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Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt von 1858 e.V.

managed by S. Steiger (Communication)

About us

Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an international conservation organisation founded in 1858. Our goal is to protect the natural diversity of species focussing on some of the most significant ecosystems of the world. We believe that biological diversity on earth must be preserved and protected not only for human beings, but as an end in itself.

- Protection programmes for highly endangered species
- Land acquisition to secure valuable habitats for flora and fauna
- Reintroduction programmes for endangered species
- Logistical support of national parks and other conservation areas worldwide
- Assisting public authorities and other organisations in the establishment and implementation of conservation areas
- Advising government agencies in conservation matters
- Financing and assisting animal census surveys
- Protection and regeneration of natural landscapes
- Conservation education

FZS is an independent, non-profit organisation. Our projects are financed through private donations, membership fees and bequests as well as investment returns from the “Help for Threatened Wildlife” Foundation. Financial support also comes from third-party funds such as other foundations and charitable trusts. FZS is momentarily involved in 44 conservation projects in 18 countries. One of our areas of focus lies in Eastern Africa, where our long-serving president, Professor Dr. Bernhard Grzimek invested much time and effort to protect Serengeti in the 1950s and 1960s.

We need your support - so that your grandchildren can experience orang-utans in the wild, so that Africa’s wildlife remains as fascinating as it is today and so that giant otters in Peru and European wild cats have a chance to survive.

To find out more and to download our full annual report please visit !

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Latest news

Kinderfotokurs im Zoo Frankfurt - Vernissage 12.11.2017

  M. Kauer  09 November 2017 at 03:52 PM
Vernissage zur Ausstellung: Bitte lächeln! Kinder fotografieren Zootiere

 Sonntag, 12. November 2017
11.00 UhrFaust-Vogelhallen, Zoo Frankfurt

 Unter dem Motto „Bitte lächeln! Kinder fotografieren Zootiere“ fand im vergangenen Mai bereits zum zwölften Mal ein dreitägiger Fotokurs für Kinder im Alter von neun bis dreizehn Jahren im Zoo Frankfurt statt. Dabei entstanden eindrucksvolle Fotos, die den ganz eigenen Blick der Kinder auf die Tiere offenbaren. Eine Auswahl der besten Motive wird nun in den Faust-Vogelhallen ausgestellt.

 Zusammen mit dem Tierfotografen Detlef Möbius (GDT) und den Naturschutzbotschaftern war eine Gruppe junger Tierfotografen ein Wochenende lang auf Fotopirsch im Frankfurter Zoo unterwegs. Eine Auswahl der erstaunlichen Ergebnisse wird ab dem 12. November für mehrere Monate in den Faust-Vogelhallen zu sehen sein.  Bei der Vernissage am Sonntagvormittag bietet sich die Gelegenheit, die jungen Künstler und ihren Kursleiter kennenzulernen und mehr über ihre Eindrücke und Erlebnisse zu erfahren.  Es gelten die regulären Eintrittspreise.

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