“EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, represents and links 340 member institutions in 41 countries. Formed in 1992, EAZA’s mission is to facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.
By ensuring that its member zoos and aquariums achieve and maintain the highest standards of care and breeding for the species they keep, EAZA empowers European citizens to learn about and contribute to global biodiversity conservation goals. It is estimated that more than 140 million people visit EAZA members each year, equivalent to approximately one in five European citizens.”
“WHY DO WE SUPPORT AWELY?”
“The EAZA Ape Campaign addresses three main issues that are related to the decline of apes in the wild:
1. Habitat loss
2. Hunting and illegal trade of apes
3. Ape disease and health Preserving the richness of biodiversity, and bonobos in particular, is the major objective of Awely’s Green Caps programme. This objective can only be achieved with the continuous collaboration between the local authorities and people whose essential survival depends on the forest’s natural resources. In order to propose viable alternatives to bushmeat hunting, Awely is developing economic microproject schemes for this region of the DRC.”