EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)

Coquerel's sifaka EEP

(Propithecus coquereli)

 Andreas Pauly
Institution:   Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde

EAZA Member Area


Tierpark Berlin

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List CR


Programme roles

Direct Conservation icon  Insurance
This EEP also has the ambition to function as a modest part of a global insurance population, including the AZA population, as well as ex situ populations in Madagascar, which through translocation with the fragmented in situ population could then again function as part of a global metapopulation.

 Ex situ research (outside range): 
The ex situ population in AZA and EAZA region will be used to gain husbandry experience and optimize animal management and the knowledge can be exchanged to support the organisations working on the in and ex situ populations in Madagascar where needed. The cooperation will work both ways with the EEP learning about in particular diet and behaviour.

 Conservation Education (outside range): 
The ex situ population has potential to educate local communities on the plight of the species. 
Indirect Conservation icon  Fundraising
Providing financial support to sifaka conservation programmes.
Non Conservation icon  Taxonomic uniqueness
The ex situ population has potential to educate visitors about the taxonomical and ecological diversity of prosimians and primates. The Coquerel’s sifaka can be used for highlighting a unique appearance and species-specific behaviour.
sifaka conservation

Programme numbers

In January 2024, the Coquerel´s sifaka  EEP had 6 animals in institutions.

Programme highlights


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