EAZA Penguin Taxon Advisory Group - Regional Collection Plan.
First Edition.EAZA Executive Office, Amsterdam.
Aus der Einleitung:
The EAZA Penguin TAG encourages all EAZA penguin holders to contribute through concreteconservation education activities (as indirect conservation role). Holders are encouraged to educate thepublic on:
- The status of penguins e.g. 10 of 18 species declining, 10 of 18 species threatened;
- The threats to penguins (in general and for specific species) e.g. conflict between fisheries and penguin colonies, impact climate change, petroleum discharge, risk/consequencesinvasive/introduced predators, infections and trade in wild penguins to meet demands of unscrupulous zoos and private collectors;
- The need to conserve penguins in the wild and to protect their natural habitat;
- How can we help? Education around behaviour change –as a tourist to penguin areas,as a consumer, plastic use,etc.
The EAZA Penguin TAG also encourages all penguin holders to fundraise for any prioritized conservation projects either linked to the penguin species they keep orre-directed to aproject for a more threatened penguin species not kept in human care.The TAG will make sure a list of prioritized conservation projects will be made available and/or circulated annually.