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Conservation and research

At Emerald Park our mission is to create adventure and serve our community through nature conservation.

  • The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC)

    National Biodiversity Data Centre

    Emerald Park is committed to the wellbeing of our native local biodiversity and takes steps to ensure that we are contributing to a healthy ecosystem.

    We have been a registered business supporter of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP), since 2022. This means we carry out specific actions for pollinators – biodiversity.

    Since 2014, we have been actively involved in Irish conservation partnering with the NBDC in the AIPP surveying the park between March to September / October.


  • Wild Cat Conservation Alliance

    Wild Cat Conservation Alliance

    Emerald Park has continued to support the Wildcats Conservation Alliance, if funding is needed to protect the critically endangered Amur leopard and endangered Amur tiger. To date, more than €50,000 has been donated to the conservation organisation, to aid in ‘Securing a Future for Amur leopards and Tigers in Russia’.

    100% of funds, from Emerald Park, go directly to field work, supporting the project in several ways, including:

    Reducing the poaching of Amur tigers, Amur leopards and their prey species and improve the protection of their habitat.

    Improvement of law enforcement efforts witing areas that are protected.

    Raising awareness and involving the local people in nature conservation.

  • Research


    Research is one of the cornerstones of the modern zoo and Emerald Park has been involved in numerous research projects and will continue to carry them out into the future.

  • EEP


    18 animal species at our zoo are part of the EAZA Ex-situ Programme (EEP). This which means that their population is managed to ensure that there are heathy populations within EAZA member zoos and should there be the requirement of reintroductions, to the wild, in the future.

  • Golden Eagle Trust

    Golden Eagle Trust

    For many years Emerald Park has donated to the Golden Eagle Trust, a charity that is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Irelands native birds and wildlife. To date over €30,000 has been donated to this conservation initiative and have been used to fund the reintroduction and monitoring of red kites in North Co. Dublin.