The Frankfurt Zoological Society
Following the vision of Dr. Bernhard Grzimek
The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) was established in 1858 and is an internationally operating conservation organisation based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The Society’s main focus lies in eastern Africa, where their long-serving president, Professor Dr. Bernhard Grzimek invested much time and effort.
The Society is an independent, non-profit organisation. Its projects are financed through membership fees, private donations and bequests as well as from investment returns from the “Help for Threatened Wildlife” Foundation. Financial support also comes from third-party funds such as other foundations and charitable trusts.
FZS's work is committed to conserving biological diversity. FZS is therefore faced with one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: the preservation of the world’s natural environments.
FZS is momentarily involved in 70 conservation projects in 30 countries. Although the society’s main purpose is global nature conservation, it also supports the Frankfurt Zoological Garden, which was initiated 150 years ago by the Frankfurt Zoological Society.