Dear readers and friends of FZS,
Last year, partners, donors, and loyal longtime members enabled us to carry out important conservation projects around the world. We at FZS would like to express our sincere gratitude to you. You have all played a major role in our success in protecting more nature and wildlife.
We are more than pleased with the overall positive developments recorded by FZS in a fiscal year that continued to be dominated by the pandemic. Many of the Earth’s resources have already been exhausted. Humanity needs concerted and decisive action to preserve the very basis of its existence. There must be no slackening in these efforts – our survival now and in the future depends on them.
A very big thank you for your support!
President of the Frankfurt Zoological Society
in 18 countries
work for FZS worldwide
supported FZS in 2021
provided by the Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation
from donors, members, and sponsors
from institutional and public third-party donors
In 2021, FZS received a total of EUR 3.16 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 16.31 million. Every euro donated, therefore, had a sixfold impact! Thank you for your support!
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused negative impacts to most places where FZS operates, but the crisis also provides valuable learnings and opportunities that could strengthen protected areas in the future.
Almany harbours a rich diversity of species. Large predators like Eurasian lynx and wolf roam in search of prey, which also thrive in the area; The Almany Mires Nature Reserve now spans over 104,000 hectares.
We are pleased to announce that Liz Chicaje Churay won the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize for Central & South America.
Nsumbu National Park has welcomed 200 buffalos and 48 zebras in a move which represents a historic milestone in the recovery of the Nsumbu Mweru Ecosystem.
After nearly 30 years of absence, critically endangered black rhinos are being re-introduced to Gonarezhou National Park by the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust’s team of experts and partners.
The Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve in Vietnam are now officially part of a new UNESCO biosphere reserve. This is an important development for the area, which provides new opportunities to local people and to wildlife conservation.
Tanzania and Germany have a long history of working together, with 2021 marking the 60th anniversary of this cooperation. The focus of this cooperation is on the protection of Tanzania’s rich biodiversity.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund Board of Directors has approved funding for the first two protected areas. The North Luangwa National Park in Zambia and the Madidi National Park in Bolivia will receive funding of $1 million per year for 15 years.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund supervisory board has decided to fund two more protected areas: Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe and Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo. Both sites will be funded with one million US dollars annually for at least 15 years.
We thank all sponsors, friends and partners of the Frankfurt Zoological Society who supported our work in 2021.