Each year since 2000 the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) has run a fundraising and awareness campaign for a particular region or group of species.
All three WWCT zoos join this collective effort of European zoos to support conservation around the world. The current campaign is the Southeast Asia campaign, a joint initiative with the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the conservation of the biodiversity of Southeast Asia. The IUCN/SSC has identified that big animals, those over 1kg, in Southeast Asia are declining most rapidly and that without immediate action could disappear forever. The EAZA-IUCN SSC Southeast Asia campaign aims to raise €750,000 towards projects conserving this amazing diversity of life on our planet.
Previous campaigns have included apes, rhinos, European carnivores and amphibians and have raised over £5million for conservation projects around the world. More details can be found on the EAZA website.