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The Conservation Euro

Your contribution to nature

Nature and species conservation are crucial aspects of the modern age, and they are of global significance for society. We have been supporting selected species conservation projects for many years.

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With the introduction of the Conservation Euro in December 2018, we have been able to increase our commitment in this area considerably and make a significant contribution to protecting endangered species and conservation areas. The voluntary contribution is paid by the overwhelming majority of our visitors. In 2019 alone, it generated a total of € 343,000, 100 per cent of which goes to field projects. Our heartfelt thanks therefore go to you, our visitors, for joining us in supporting the preservation of nature and biodiversity.

12/ 2018
campaign launched

90 %
pay the Conservation Euro

euros donated in 2021

Übersicht über die Verteilung der Einnahmen aus dem Artenschutzeuro 2019

payment of donations in 2021

In addition to projects given financial support by our Zoo in the past, further projects have been chosen for which the Zoo’s inhabitants can serve as ambassadors. All projects are linked to respected organisations and maintain a transparent information policy on how the donations raised are used. A total of € 245,234 was raised by the Conservation Euro in 2021, € 250,000 of which we disbursed to a total of twelve charitable organisations and initiatives in the summer of 2021. We retain a certain amount to pay out at a later date, or to enable us to provide urgently needed assistance at short notice. Therefore, the difference is always disbursed with a time lag of one year.

Overview of donation distribution in 2020

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Big Life Foundation

Protecting large animals in East Africa



40,000 euro



Ausgebildete Ranger bewachen das Schutzgebiet

Bukit Tigapuluh Nationalpark

Conservation project in Sumatra

FSZ Orang-Schutzprojekt


40,000 euro



Orang-Utan im Freiland

Mountain pastures in the Eastern Erzgebirge

Nature conservation on our doorstep



10,000 euro




Hoofed mountain animals in Central Asia

ZGAP project for the protection of markhor, Marco Polo sheep and other native hoofed animals



25,000 euro



Berghuftiere in Zentralasien

Sphenisco e.V.

Protecting Humboldt penguins



30,000 euro



Humboldtpinguin im Freiland

Snow Leopard Trust

Protecting snow leopards



40,000 euro



Schneeleopard im Freiland

Tomistoma Task Force

Protecting false gharials



5,000 euro



 Sunda-Gavial im Freiland

Vulture Conversation Foundation

Protecting European vulture species



40,000 euro



Fliegender Bartgeier im Freiland
Other beneficiaries:

Stiftung Artenschutz (foundation for species conservation), Silent Forest, Red Panda Network, Giraffe Conversation Foundation

20,000 Euro

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