«WAZA ПРАВИТЕЛЬСТВО МОСКВЫ ДЕПАРТАМЕНТ КУЛЬТУРЫ ГОРОДА МОСКВЫ GOVERNMENT OF MOSCOW MOSCOW DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE ...»
The Moscow Zoo together with some other EARAZA Zoos participated in drafting planning and estimate documents for building a breeding station for the Przewalski’s Horse under the Longterm Project for the Reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse in the Orenburg Region. This project constitutes part of the Conservation Strategy for the Przewalski’s Horse in Russia. Institutions that participate in this project are the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Steppe Institute of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, EARAZA and others. The restoration of the wild population of the Przewalski’s Horse in the remaining areas of the Orenburg Steppe that have been granted the protected status of nature re-serves will not only guarantee the survival of this species, but will also contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in steppe ecosystems and to their stability and reha-bilitation. At this time, the foundations are being laid for a breeding station for Przewalski’s Horses in the Orenburg Region. The transfer of the first animals from zoos to the breeding station is planned for later stages.
Appendix EARAZA member-zoos (as of January 1, 2010) Date of joining EARAZA EARAZA Membership № INSTITUTION as full or associate certificate Attendance category member number Armenia 1 Erevan Zoo Full 22.03.1997 0004 98, Azerbaijan 2 Baku Zoo Full 20.03.1997 0005 100, Byelorussia 3 Grodno Zoo Full 22.05.2009 0056 98, 4 Minsk Zoo Full 20.03.1997 0027 337, Czech Republic 5 Brno Zoo Full 17.04.2001 0007 341, 6 Chleby Zoo Full 05.04.2004 0041 192, 7 Chomutov Zoo Full 22.03.2000 239, 8 Hluboka nad Vltavou Zoo Full 17.04.2001 0016 252, 9 Prague Zoo Full 05.04.2004 0040 1,196, 10 Vyshkov Zoo Full 17.06.2008 0010 270, Estonia 11 Tallinn Zoo Full 05.08.1994 0003 290, Israel 12 Kiryat Motzkin Zoo Associate 17.06.2008 0044 202, Kazakhstan 13 Almaty Zoo Full 05.08.1994 0002 317, Moldova 14 Kishinev Zoo Full 05.08.1994 0021 230, Russia 15 Abakan Zoo Associate 17.06.2008 0039 114, 16 Anapa Wildlife Park Associate 17.06.2008 0046 10, Arkhara, Khingan Nature 17 Associate 17.06.2008 0047 Reserve 18 Bolsherechye Zoo Full 05.08.1994 0006 121, Brykin Bor, Oka Nature 19 Full 05.08.1994 0029 2, Reserve 20 Chelyabinsk Zoo Full 20.03.1997 0037 557, 21 Ekaterinburg Zoo Full 05.04.2004 0018 486, Elizovo Zoo (Kamchatsky 22 Full 15.
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s negotiations about transferring the Zoo to a new site in the outskirts of the city with an area of over 85 hectares became seri-ous, but not many people believed that the transfer would ever become reality, as talks about it had been heard from the time of the Zoo’s foundation.
Despite reservations of sceptics, the construction of the new Zoo started in 1981, and in 1983, just two years later, the first animals were moved to the new site. The full transfer of the Zoo was completed in the fall of 1984.
It should be noted that wide spread scepticism has its grounds because in 1983, the Tallinn Zoo looked like a temporary animal maintenance station, which consisted of old warehouses that used to belong to the Baltic Fleet and had been adapted to keeping animals, just so they would meet the animals’ basic needs. Ini-tially the animals were not supposed to be exhibited until the real New Zoo was fully built, but just a few days prior to the animals’ transfer, the City Administra-tion decided to open the Zoo for the visitors right away.
Regretfully, the Tallinn Zoo has not been able to fully divest itself of the “temporary” past, and to this day some of the animals are still inhabiting the tempo-rary facilities in which they had arrived at the new Zoo in 1983. Fortunately, the numbers of such facilities decrease with every year.
Despite the fact that the land which the Zoo calls its own covers an area of over 85 hectares, the part that has been developed during all these years constitutes only 20% of it. Extensive development of the Zoo grounds and building of the really new zoo was started in 1999. Almost every year new constructions appeared at the Zoo. The list of all the facilities that have been built in the past ten years con-tains a lot of constructions, including the following: Tropical House (1999);
Ponds for Waterfowl (2002);
Central Asia complex (2002);
Alpine World housing the largest European collection of mountain goats and sheep (2004);
Stripe Hyena Ex-hibit (2004);
Tropical House-2 (2005);
Exhibit Enclosure for Elephants with the area of about 6,000 sq. m. (2005);
Exhibit for Amur Leopards (2006);
Exhibit for Asian Lions (2006). Indoor facilities of the Elephant House and Exhibit for Snow Leopards were reconstructed in 2008 and 2009, correspondingly.
Much attention has been given to the development of modern information systems. Informational kiosks provide the Zoo visitors with diverse information about the Zoo’s inhabitants and activities. Video cameras installed in the den of Amur leopards or set close to the Steller’s Sea Eagles’ nest make it possible to ob-serve hidden life of these animals. Of course, many traditional informational panels are still in use, with information about animals, guided tours, lectures, expositions, and young biologists’ clubs being presented in several languages. In summer months, the Children’s Zoo is open, where children and their parents can touch and pet domestic animals. There are numerous playgrounds and picnic areas, and rental facilities where children’s’ strollers are available for rent. There are also several cafeterias and well-maintained public restrooms. The annual attendance of the Zoo comes up to about 350,000 visitors which should be considered quite high for the city with the total population of 400,000 people.
It should be noted the Zoo carries out an extensive research and conservation work focusing on the conservation of rare and endangered animal species of Eura-sia.
Tallinn Zoo was very successful in conservation and restoration of the wild populations of European mink. Since many years ago special breeding station for European mink has been functioning, where about a hundred of breeding animals are kept. From 30 to 60 minks are released annually in the wild on Hiiumaa Island in Estonia. It is planned to start releases on the largest island of Estonia – Saare-maa. These activities have been appraised by the WAZA and the Project for con-servation of European mink is included in the list of WAZA-branded projects.
The long-term husbandry of rare and endangered species is the priority in the work of the Zoo. Thus, the following species have been kept and successfully bred for many decades in the Tallinn Zoo: Steller’s sea eagles, golden eagles, great grey owls, Bewick’s swans, snow leopards and Amur leopards, Asiatic wild ass, wi-sents, East and West Caucaian turs, markhors and blue sheep, urials, mouflons, and also many other attractive species of animals. The Zoo specializes on the hus-bandry of rare species of Palearctic. The collection of mountain goats and sheep is the pearl of the Zoo;
it comprises 15 species and subspecies and is one of the best in the world.
The Zoo is an active participant in more than 60 International and European breeding programs and Studbooks. The Zoo coordinates the EEP for European mink and keeps European Studbooks for European mink and East-Caucasian Tur..
At this time, the Tallinn Zoo is an up-to-date zoological institution that meets all the requirements of a modern zoo. The Tallinn Zoo is a member of many inter-national and regional zoo associations, including the WAZA, EAZA, EARAZA, AZA, and DVZ.
Vladimir V.Fainstein Deputy Director for Science of Tallinn Zoo THE OHRADA ZOO IN HLUBOKA NAD VLTAVOU CELEBRATES ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY In 2009 the Ohrada Zoo in Hlubok nad Vltavou celebrated 70 years since it first opened for the visitors. The founder of the Zoo was the then owner of Hluboka Dr.
Adolf Schwarzenberg. The construction of the Zoo started in the autumn of 1937, and during the following year several animal enclosures and a terrarium were built. The Zoo was opened on May 1, 1939, and during the remainder of that year it had 33,076 visitors.
At that time the Zoo was just an annex of the Museum of For-estry and Hunting at the local hunting castle, and because of this it mostly main-tained traditional Czech game animals with an addition of just a few exotic species, like parrots, rheas, llamas, and Patas monkeys. After the Second World War the museum and the zoo were nationalized, and during the next 25 years were headed by a succession of directors who were not qualified to manage a zoo. The facilities for the animals provided no opportunity for their breeding, and the zoo existed in isolation from the other Czechoslovak zoos, which were just being created at the time, but even so, according to the information available on its animal collection and the technical state of its facilities at the time, the Ohrada Zoo was falling behind them. It was more of a menagerie than a zoo, with its total area of about 0.5 hec-tares, which had seen no significant increase since the time of its foundation.
By the end of the 1950’s the zoo had 80 species of animals. There were no new facili ties besides a new bear exhibit, and only the basic maintenance of existing facilities was being done. But despite the small size of the zoo and the inadequate facilities, it was popular with the local public, and during the 1960’s its annual attendance in-creased to 150,000.
In 1971 the Ohrada Zoo was actually threatened with closure, because the then director was unable to ensure its development, and the zoo’s gradual decline accelerated even more.
At this time, zoo visitors can access an area of about 3 hectares, where they can see almost 2,500 animals representing over 250 species. An additional area of about hectares is expecting its new exhibits. The main goal of the Zoo is breeding rare animals native to the Czech Republic. At present there are 60 such species, many of which are breeding well, and their number is constantly increasing. At this time one of the main tasks of the Zoo is participation in a reintroduction program. The endangered Ural Owls are being released into the umava Mountains in South-ern Bohemia, where they were exterminated already in the beginning of the 20th century. Most of the chicks obtained under this project originate from Zoo Ohrada.
The Zoo has seen a development boom since 2002, when its management was taken over by the Southern Bohemia Region, whose Administration has supported its extensive reconstruction during the recent years. The Zoo’s area has increased, and new modern exhibits have been built. Among the most significant new exhibits are the walk through Oystercatcher Aviary, the Czech Forest enclosure with many species of Czech forest birds, new owl enclosures, and the Badger Rock exhibit for badgers, foxes, and wild cats. The recently completed part of the South American exhibit was named Coati, and its next stage in the form of a small rain forest pavil-ion called Matamata is under construction now. The construction of a new exhibit for African animals to be named Little Africa is to begin soon.
The Ohrada Zoo is also using funds from different sources. Four years ago the Zoo opened an up-to-date Education Center with teaching classes, which was paid for by the State Environment Fund of the Czech Republic. The Center is used for education programs for school children of all ages and for the general public, and for numerous exhibitions, special seminars, conferences and workshops. The Children’s Zoo and an adjacent new restaurant catering to 130 guests were built with the funds provided by the European Union.
At this time we are on the verge of starting the largest construction project in the history of the Zoo since the time of its foundation. It will include an exhibit for large carnivores of the Palearctic and for mountain fauna of Europe, an exhibit of Eurasian steppes, and a terrarium for European reptiles. This construction project will also be funded by the European Union.
RNDr. Roman Kssl Deputy Director and Head of Education Department Zoo Ohrada Hlubok nad Vltavou 373 41 Hlubok nad Vltavou esk republika (Czech Republic) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: +420 387 002 Mob.: +420 607 172 Fax.: +420 387 965 www.zoo-ohrada.cz DOUBLE JUBILEE IN THE OKA BIOSPHERE STATE NATURAL RESERVE The year of 2009 was the jubilee year for the breeding stations of the Oka Biosphere State Natural Reserve – European Bison Nursery (opened in 1959) and the Breeding Station for Rare Species of Cranes (opened in 1979) which turned 50 and 30 years respectively. These breeding stations, created for conservation of rare and endangered species of animals, continue their long-standing work. They man-aged to survive in difficult times of the 1990-s when the majority of such organiza-tions ceased to exist for various, mostly economic, reasons. The staff of the Re-serve, devoted to their job, built the enclosures with their own hands, prepared fod-der and cared for the rare species with an individual approach to each of them.
Now it is evident that the shortcomings of the Reserve (location far away from scientific centers, low financing and communication difficulties) are fully compensated by a number of privileges given by the same reasons: large territory without buildings, very favorable ecology and consequently, a good chance for cre-ating comfortable conditions for breeding of the wild animals.
The first curators of the breeding stations, E.G. Kiseleva and V.G.
Panchenko, were not only managers of the Reserve, but also well-known ex-perts in keeping and breeding animals in artificially created conditions. Vladimir G. Panchenko was the first laureate of the EARAZA prize named after S.M. Kudriavtsev.
Now, following the traditions of scientific research as the basis of methods of keeping, breeding and reintroduction into the wild of the rare species of animals, the staff members of the breeding stations are doing their best to create wider opportuni-ties for their activity. At present, the breeding stations have a database as a result of many years of work on breeding animals, and they continue their own research which resulted in 3 candidate thesis on using and improving modern husbandry techniques. Tatiana Kashentzeva, being the Director of the Breeding Station for Rare Species of Cranes is also the Studbook Keeper for the Siberian Crane.
The Breeding stations in the Oka State Natural Reserve host students and sci entific researchers from other scientific organizations for their practice, arrange guided tours for the visitors of the Reserve and give lectures for children from summer ecological camps, accept zoo staff and professionals from other breeding centers, from both our country and abroad, for short-time training.
During the years of the Reserve existence, 373 European Bison and 397 Cranes representing 7 species of the Russian fauna, were raised and 218 cranes and 19 bison were sent to the Russian zoos, plus 99 cranes and 5 wisents were trans-ferred to foreign zoos.
Fulfilling their main task – supplementation of declining wild populations, the breeding stations participate in the projects of reintroduction of rare species, in the course of which 189 bisons and 178 cranes have been released into the wild.
T.A. Kashentzeva, Director of the Breeding Station for Rare Species of Cranes Ye.L. Tzibizova, Director of the European Bison Nursery OUR JUBILEES Alexander P. Barannikov, Director of the Rostov-on-Don Zoo had celebrated his 50th birthday in 2009.
Alexander Barannikov was appointed the Director of Rostov-on-Don Zoo in 1992 and since then has put a lot of his effort for the zoo to become as modern and well planned as it is today: serious reconstruction of the zoo was implemented and some new exhibits were created including Lake of Flamingos, Birds of Prey Exhibit, Lake of Pelicans, Tiger Exhibit, enclosures for the kangaroos, ponies, Przewalski’s horses and many others. The construction of a new enclosure for the elephants, comprised of a modern winter facility with the visitors’ observation area and a summer enclosure, is almost finished. The construction of a new enclosure for the bears (9,760 sq. m.) is scheduled for 2010.
Under the leadership of Alexander Barannikov a lot of work has been done for the improvement of the zoo territory. Many new nice places where visitors can relax and enjoy a beautiful view can be now found at the zoo.
Collection planning work is carried out all the time. Currently, the zoo main-tains 416 species of animals from all continents of the world and most of them are breeding successfully. Three elephants were received on exchange terms – the zoo had not kept this species for 22 years.
Alexander Barannikov pays a lot of attention to regular and purposeful work with young people: the students from the Veterinary Department of the Don State Agrarian University come to Rostov-on-Don Zoo to undergo their training every year, cooperation agreements were signed between the zoo and various institutions of science and education.
On the initiative of Alexander Barannikov the project of creating a Historic Nature Resort of Southern Russia is under development. The territory where the re-sort will be located is reserved for the Rostov-on-Don Zoo’s further development. The Institute of Architecture and Arts of the Southern Federal District participates in the development of this project. The conception of the project is to evolve a natural feeling by blending the reproduced fragments of the natural ecosystem of Southern Russia with the elements of national land using methods, architectural forms and enclosures for animals into the natural surroundings of the landscape.
Alexander Barannikov has a professional approach to all his responsibilities and makes the right decisions in difficult situations. He is full of initiative and highly responsible person, popular with his staff, respected and supported by them. He was awarded the Medal for Service to the Homeland, 2nd degree, Letter of Commendation from the Minister of Culture, Diplomas and Commendations from the Governor and Mayor.
Friends and colleagues would like to congratulate Alexander Barannikov on his 50th birthday and to wish him good health, happiness and further success in his work.
EARAZA Executive Office Alexander I. Osipov, Director of Lipetsk Zoo, turned 55 years old in May, 2010.
Alexander Osipov dedicated more than 13 years of active, creative and fruit-ful work to the well-being and prosperity of the zoo.
Alexander Osipov is a tireless man with a lot of energy and drive to succeed, generating new ideas and seeking new approaches. He implements scientific coop eration with other zoos and wildlife organizations that promote conservation of rare species of animals. At the moment, collection of the zoo comprises 320 species of animals and it is replenished all the time. Many rare species have arrived at Lipetsk Zoo in the last five years including jaguar, Cuban flamingo, ostrich, fishing cat, black grouse and some others. The number of breeding species is growing. Off-spring are obtained from such rare species as Amur leopard, Japanese crane, Euro-pean bison, Himalayan bear, Benett’s wallaby, wild mountain sheep, Barbary sheep, Markhor. The contact area, where children and adults can have direct contact with as many as twenty species of animals, watch and feed them by hand, has been work-ing for five years already.
Alexander Osipov has invaluable experience in the field of construction and reconstruction. It was under his leadership that the construction of many facilities took place, such as: garages, grain storehouses, houses for wild boars and peccaries, llamas and guanacos, enclosure with a house for ostriches, pontoon boats and houses for the birds on the pond. Administrative building was restored and the main entrance to the zoo was transformed. Magic Box, a new pet shop, was opened. Flourishing flowerbeds adorning the park with flowers from early spring to late au-tumn, fountains, and cozy relaxation areas make Lipetsk Zoo the place one wants to come back again and again.
The work of the Improvement Services Department, created by Alexander Osipov, changed the outlook of the zoo completely. The most beautiful roses in the city grow In the Garden of Flowers, where one can see hun-dreds of species of plants neighboring with fairytale personages. In the center of the garden there is a fountain with a figure of bear on the stone, rockery, and a flower-bed named Peacock. For the last four years Lipetsk Zoo has been a winner of the city award “Lipetsk is Our Home” competition in the nomination “The Best Pre-sented Territory among Institutions of Culture” category.
Alexander Osipov was awarded a Note of Commendation by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federa-tion for his efforts in improving the zoo during many years of his fruitful service and in commemoration of the 300 Anniversary of Lipetsk.
In 2009, the Commemorative Medal “For Service to the City of Lipetsk” was presented to Alexander Osipov and the staff of Lipetsk Zoo.
The enlargement of the zoo territory by 3 hectares was mainly due to the ac-tive efforts of Alexander Osipov. The project for the development of the new terri-tory and reconstruction of the existing one is being prepared.
Since 2006 the function of the methodical center has been assigned to the Li petsk Zoo. The zoo renders advisory and practical assistance to the private indi-viduals, zoos and mini-zoos, culture and education institutions. As part of the 35th Anniversary Celebration of Lipetsk Zoo, Ecological and Educational Center was built and started functioning. Lectures, competitions, exhibitions and celebration of special events have already been held in the new excellent spacious lecture hall. Photo albums have been produced along with the sets of post cards, zoo theme key rings, fridge magnets and stickers.
Alexander Osipov, being an obliging person in keeping his promises, is very strict with both himself and others, but he is always ready to help solve any problem his colleagues or staff might have.
We would sincerely like to congratulate Alexander Osipov on his jubilee and wish him fruitful activity, realization of his new ideas and projects, good health and happiness.
EARAZA Executive Office On July 29, 2009, the Director of Tashkent Zoo Olim Sh. Rasulev has turned 50.
It is a very significant event not only in the life of young and energetic man as we know our Director to be, but also in the life of the whole Zoo as well.
Tireless worker as he is, Olim Rasulev has been the Director of the Zoo for years already, but his effort and desire to improve and refine it becomes stronger every day.
Olim Sh. Rasulev graduated from Samarkand Agricultural Institute and got the profession of a veterinarian. In 1988, he defended his Ph.D. thesis in the same field.
In 1997, being already a successful man and a scientist, endowed with great administrative abilities he was appointed the Director of Tashkent Zoo, which was a new and not an easy assignment to him. It was impossible to see then all the diffi culties that were awaiting him in his new way of life. As it was a completely new Zoo, everything had to get started from scratch. The construction had just ended and the Zoo looked grey and dull. There were not enough specialists working at the Zoo as a lot of the staff had to resign while the construction works were going on, and there were only 100 species of animals. The territory of the Zoo looked very dull. Already at the beginning of the first year, formation and recruitment of the staff and arrival of the animals started. The Aquarium Department started to func-tion which entailed a lot of difficulties considering local climate. Not only the freshwater, but the seawater fish as well, appeared in the Central Asia for the first time. Enormous work has been done on landscaping and planting the greenery on 23 hectares of the Zoo territory and this work continues to the present day. The en-closures for the animals were reconstructed, the best fodder was brought to the Zoo, the work of the veterinary clinic was improved.
The works at the new Zoo were carried out day and night and very soon the Zoo was transformed and revived.
Today, the collection of the Zoo comprises more than 500 species of animals.
There are 25 departments with 260 staff members of different professions. The Zoo has been favored by the citizens and guests thanks to its well-groomed green terri-tory. The Zoo staff are proud to receive a lot of wonderful comments from the guests and tourists of Uzbekistan.
Yet the work on improving the Zoo never stops. Some new interesting de partments were established – that is, the Invertebrates Department, Small Mammals and Animal Reproduction Department. Restructuring and improvement works of already existing departments are going on, with consideration of animal welfare and comfort requirements of our staff. A separate boiler house, electric power station and other technical services are functioning on the territory of the Zoo.
The achievements and success of the Zoo are the result of very hard work of the Zoo Director and the staff working under his leadership.
All the staff members of Tashkent Zoo would like to wish Olim Sh. Rasulev many more happy and successful years of work at the Zoo that had become his sec-ond home.
EARAZA Executive Office СОДЕРЖАНИЕ Вступление - Часть I - Информация о зоологических учреждениях на 1.01.2010 г. Зоопарки, включенные в информационный сборник Перечень населенных пунктов, где находятся зоологические учреждения, сведения о которых опубликованы в данном сборнике I. Информация о зоологических учреждениях – членах Евроазиатской региональной ассоциации зоопарков и аквариумов - 2. Информация о зоопарках, не являющихся членами Евроазиатской региональной ассоциации зоопарков и аквариумов - 3. Информация о других зоологических учреждениях, не являющихся членами Евроазиатской региональной ассоциации зоопарков и аквариумов Размножение диких и некоторых домашних животных в зоологических коллекциях в 2009 г. - Рыбы - Амфибии - Рептилии - Птицы - Млекопитающие - Систематический список позвоночных животных в зоологических коллекциях на 1.01.2010 г. - Рыбы - Амфибии - Рептилии - Птицы - Млекопитающие - Приложение № 1 - Приложение № 2 - Приложение № 3 - Приложение № 4 - Библиографический список - Часть II Информация о деятельности Евроазиатской региональной Ассоциации зоопарков и аквариумов - Новости ЕАРАЗА - В.В. Спицин. Отчет о работе ЕАРАЗА за 2009 г. - 70-летний юбилей Таллинского зоопарка - 70-летний юбилей зоопарка «Ограда» Глубока над Влтавой - Двойной юбилей в Окском государственном природном биосферном заповеднике - Наши юбиляры - Informational issue of Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EARAZA) - Information on the zoological institutions as of 1.01.2010 - Index of the geographical locations of the zoos - Information on the full and associated members of the Eurasian Regional Association (EARAZA) - Information on zoos that are not EARAZA members - Information on other zoological institutions that are not EARAZA members - EARAZA News - Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual report for 2009 - The Tallinn zoo celebrates its 70th anniversary - The Ohrada zoo in Hluboka nad Vltavou celebrates its 70th anniversary - Double jubilee in the Oka biosphere state natural reserve - Our jubilees - Информационный Сборник Евроазиатской региональной ассоциации зоопарков и аквариумов ВЫПУСК № Главный редактор и ответственный за выпуск директор Московского зоопарка В.В. Спицин Редакторы и составители: Т.Ф. Андреева, Т.А. Вершинина, М.Я. Горецкая, Н.В. Карпов, Л.В. Кузьмина, В.А. Остапенко, В.П. Шевелёва Подписано в печать Формат 70х100х16.
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