the Serengeti
We have been supporting the Serengeti National Park for 60+ years. Since the start of the pandemic, the Park has faced many new challenges. Apart from our usual conservation activities, we have been able to step up our support to Park authorities who have been financially affected by COVID-19, thanks … Read more
- 11/04/2021Project update
A view of the Carpathians11/04/2021Project update
A view of the Carpathians
Rolling green mountains turn to rich hues of orange and red, as insects dance above highland streams. A wolf track here, bear scat there, and a breathtaking panoramic vista beyond – the Carpathian mountains are without doubt a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. Could these scenes help win hearts and … Read more
- 10/28/2021Project update
A 20 million Euro rescue package for the Serengeti10/28/2021Project update
A 20 million Euro rescue package for the Serengeti
Tanzania and Germany have a long history of working together, with 2021 marking the 60th anniversary of this cooperation. The focus of this cooperation is on the protection of Tanzania’s rich biodiversity.
- 10/19/2021Project update
Collars for Conservation10/19/2021Project update
Collars for Conservation
Since 2009 FZS partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) has been collecting tracking data to help better understand the movement patterns of the critically endangered saiga antelope. Collars fitted this year will help to study the migration behaviour of a growing saiga population and guide … Read more
- 10/15/2021Project update
Protecting elephants and people in Sumatra10/15/2021Project update
Protecting elephants and people in Sumatra
A young Sumatran elephant had been separated from its herd and travelling towards a town. This was dangerous to both people and the animal. Rescuing it was a daunting task, requiring a large team and a lot of elephant knowledge but FZS Sumatra was ready.
- 10/08/2021Project update
A new phase of nature conservation for our project in Vietnam10/08/2021Project update
A new phase of nature conservation for our project in Vietnam
The Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve in Vietnam are now officially part of a new UNESCO biosphere reserve. This is an important development for the area, which provides new opportunities to local people and to wildlife conservation.
- 10/01/2021Project update
“Violence against environmental leaders in the Colombian Amazon has to stop”10/01/2021Project update
“Violence against environmental leaders in the Colombian Amazon has to stop”
Colombia is now the most dangerous country for environmental defenders: In 2020, 227 people were murdered worldwide for their commitment to protecting the environment, 65 of them in Colombia. To understand the reasons behind this crisis, nine environmental organizations who work in the Colombian Amazon, including FZS, joined forces to … Read more
- 09/15/2021Project update
Kulan migration insights could guide future reintroductions09/15/2021Project update
Kulan migration insights could guide future reintroductions
A new research article published in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science describes the post-release movement behaviour of kulan in the Torgai region of Central Kazakhstan, and provides valuable insights for future reintroduction efforts.