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Which Fish

The Which Fish? Campaign

 

 

 

Oceans cover ~ 70% of the Earth's surface and provide resources to millions of people. Human activities such as overfishing, destructive fishing practices and marine pollution are key threats to the ecosystem services and essential food resources that the oceans provide.

 

Fish and aquatic invertebrates are essential for human consumption and sustain coastal populations by providing income. We need to conserve and properly manage fish stocks to avoid massive losses. Furthermore, more and more marine animals struggle to find food due to overfishing. 

 

"WhichFish?" focuses on implementing good working practices by zoos and aquaria, good consumption practices by people and on applying the shared objectives of marine biodiversity management and protection. 

 

The campaign is developed along three different axes:

 

1) Human sustainable consumption
2) Sustainable animal feed
3) Collection planning for sustainable aquatic species

 

 

Chef JM Hoffmann for the Which Fish? campaign

Jean-Marie Hoffmann, Chef of the French Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Attica Zoological Park, supports the "Which Fish?" campaign, an international awareness campaign to promote sustainable fisheries and responsible consumption. Overfishing is a huge problem for wildlife at sea. By making some small adjustments we can make a difference. 

 

 

Educational & Other Material

 

- Poster  with information

- Leaflet with guide for choosing fish

 

- Presentation

 

 

- Green list of fish

 

 

 

 

Silent Forest

 

 

Songbirds in Asia are in crisis.  They are threatened with extinction due to excessive and strongly cultural rooted consumption of wild songbirds for trade, songbird competitions, pets, export, traditional medicine and food. This campaign aims to save a growing number of songbirds by increasing knowledge, awareness and commitment to do action within and beyond the zoo community.  In the region, millions of birds are annually affected.  The trade is often illegal and unsustainable and has been recognized as a primary threat for many species.  In Indonesia alone, a very high number of bird species are threatened with global extinction, as assessed by the IUCN Red List.  Attica Zoological Park is actively participating in the "Silent Forest" campaign for the songbird crisis in Asia by raising awareness but also by fundraising to directly support in-the-field projects to save a growing number of songbird species from imminent extinction.   We can act now, before the forests fall silent forever.  Don't be silent - please join the campaign. 

 

Photo from the summer event for the purposes of the campaign.

 

www.silentforest.eu      

 

The songbird crisis in Greece

Greece is also a country rich in biodiversity and this includes many species of songbirds such as the Skylark, the European Robin and Song-thrush.  A recent study investigating the capture of wild birds in our region indicates that approximately 700,000 birds are captured annually in our own country.  The illegal capture includes that of songbirds aimed for the pet trade.

 

 

Pole To Pole

 

Every year EAZA organizes campaigns for the protection of endangered species. This year, 2015, Attica Zoological Park along with other key European zoological parks and aquariums and in collaboration with Arctic Action Teams (AAT) and other partners, joins forces and launches an awareness campaign toward the preservation of biodiversity that is threatened by climate change at the Poles and all over the Planet.


Together, our small actions make a big difference.

 

 

Ηelp in halting climate change by pulling the plug of electronic devices when not in use.

 

 

Thank you!