National Shark Awareness Week 2024

The eleventh National Shark Awareness Week, held for you at the Olomouc Zoo, is already over. Even though both weekend days were accompanied by frequent and sometimes very heavy rain showers, they did not dampen the curiosity and interest of the (mainly) children's visitors in our rich exhibition in any way. The total sum of small donations CZK 1300 was transferred to the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) is a research-based conservation charity dedicated to studying the whale shark and fostering community-focused conservation initiatives in the Maldives and the greater Indian Ocean.

 

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National Wolf Awareness Week 2023

The 12th year of the National Wolf Awareness Week at the Olomouc Zoo is sucessfully behind us. Our rich and attractive exhibition drawn the attention of many pass-by visitors, some of them also contributed to local Hudson Bay wolf breeding. The total amount of contributions is CZK 690. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

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National Shark Awareness Week 2023

The National Shark Awareness Week event held at the Svatý Kopeček Zoo near Olomouc is over. We were available at our stand throughout the zoo's opening hours entire weekend. Indeed, many visitors visited our stand, especially on Saturday.

We faced an unprecedented interest from children and their parents. Everything took place in a very friendly and pleasant atmosphere. We had long and interesting conversations with many visitors. We also learned many interesting pieces of information ourselves, such as about the encounter with the hammerhead shark and dugong at the Sataya dolphin reef in the Red Sea, or about the fossilized prehistoric reefs on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. The summer vacation season is approaching, so we explained to visitors heading to their favorite resorts, among other things, how important is for marine ecosystems even the seemingly abandoned seashell on the beach. We consider the National Shark Awareness Week 2023 to be very successful. We collected a total of 1641 CZK and 0.1 EUR in the donation box for small gifts. This amount, rounded to $90 has been transferred to the PADI project (Shark & Ray Census).

 

 

 

National Wolf Awareness Week 2022

The National Wolf Week in the Olomouc Zoo took place from 1st to 2nd October 2022. Despite the relatively cold and volatile autumn weather, we were very satisfied with the attendance at our stand. A total of CZK 1,198 was collected from generous donors to support the local captive-breeding of Hudson Bay wolves. We would like to thank not only all those interested in our stand, but also the Zoo Olomouc for letting us present our NGO in their premises.

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National Shark Awareness Week 2022

Many thanks to the adult and young visitors who visited our booth in the Olomouc ZOO, opened on the occasion of the World Ocean Day. Especially to those, who have made a small donation to projects and organizations contributing to the protection of marine ecosystems. The donation amount of 620 CZK and 1 EUR, increased to 35 USD, was forwarded to the WildAid Misool Indonesia program.