Joy, Fulfillment, Hope - great reasons to do something meaningful
The extinction of species is one of the most obvious symptoms of the threatening developments taking place on our planet. The good news is, anyone can make a meaningful contribution towards stopping the impending catastrophe. Citizen Conservation unites people who want to make a difference. With its conservation breeding programs, Citizen Conservation raises awareness, motivates people to get involved, builds up knowledge, and saves species from extinction.
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Keep Them Safe – Intermediate Status 2019
Citizen Conservation - taking stock after year number one
First national award for Citizen Conservation
Björn Encke and Heiko Werning of Frogs & Friends are named "Cultural and Creative Pilots" by the Federal Government of Germany for the project Citizen Conservation
The effort to save endangered species has many faces. Here we introduce a few of them—all participants in Citizen Conservation. Their motivations, their stories, their project.
Idea & Goals
The fight against species extinction is a job for society as a whole. Time is running out. Anyone can participate and make a significant contribution.
In the Face of Fungi
In his spare time, the veterinarian Tobias Eisenberg breeds endangered tree frogs from Latin America.
Lake Pátzcuaro Salamander
A salamander that never actually turns into a salamander, but remains an eternal baby. A lake that is being transformed from a nursery to a garbage disposal site. And a monastery that makes cough syrup from salamanders – and saves them. The incredible story of the Lake Pátzcuaro Salamander.
On a Mission for Toads – In Cologne and Vietnam
Anna Rauhaus breeds amphibians in the Cologne Zoo and works with conservation efforts in Vietnam.
From Pátzcuaro to Schönbrunn
Doris Preininger and Thomas Wampula have created a home for salamanders in Vienna.
Saving a Rarity
Karl-Heinz Jungfer wants to save a poison frog from the aftermath of the Venezuelan gold rush.