Parco Zoo Falconara has taken part in some breeding and conservation programmes for endangered species; the EEP, and it has also worked for years with the State Forestry and CITES nucleus, giving technical support and hosting animals that have been found in illegal circumstances. For about ten years, the Park has been actively involved in EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquarium) campaigns of which it is a member. These campaigns are aimed at raising awareness to the conservation of animal species, supported by fund-raising campaigns that every zoo takes part in and which are implemented with the help of their visitors.Parco Zoo Falconara has participated in the following campaigns:BUSHMEAT CAMPAIGNTIGER CAMPAIGNRHINO CAMPAIGNMADAGASCAR CAMPAIGNCARNIVORE CAMPAIGNFor more information: www.eaza.net
Parco Zoo Falconara has for some time been partnered with several Italian universities, providing opportunities for students to pursue their thesis at the Park in order to deepen and improve their techniques ex situ bringing benefits to programmes for the conservation of threatened species and environments. For universities, zoos represent a huge potential for behavioral studies and verification methods used in the field, in particular with regard to species that are extremely elusive. In fact we have the ability to validate and to experiment with new methods under controlled conditions.
Parco Zoo Falconara works by offering its own structure for use and by contributing economically, with the University of Pisa Natural History Museum of the Territory for the implementation of projects like SMELL and L.E.A.V.E.S. Research on olfactory communication of the Lemur Catta.This project is divided into two parts, ex situ population research(carried out at the Zoo) and application of the results for the in situ research (carried out in Madagascar).
Parco Zoo Falconara contributes financially to the research in situ in the Natural Park "Bou Hedma" in Tunisia, carried out by: Institut Sylvo-Pastoral, 8110 Tabarka, TunisiaCentre Aquaculture and Hygiene of Fish Products, CesenaticoUniversity of Bologna,
Museo Ornitologico “F.Foschi”, ForlìDipartimento Scienze dell'Uomo, della Natura e del Territorio, Università di Urbino
From 2011, Parco Zoo Falconara will begin a collaboration with the zoo Punta Verde Lignano Sabbiadoro on the SAVE THE CAISSARA project. This project was established in 2004 as a joint effort between the PuntaVerde and the IPO (Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas), a Brazilian organization operating in the environmental field. Over the years this meeting has permitted the search of areas between the island of Superagui and Ariri(located between the State of Parana and Sao Paulo,Brazil) in favor of the Leontopiteco; a black-headed monkey belonging to the family of callitricidi which now lives exclusively in the area of Brazil and which is not in captivity. The Caissara is now considered under serious threat and there are about 400 examples of this animal. The aim of this project is to change its status from seriously endangered to endangered. For this purpose, the entire local population has been involved through a socio-economic study in order to create alternative sources thus avoiding the illegal activities that would lead to habitat destruction resulting in the extinction of this little monkey. Over the years the local people living on Caissara have enhanced their fishing abilities by producing handicrafts that have greatly increased the income for their families.
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Parco Zoo Falconara in collaboration withParco Zoo Punta Verde of Lignano Sabbiadoro