Rhinoceroses – Giants in Acute Danger
Time is running out: Nearly no other mammal on the planet is so acutely threatened by extinction as the rhinoceros. The Academy has been cooperating with the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin (IZW) at the Salzburg Zoo since 2013 on a special species protection and conservation breeding project. This partnership has laid the groundwork for a network comprised of diverse organizations – with the goal of preventing the extermination of this species.
© Titelfotos: Zoo Salzburg
Red Deer in the Chiemgau Alpine Region
Once again humans are encroaching into the habitat of an animal species and ultimately causing harm to themselves. The topic is red deer, whose population in this country is quite unevenly distributed. With disastrous results: In the areas where the red deer is still to be found, it causes excessive damage to forests. In order to avoid this, it is essential to return habitat to one of the largest endemic wild animal species. An ambitious project in Chiemgau attempts to contribute to this goal.