ASSOCIAZIONE EEP - Programma europeo per le specie minacciate

EEP ASSOCIATION – European program for endangered species

Numerous animal species are directly or indirectly endangered by human activities. Hunger for farmland, excessive exploitation of forests, building of roads, poaching and collecting, together with a general deterioration of the environment, cause an often marked reduction in members of a species. Moreover, in environments impoverished and divided into “islands” by human activities, members of the same species have great difficulties meeting for reproduction and often mate with close, genetically similar members producing a less resistant and adaptable offspring.

To remedy this situation and have selected animals, suitable for reintroduction and reproduction, a network of parks has been created to study and monitor each animal and newborn of endangered species.

This network, named E.E.P., ( European Endangered Species Programme ) includes all the Animal Parks in the world, connecting them and commiting them to programs of reproduction, study and exchange that can save an endangered species or at least suspend its extinction in the hope that its habitat will once again be livable.

EEP - European Endangered Species Programme

•  Antilope Maria Gray (Kobus megaceros)
•  Bongo ( Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci)
•  Elefante indiano (Elephas maximus)
•  Ghepardo (Acinonyx jubatus)
•  Gibbone dalle Mani Bianche (Hylobates lar)
•  Giraffa (Giraffa camelopardalis)
•  Leopardo delle nevi (Uncia uncia)
•  Leopardo nebuloso (Neofelis nebulosa)
•  Orice dalle corna a Sciabola (Oryx dammah)
•  Panda minore (Aiulurus fulgens)
•  Rinoceronte bianco (Ceratotherium simum)
•  Tamarino chioma di cotone (Saguinus oedipus)
•  Gru della manciuria (Grus japonensis)

Oltre al programma EEP il parco adesisce al programma ESB (European Studbook) , programma di gestione meno intenso rispetto all’ EEP

•  Canguro rosso (Macropus rufus)
•  Cobo lichi (Kobus leche)
•  Iena striata (Hyaena hyaena)
•  Ippopotamo anfibio (Hippopotamus amphibius)
•  Lemur catta (Lemur catta)
•  Siamango (Hylobates syndactylus)
•  Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii gratus)