Rhinoceroses – Giants in Acute Danger
Time is running out: Nearly no other mammal on the planet is so acutely threatened by extinction as the rhinoceros. The Academy has been cooperating with the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin (IZW) at the Salzburg Zoo since 2013 on a special species protection and conservation breeding project. This partnership has laid the groundwork for a network comprised of diverse organizations – with the goal of preventing the extermination of this species.
© Titelfotos: Zoo Salzburg
The project "Condor" in Bolivia
It stands for courage, foresight, strength, pride and love of freedom: the condor. That is why this bird – like the eagle in Europe – plays a very special role in the self-image of the Andean states. The Academy has initiated a unique project at the La Paz Zoo to protect the "King of the Air" of South America, which is under great threat of extinction.