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.
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.
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 113 EAZA Members and other institutions worldwide (list updated on 28 April):
|Aachener Tierpark AG||Germany|
|AAZV, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians||USA|
|ABWAK, Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers||United Kingdom|
|Animal Protection Denmark / Dyrenes Beskyttelse||Denmark|
|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|
|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|
|Calgary Zoological Society||Canada|
|Chessington World of Adventures||United Kingdom|
|Cheyenne Mountain Zoo||USA|
|Chicago Zoological Society||USA|
|Czech and Slovak Club Queenstown||New Zealand|
|DAZA, Danish Association of Zoos and Aquaria||Denmark|
|Detroit Zoological Society||USA|
|DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund||The Netherlands|
|Dominik G. Holl Union Stiftung||Germany|
|Ellen Trout Zoo||USA|
|Fort Wayne Children's Zoo||USA|
|Fota Wildlife Park||Ireland|
|Fresno Chaffee Zoo||USA|
|Happy Hollow Park & Zoo||USA|
|Ichihara Elephant Kingdom||Japan|
|IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare / Global|
|Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society||United Kingdom|
|JAZA, Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums||Japan|
|Kujukushima Zoo and Botanical Garden||Japan|
|Kyoto City Zoo||Japan|
|Lincoln Park Zoo||USA|
|Living Desert Zoo and Gardens||USA|
|Los Angeles Zoo||USA|
|Maldon Promenade Petting zoo||United Kingdom|
|Memphis AAZK, American Association of Zookeepers||USA|
|Minnesota Zoo AAZK, American Association of Zookeepers||USA|
|Munchener Tierpark Hellabrunn||Germany|
|Nasu Animal Kingdom||Japan|
|Nurtured by Nature||USA|
|Panda Channel by Pomeranian Film||Japan|
|Parc Le Pal||France|
|Parc Zoologique et de Loisirs de Thoiry||France|
|Riverbanks Zoo and Garden||USA|
|Saint Laurent SAS||France|
|San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance||USA|
|San Francisco Zoo||USA|
|SAZA, Swedish Association of Zoos and Aquaria||Sweden|
|Singapore Zoological Gardens||Singapore|
|Sydney Koala Retreat||Australia|
|The Friends of the WNC Nature Center||USA|
|Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens||United Kingdom|
|US National Aquarium||USA|
|Van Blerkom Stichting||The Netherlands|
|WAZA, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums||Spain|
|Wellington Zoo||New Zealand|
|Wild Welfare||United Kingdom|
|Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart||Germany|
|World of Owls||United Kingdom|
|Zoo De La Palmyre||France|
|Zoo du Bassin d'Arcachon||France|
|Zoo Miami Foundation||USA|
|Zoo New England I Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo||USA|
|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|
Please click here for an overview of the 10,789 individuals who donated since the opening of the emergency fund until 28 April. We will update this overview on a weekly basis.
Thanks to your immense generosity, the EAZA Ukraine Zoos Emergency Fund has raised € 1,247,471! (updated on 28 April)
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.