Hellabrunn’s Wildlife ambassadors
The close animal-visitor interaction at Hellabrunn Zoo offers a unique opportunity to inspire people to support biodiversity and raise awareness of the environment, nature and wildlife conservation.
The team of volunteer wildlife ambassadors supports Hellabrunn in this important task. The knowledgeable volunteers are always on hand to inform visitors about the animal inhabitants of Hellabrunn and the zoo’s exciting conservation projects. They also man the mobile info stands at the zoo, which provide tips on how each visitor can play a part in supporting biodiversity.
Biodiversity info stand
What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety of animals and plants, fungi and microorganisms as well as the variety of forests, deserts and oceans on our planet. Biodiversity is the variety of life. Biodiversity - is what makes you unique. The wildlife ambassadors at the biodiversity info stand inform visitors about this complex issue and explain why the uniqueness of our planet is threatened. The current focus is on the impact caused by the exploitation of natural resources. Topics such as poaching and illegal wildlife trade, the healing power of nature and the conflict between humans and wildlife are clearly explained using a variety of illustrative materials. The wildlife ambassadors also provide practical conservation tips for everyday life such as demonstrating which holiday souvenirs are sustainable and which are harmful to the environment. The materials on display at the info stand are mainly wildlife products originating from the WWF Conservation Suitcase (“WWF-Artenschutzkoffer”) and seized items by the Munich Customs Office on permanent loan.
Sounds interesting? Then why not drop by on your next visit?
When: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Monkey World
Rainforest info stand
Why is the whole world talking about the rainforest? And what does this have to do with palm oil?
The rainforest is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. It provides not only a habitat for most animal and plant species, but is also of great importance for humans. Products from the rainforest are part of our everyday lives, whether it be the palm oil in chocolate spread, rubber in tyres, cellulose in paper or even the wood from which our bed is made. But the significance of the rainforest for our existence is much more far-reaching. Rainforests store vast amounts of the greenhouse gas CO2 and produce about 40 per cent of the oxygen in our atmosphere. Saving our rainforests not only protects one of the richest natural resources on the planet, but also the very air we breathe. Our species conservation ambassadors offer exciting facts about this unique ecosystem as well as practical tips on what you can do in your everyday life to help.
When: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Jungle World