On 3rd March 1973, 50 years ago this year, the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted, and in 2013 the UN General Assembly decided to mark its anniversary in red on the conservation calendar.
Debrecen Zoo will present the wildlife of five continents and offer interactive programs between 3rd-5th March to mark the occasion.
A thematic guided tour will introduce the inhabitants of the Great Forest, which live under the trees of the forest as part of an international conservation program, discover species in need of CITES protection, and take part in research into animal behavior by adopting the role of an ethologist. Relics of deceased residents and a brand new display of a never-before-seen rarity will be on show in the Gibbon House, while craft enthusiasts can make their own unique souvenir of the bird or mammal of the year.
For those wishing to contribute to the Park’s conservation efforts by sponsoring a resident, there is a dedicated information point where you can learn about symbolic adoption.