Published on sumikai.com the 12.07.2021.
In Japan, too, the political decisions made due to the Covid-19 pandemic have had a huge impact on zoo funds. They are now using Amazon wish lists to collect donations.
Note: Zoos and aquariums are definitely in need of international support. Many countries and states decided not to take a liberal approach during the pandemic and closed zoos and aquariums without providing compensation for the damages caused. However, even in those countries that did take on a more liberal approach, like Florida since last November, losses have not yet been made up for everywhere.
Modern zoos and aquariums are important – not only for nature and species conservation but also for climate protection and the prevention of pandemics. Therefore, they need support beyond entrance fees.