Emerald Park Conservation contribution:
Buy an acre challenge
In 2014, Emerald Park committed to the protection of habitat in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Central Mexico.
The fund-raising initiative “BUY AN ACRE CHALLENGE” was launched with the World Land Trust and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Funds from Emerald Park went towards purchasing ~100 acres of protected habitat.
In 2019, it was reported that Mountain lions have been detected in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve.
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
Wildlife Vets International
In the past, Emerald Park, has donated to Wildlife Vets international (WVI) who aid conservationist and local vets, around the world, to save endangered species. WVI have been involved in developing ways to mitigate the risk of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) to Amur leopards and tigers.
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.
The … has been part of many research projects in the past and will be part of ongoing projects, into the future
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
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.