EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR UKRAINIAN ZOOS

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST EAZA UPDATE ON UKRAINIAN ZOOS (3 June)

EAZA is coordinating the collection of relief funds for our colleagues in Ukrainian zoos.  If you would like to donate to help efforts to care for animals and maintain please use the QR code or link below.  Any help you can provide would be received with gratitude.  EAZA commits to full transparency on the collection and distribution of funds for Ukraine:  100% of your donation will go to help Ukrainian zoos.

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 QR code

Ukraine QR

Payment link: https://useplink.com/payment/0QGQi3DTKejUifIrdVzHx

With the link you can choose an amount and donate via iDeal, Bancontact, credit card or PayPal. Please add ‘Ukraine – name of your institution/your name’ in the description box so we can acknowledge your donation.

 

 
 
 

Donations

Funds raised will be used to assist Ukrainian zoos to continue to provide food and care to animals in conditions of relative welfare and safety, as well as providing support for care staff and management at the zoos.  We have direct contact with Mykolayiv Zoo, Kharkiv Zoo and Kyiv Zoo, and indirect contact with other zoos via the Ukrainian Zoo Association and the contacts of our Members.  Funds will be allocated on the basis of need according to the requests we receive from zoos, and will be distributed to recipients through channels subject to reasonable due diligence.  A full report on the fund and its use of donations to support Ukrainian zoos will be issued in due course.

On behalf of the recipients of your donations, EAZA would like to thank you all for your extraordinary generosity

A special thanks to the 136 EAZA Members and other institutions worldwide (list updated on 24 June):

Aachener Tierpark AG Germany
Aalborg Zoo Denmark
AAZV, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians USA
ABMA, Animal Behavior Management Alliance USA
ABWAK, Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers United Kingdom
Adventureworld Japan
African Safari France
Alpenzoo Innsbruck Austria
Animal Protection Denmark / Dyrenes Beskyttelse Denmark
Apenheul Foundation the Netherlands
Aquarium of Niagara USA
ARAV, Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians  USA
Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park United Kingdom
Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians USA
Bellewaerde Park Belgium
Berwyn Veterinary Center USA
BIAZA, British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums United Kingdom
Big Cat Sanctuary LTD United Kingdom
Blair Drummond Safari Park United Kingdom
Boguth Jonak Stiftung Switzerland
Calgary Zoological Society Canada
Cape May County Zoo, AAZK, American Association of Zookeepers USA
Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo USA
Chicago Zoological Society USA
Churchill Foundation United Kingdom
Columbus Zoo USA
Cosley Zoo AAZK, American Association of Zookeepers USA
Czech and Slovak Club Queenstown New Zealand
Dallas Zoo USA
DAZA, Danish Association of Zoos and Aquaria Denmark
Detroit Zoological Society USA
DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund The Netherlands
Dominik G. Holl Union Stiftung Germany
Dublin Zoo Ireland
Ellen Trout Zoo  USA
Fondation Papiliorama Switzerland
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo USA
Fota Wildlife Park Ireland
Fresno Chaffee Zoo USA
Fundacion Parques Reunidos Spain
Girl Scout Troop 40653 USA
Gorilla Foundation USA
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo USA
Houston Zoo USA
Ichihara Elephant Kingdom Japan
IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare / Global  
Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society United Kingdom
Indianapolis Zoo USA
JAZA, Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums Japan
Jefferson Elementary School, Janesville WI. USA
Jimmys Farm Wildlife Park United Kingdom
KMDA Antwerp Belgium
Kolmården Foundation Sweden
Kristiansand Dyrepark Norway
Kristansand municipality Norway
Kujukushima Zoo and Botanical Garden Japan
Kyoto City Zoo Japan
Libra Foundation USA
Lincoln Park Zoo USA
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens USA
Los Angeles Zoo USA
Maldon Promenade Petting zoo United Kingdom
Maryland Zoo  USA
MarylandPet.org USA
Memphis AAZK, American Association of Zookeepers USA
Minnesota Zoo AAZK, American Association of Zookeepers USA
MOFF Zoo Japan
Munchener Tierpark Hellabrunn Germany
Mystic Aquarium USA
Natural Encounters, Inc. USA
Nasu Animal Kingdom Japan
Noah’s Notes  USA
Nordsoen Oceonarium Denmark
Nurtured by Nature USA
Oakland Zoo USA
Opel-Zoo  Germany
Oregon Zoo Foundation USA
Panda Channel by Pomeranian Film Japan
Parc Le Pal France
Parc Zoologique et de Loisirs de Thoiry France
Philadelphia Zoo USA
Phoenix Zoo USA
Planete Sauvage France
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden USA
Saint Laurent SAS France
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance USA
San Francisco Zoo USA
Santillana Zoo Spain
SAZA, Swedish Association of Zoos and Aquaria Sweden
Seattle Aquarium USA
Singapore Zoological Gardens Singapore
Sosto Zoo Hungary
Sydney Koala Retreat Australia
Tallinn Zoo Estonia
Tbilisi Zoo Georgia
The Friends of the WNC Nature Center USA
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens United Kingdom
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt Germany
Tierpark Bern Switzerland
Tierpark Goldau Switzerland
Tierpark Hamm Germany
Tokyo Zoological Park Society Japan
Touroparc France
US National Aquarium USA
Van Blerkom Stichting The Netherlands
Vancouver Aquarium Canada
WAZA, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Spain
Wellington Zoo New Zealand
Wild Welfare United Kingdom
Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen The Netherlands
Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart Germany
World of Owls United Kingdom
Yokohama Greenery Foundation Japan
Zoo De La Palmyre France
Zoo du Bassin d'Arcachon  France
Zoo Duisburg Germany
Zoo Frankfurt Germany
Zoo Landau Germany
Zoo Leipzig Germany
Zoo Miami Foundation USA
Zoo New England I Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo USA
Zoo Osnabrück  Germany
Zoo Rostock Germany
Zoo Salzburg Austria
Zoos South Australia Australia
Zoo Tampa USA
Zoo Zürich Switzerland
Zoofari Parks LLC USA
Zoological Society of Hertfordshire, Paradise Wildlife Park United Kingdom
Zoological Society of Milwaukee County USA
Zoologisch Garten Koln Germany
Zoologischer Garten Halle Germany
Zooparc de Beauval France
Zoos Victoria Australia

 

Individual donations

Please click here for an overview of the 11,137 individuals who donated since the opening of the emergency fund until 24 June. We will update this overview on a weekly basis. 

 
 
 

Funding Protocols

The Ukraine Zoos Emergency Fund will be administered according to a strict protocol with a comprehensive list of claimable items.  To understand better how the money collected by the fund will be spent, please see the Protocol document and Claims List below.

Fund Protocol

Claims List

 
 
 

Updates

Thanks to your immense generosity, the EAZA Ukraine Zoos Emergency Fund has raised € 1,324,884! (updated on 3 June)

As part of the Primary crisis phase (see Funding Protocol above for detailed explanation), funds have already been sent to Ukrainian zoos to buy food and veterinary supplies and allow to care for animals in the institutions, as well as for fuel and transport to bring supplies to zoos.

The following have received direct financial assistance: Askania Nova Nature Reserve, Berdyansk Zoo, Feldman Ecopark, Kharkiv Zoo, Kyiv Zoo, Mena Zoo, Mykolaiv Zoo, Odesa Biopark, Rivne Zoo and ZooMir Bilytske.

Additionally, we are aware that colleagues at Panda Foundation of Warsaw, Łódź Zoo, Berlin Zoo and Tierpark, Prague, Wrocław, Košice, Gdansk, Tallinn Zoos and other EAZA Members have also arranged trucks that delivered supplies to, at least: XII months, Bilytske, Cherkasy, Feldman Ecopark, Kharkiv, Limpopo, Lutsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa Biopark and Odesa State Zoo, Poltava, Rivne, Vinnytsia Zoos.

We are coordinating future efforts so that monies from the Fund can support more future deliveries of supplies. We continue to be in touch with zoos who are able to request additional funds as needed.

The situation for Ukrainian zoos remains mixed. In the West (including the Kyiv area), the withdrawal of defeated Russian forces has reduced direct threats since our last update but indiscriminate bombing and artillery attacks continue, still threatening the staff and animals of zoos. The animals are receiving food and care, and the zoos are not asking for animals to be relocated.In the East of Ukraine, renewed offensives still threaten the zoos in or near Kharkiv. It is increasingly difficult for us to remain in contact with Kharkiv Zoo and Feldman Ecopark has been severely damaged. The animals remaining on site are fed daily and the zoo has plans to evacuate them when it becomes possible. With our partners, we will continue to provide whatever support we can until the danger has passed.

We are also saddened by the discovery of the bodies of two zookeepers from Feldman Ecopark, apparently murdered by Russian occupation forces. The deaths of keepers, who chose to remain at the zoo site to care for animals despite the dangers to their safety and had no connection to the war, are inexcusable. These war crimes bring further shame on Russia and we call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice in Ukraine at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

You can read all of our past published updates by clicking on the dates below:

 We want to acknowledge the extraordinary work done by teams from Łódź, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Berlin, Prague and Košice Zoos, who have done most of the supply work so far!

Money from the EAZA Fund will also be used to combine with these efforts.

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