Despite the declared Covid-19 pandemic and the associated uncertainty about the possibility of holding our National Shark Week 2020, we have finally made it happen. The attendance at our stand, especially on Saturday June 6th, has far exceeded our expectations. The stream of both adult and young visitors of our stand was literally endless throughout the opening hours. Mainly because of the recent loosening of the government's measures against the spread of the above-mentioned disease, but main role played also the new part of our exposition from the West African coast, called Senegal Echoes. The success of the event is also underlined by the record-breaking amount of the donations, a total of 1902 CZK. This amount, rounded to 71.50GBP (including tip), was sent to the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) charity.
Despite of rainy Saturday we decided not to postpone our National Wolf Week in the Olomouc Zoo, so it took place in originally announced weekend, from 5th to 6th October 2019. As a result of this decision, the attendance at our booth on Saturday was quite low. Nevertheless, we've collected a total of 808 CZK for Hudson Bay wolves in the Olomouc Zoo, which is not so bad considering the weather. Many thanks to all donors on behalf of wolves and the Olomouc Zoo.
World Oceans day and The National Shark Awareness Week - two different events with common topic - marine ecosystems, sharks, coral reefs, and how the inhabitants of the country without their "own" sea can help them. It was our pleasure to talk to the visitors of our stand on these topics during the weekend from 1st to 2nd June 2019.
The donation from our visitors, 1007 CZK + 0.5 EUR, rounded to 50 USD, was transferred to WildAid organization, namely for conservation of the ecosystems in PECCA (Tanzania). On top of that, the sponsor of WildAid organization has doubled the donation to 100 USD! Many thanks to our donors!