The picture shows baby birds with open beaks. The picture can be found on the CC website support.

Support

Participation

Become a part of species conservation. Your donation will help us develop the Citizen Conservation breeding program.

Participation

Become a part of species conservation. Your donation will help us develop the Citizen Conservation breeding program.

To continue developing our projects, we appreciate every donation!

Competently breeding and caring for animals is a big responsibility – and a necessary one. Citizen Conservation (CC) is a network of private and professional breeders. The program was created by zoo employees, scientists, and private enthusiasts that are all convinced it is high time to join forces and tackle the challenge of species extinction. By supporting these people, you will help Citizen Conservation take off.

There's one thing each and every one of us can do

This is as easy as it is hard to face. We need to admit to ourselves that it has become impossible for us to preserve great numbers of animal species in the wild. We live in the Anthropocene Epoch and we humans are everywhere. “The wild” has ceased to exist, however much we wish for the contrary. In order to sustainably work against the mass extinction of species, we need to engage in conservational breeding and further expand Citizen Conservation. Fighting extinction together.

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Become a CC Sponsor for 40 Euros a year

Establishing coordinated conservational breeding for threatened species is a key concern of Citizen Conservation. With our partner Frogs & Friends, we have therefore initiated sponsorships through which you can directly engage in the support of our work against species extinction.

As a special Thank You for each yearly sponsorship, we will deliver you a high-quality, illustration or photo print in a picture mount, each numbered and in limited edition.

And it’s as simple as this: send an email to patenschaft |at| frogs-friends.org including your address and your preferred motif and transfer your donation to:

Citizen Conservation
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Keyword “Sponsorship” + your name
IBAN: DE38 4306 0967 1271 7068 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

You may also use PayPal.

As soon as the money is registered, we will send out your picture gift.

Thank You for Sponsorship – 18 motifs to choose from!

Collection & sponsorship duration

There will be new motifs on a regular basis – you can start your own collection. Of course you may also sign up for more than one sponsorship.

We will not renew sponsorships, so you don’t need to cancel. You decide if you want to support us for more than a year, for example by setting up a standing bank order.

Our financing

The basic funding for Citizen Conservation is provided by the three shareholders: the Association of Zoological Gardens, Frogs & Friends and the German Society for Herpetology and Herpetoculture – as well as financial support from various partners. More information on our organisation page.

However, we are dependent on donations for the further and sustainable expansion of the programme. Every donation helps!

Most of our finances are spent on:

  • coordinating and establishing breeding programs
  • staff and material costs to ensure the breeding of adequate animal populations
  • publicizing our projects to incorporate more species and breeders into our program in the future

Our donation account

Citizen Conservation
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
DE38 4306 0967 1271 7068 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

Our donation account

Citizen Conservation
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
DE38 4306 0967 1271 7068 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

Help us start a movement

Thousands of species are on the verge of extinction. Zoos cannot save them all on their own. That’s why Citizen Conservation wants to start a movement everyone can become a part of! Experienced breeders can support programs for highly endangered and rare species, while newcomers can breed less demanding species. They all send a message to the world about the threat to biodiversity, with the best ambassadors possible: themselves! Every donation helps us:

  • build stable populations of endangered species in captivity
  • respond quickly in acute crisis situations, such as the outbreak of a deadly disease
  • take away the business foundation of illegal wildlife trade
  • promote the cause of endangered species

We appreciate every donation, as they all help us continue to develop our projects. Of course, we are happy to issue receipts for your tax-deductible contributions. Please let us know if you need one.

Our mission

The extinction of species is threatening our livelihoods. Citizen Conservation unites scientific expertise with engagement by civil society. Together, we can master the challenge.

About the mission

Becoming a breeder

Participation

At Citizen Conservation, professionals and private enthusiasts work hand in hand. You’ll find information on how you can participate here.

Participation

At Citizen Conservation, professionals and private enthusiasts work hand in hand. You’ll find information on how you can participate here.

Becoming a conservationist

Thousands of species are on the verge of extinction. Many animals can no longer survive in the wild. Zoos are working hard to conserve animals through captive breeding, but their capacities and resources are limited. Many private breeders have space, time, passion, and knowledge. Citizen Conservation (CC) unites private and professional conservationists in the fight against extinction. You, too, can breed an endangered species at home, and help it survive the next century.

Expert knowledge and accomodation

Every private breeder with some expertise and the necessary equipment can participate in protecting and conserving endangered animals.

Breeding

The animals are the property of Citizen Conservation but are bred by participants according to our recommendations. We will arrange accommodations for the offspring.

Coordination and Management

You report your breeding results back to us, and we manage the animals and data according to our breeding experience. We assemble the breeding groups and ensure the conservation of their genetic diversity.

The right animal for everyone

Expertise

General Counsel Oliver Witte breeds Lake Patzcuaro Salamanders. © Oliver Witte

Have you done a lot of research, but you don’t have any practical experience yet? Or have you been breeding wild animals for years? We have the right species for everyone. To make your decision easier, the species in Citizen Conservation are divided into three categories:

Category I

Only for specialists and / or for animals that cannot be bred outside of Citizen Conservation.

Category II

For advanced animal breeders with practical experience; the animals may possibly be redistributed by Citizen Conservation.

Kategorie III

Easy to breed successfully without prior experience, but with the appropriate expertise; the animals can be redistributed by Citizen Conservation.

On the Species page you can take a closer look at the species currently in the program.

Bio Security

Sampling a Common Toad © Susanne Knakowske, Frogs & Friends

Diseases and epidemics are a serious problem for conservation breeders. Therefore, Citizen Conservation finances the testing of all animals according to veterinary recommendations before they change locations. The breeder sends the required samples to Citizen Conservation’s partner laboratory to analyze. The animals can be passed on after they are cleared by the lab. This process ensures that the participants receive healthy animals (insofar as the lab can guarantee) and that no epidemic or dangerous parasites are spread through Citizen Conservation.

Animal distribution

Lemur Leaf Frog © Benny Trapp, Frogs & Friends

Our experts have defined goals for the number of animals and breeders for each species. Until we have reached these goals, the offspring bred within the program have to stay within the Citizen Conservation framework. If the breeding program produces more animals than the goal Citizen Conservation has set, they can be redistributed to other breeders. In this way, healthy animals from our breeding programs can be available to people outside the program in order to reduce wild hunting. Species from Category I cannot be redistributed.

Cooperations

Toad migration © Anne Rauhaus

IKS, Internationaler Kurier Service GmbH, is a company that operates in the transport and logistics sector. Since 2002, IKS has been transporting small animals safely, carefully and reliably and, of course, in compliance with the applicable animal welfare transport regulations.

Our cooperation with IKS results in several advantages for CC participants. In addition to the safe shipping of animals in Germany and the surrounding area, pet owners receive a discount on the transport of their animals. Our active participants receive this discount not only on the shipping of animals that are cared for as part of the CC programme, but may also ship other animals they keep at the special conditions.

Feed the fish – and the frogs! © waysidelynne, Shutterstock

faunatopics GmbH supplies customers throughout Europe with a wide range of food insects. For our cooperation, we source food insects from six feet to eat GmbH, which was acquired by faunatopics and is based in Schnürpflingen. All common food insect species are bred there in food quality.

CC participants can purchase feed from six feet to eat at discounted prices for their animals – even for privately kept animals that are not part of a CC conservation breeding programme. In addition, school zoos receive a monthly voucher of € 5 from a value of € 30 per order. fauna topics also donates 5% of the turnover of all orders to Citizen Conservation.

Contact

Citizen Conservation Foundation gGmbH
Reichenberger Street 88
10999 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 30 92 10 13-223
Mail: info |at| citizen-conservation.org
Web: www.citizen-conservation.org




    Contact

    Citizen Conservation Foundation gGmbH
    Reichenberger Street 88
    10999 Berlin
    Germany

    Phone: +49 (0) 30 92 10 13-223
    Mail: info |at| citizen-conservation.org
    Web: www.citizen-conservation.org