Dear readers, friends, and sponsors,
We at the Frankfurt Zoological Society look back on a successful year but also a challenging one, in view of the worsening climate and species crises. As president of the Society, it fills me with pride that in 2022 our conservation programs and projects allowed us again to help preserve a number of significant natural areas on Earth.
In the face of climate change and habitat loss, we must do all in our power to safeguard our environment. With our new conservation strategy, we at the Frankfurt Zoological Society are focusing all our efforts on this. The goal we have set for ourselves is ambitious, and our ultimate objective is clear: We want to double our impact by 2030. It is a major challenge, and one we are glad to accept in order to ensure a future for ourselves and for later generations.
On behalf of all our employees, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your donations, grants and project funding. We were also very moved by all the inheritances and bequests we received, which represent a significant source of support for us. Thank you for the trust placed in our work to protect nature and wildlife worldwide.
President of the Frankfurt Zoological Society
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In 2022, FZS received a total of EUR 4.08 million in donations. In addition, we were able to use funds from institutional and public donors such as KfW Development Bank, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) - a total of EUR 25.8 million. Every euro donated, therefore, had a sixfold impact! Thank you for your support!
Following important steps taken in Belarus and Ukraine to protect peatlands at the heart of Polesia, conservationists want to see the region awarded UNESCO status.
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The Ukrainian Carpathians have become a shelter for people fleeing conflict in the east of the country. FZS and partners have been supporting the protected areas and the Internally Displaced People they are hosting in various ways.
The biologist, conservationist, and executive director of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Dr. Christof Schenck, will be receiving this year’s German Environmental Prize. The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)) announced today.
From December 7 to 19, the UN Biodiversity Conference COP 15 will take place in Montreal, Canada. The event is all about protecting nature and halting the global loss of biodiversity. Dr. Peyton West, FZS-US Director, will be attending the conference.
The Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative aims to restore large steppe areas in Kazakhstan to their natural state. Today, the Initiative has been awarded a “World Restoration Flagship” by the United Nations. As one of Altyn Dala’s partners, we are proud to have contributed to the success of the project.
At COP15 in Montreal, Canada, the IUCN announced that North Luangwa National Park is the first Park in Zambia to be part of its Green List, which recognizes protected areas that have been fairly governed, effectively managed and that respect local communities through fair and meaningful engagement.
We thank all sponsors, friends and partners of the Frankfurt Zoological Society who supported our work in 2022.