Any modern Zoo has an active role in the conservation of nature, either through “ex situ“ programmes or “in situ” programmes.
Lagos Zoo participates in several EEP’s (captive breeding Programs for endangered species) through the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and also in awareness-raising of the visitors, particularly environmental campaigns, exhibitions, etc. - Conservation "ex-situ",. Lagos Zoo participates in conservation projects, in collaboration with several NGO'S. - Conservation "in-situ".

European Association of Zoos and Aquariums - What is this?

EAZA is an institution formed in 1992 that facilitates cooperation between the European Zoo and Aquarium community in relation to education, research and conservation objectives and is also a member of the WAZA.
In order to be a member, it is necessary to comply with certain norms and obligations regarding the programs of reproduction, ethics, quality in hiring personnel, environmental education, among others.

Projects we support

"Hornbill Nest Adoption Program" is a hornbill conservation project, located in Thailand and India, where deforestation and habitat fragmentation are a growing problem. The money that the program raises is used to build nest-boxes for hornbills - birds that need large trees to nest.
Proyecto Titi is a conservation program in Colombia that is designed to provide useful information to assist in the long-term preservation of the cotton-top tamarin and to develop local community advocates to promote conservation efforts in Colombia.
The IOSF (International Otter Survival Fund) is a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters around the world. Through the sale of IOSF products, the Zoo helps by donating the profits to this institution.
SANCCOB is a non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin.
When entering the Boulders Beach, you are helping the conservation of this species in its natural habitat. For each entry in this space, the Lagos Zoo donates € 1 to the SANCCOB project.