During the weekend 7th to 8th June 2014 we have organized the second year of the National Shark Awareness Week, in collaboration with the global organization World Oceans Day. National Shark Awarenes Week 2014 was from attendance point of view fully comparable with the previous one. The FOREST was the only organization in the Czech Republic that officially took part in the celebrations of Word Oceans Day. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to Olomouc Zoo management for providing place for the event and to the visitors of our stand for their interest in marine life and financial gifts. Unceasing and sometimes exhausting interest of You, visitors of Olomouc Zoo, make us very pleased and fills us with optimism.
The total amount of financial gifts is 364 CZK. This money will be transfered to the Red Sea Sharks organization which directly participate on conservation of marine ecosystems.
This year we took a part in the National Wolf Awareness Week 2013 from 5th to 6th October 2013. In the U.S. the NWAW 2013 is from 14th-20th October, but from internal reasons we have organized the event one week earlier. Which finally turned out to be a good decision, because there was also another event within the Zoo Olomouc (dedicated to World Animal Day 2013) organized simultaneously with our own event. The combination of this fact, nice weather and rich exhibition at our stand made it very attactive for large number of the visitors.
The visitors donated us totally 259 CZK. This amount will be transferred to ZOO's account as a sponsorship for breeding Hudson bay wolves. Big thanks to all donators!
In occassion of World Oceans Day we have organized an educational event National Shark Awareness Week 2013 in the Zoo Olomouc. Unlike last days, the weather was beatiful and many visitors have stopped for a moment in our stand. We have to admit that sometimes it was quite difficullt to pay same level of attention to all visitors.
Totally 20 participants took a part in the quiz "What do you know about sharks?". The winner will receive the book Sharks - History and Biology of the Lords of the Sea by Angelo Mojetta. One of the participants shown an outstanding interest in sharks, therefore we have reward him with special price - a Czech edition of the book "The Jaws of Death: Shark as Predator, Man as Prey" by Xavier Maniguet.
The visitors put into the box for small financial gifts totally 370 CZK. We will forward these money, rounded to 25 USD, to the Shark Savers organization. On behalf of sharks we kindly thank to all donors! Please see also pages of FOREST - Arabia project.
We have two brand new artefact which you can see at the Wolf stand, organized in the occasion of the next National Wolf Awareness Week 2013. The first one is the plaster casting of lynx footprint. It was created for us by Jiří Štěrba, the zookeeper from the ZOO Ostrava. The second one, well-preserved skull of a domestic cat, have been found by our vice chaiman during cleaning up of farmsteading attic.
Due to rainy weather we were forced to cancel our event in the Zoo Olomouc, as a part of celebration of the National Bear Awareness Week 2013. Nevertheless, we are currently preparing brand new educational event called National Shark Awareness Week, at which we provide information about marine ecosystems in the Red Sea. Necessary exhibits - shark jaws and teeth - should be delivered to us in next few days. So stay tuned!
Based on the invitation from the Bílé Karpaty Education and Information Centre we took a part on meeting of the Carpathian Convention stakeholders which was held from 22nd to 23rd November 2012 in Brumov-Bylnice town. The topic of our contribution was "Protection of large carnivores in Beskydy PLA".