National Shark Awareness Week 2018

wod logo The National Shark Awareness Week took place from 2nd to 3rd June 2018 in the Olomouc ZOO. This is our own event, organized on the occasion of World Oceans Day.

Besides the usual "shark" themes, we also discussed with our visitors the impact of ocean contamination by plastic rubbish to the ecosystem - a hot topic, that is finally coming to the front pages of both domestic and world mass media.

The donations from our visitors, 868 CZK, rounded to 45 USD, was transferred to WildAid organization, which is working with Machalilla National Park and Misool Foundation to protect manta rays, humpback whales, sea turtle nesting sites, sharks, pristine coral reefs, and countless other marine species in Ecuador and Indonesia.