Education, Science and Conservation
Contact with the natural world is very important, the sensation of seeing, hearing and even smelling an animal is something unique and, for some, only possible in a zoo. Contact with animals is so strong and striking that it enhances a faster learning ability and a more immediate environmental awareness. Zoos are amazing educational tools!!
Millions of people visit zoos all over the world, a few thousands visit Krazy World Algarve Zoo. We propose to involve people in the natural world and its wildlife, educating and creating awareness of its fragility and for current and relevant environmental problems.
Every year KWAZ improves animal welfare conditions, promoting several ways of environment enrichment and rehabilitating habitats. Education has also been strongly valued through workshops in nature conservation. From the rehabilitation of natural ecosystems inside the park, to the eradication of invasive plant species, using them as a resource, KWAZ promotes environmental education and biodiversity preservation.
“Admission process in the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AIZA)”
KWAZ is at the moment going through an admission process in the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AIZA), thus continuing its work as a competent zoological entity.
KWAZ is in cooperation with several environmental entities and complements their work by receiving specimens that are confiscated, abandoned or unable to be returned to the wild, incorporating them in the zoological collection, creating awareness in visitors about good environmental practices and choosing the right pets.
KWAZ also supports national projects like Life Trachemys, “Charcos com Vida” (Ponds with life) and “Espécies Invasoras em Portugal” (Invasive Portuguese Species), cooperating with official entities like ICNF, Porto university (CIBIO), Coimbra university (CEF), the Politechnic Institute of Coimbra (ESAC) and rehabilitation centers like RIAS in Olhão. When biodiversity loss is a growing reality, KWAZ’s work has proved to be an asset in terms of conservation and investigation, safeguarding species like the European pond turtle Emys orbicularis or the Natterjack toad Epidalea calamita.
We will continue our work in this crazy world, making a difference every day in every person who visits us!
1st Carbon neutral Zoo in Portugal