Zoo Leipzig is committed to environmental protection
in many areas. In 2014, it was the first German zoo to introduce an EMAS-certified environmental management system.
Each year, the environmental policy
plans and implements further environmental improvements.
Also interesting: at UEFA EURO 2024™, Leipzig will be the host city for four matches and at the same time the location of the International Broadcast Centre
, the working hub for all media partners. Zoo Leipzig is also involved in this major sporting event: Zoo Leipzig director Professor Jörg Junhold is Leipzig’s official sustainability ambassador.
While we still have to wait a while for the European Football Championship to start, the “forest championship”
he initiated is already getting underway: the tree planting campaign, which involves Zoo Leipzig
, the Forest for Saxony foundation
and other prominent supporters, is all about sustainable reforestation.
In April, the first 2,024 seedlings were planted to establish a mixed forest that is rich in structure and species. In the run-up to UEFA EURO 2024™, a further 2,024 trees are to be planted for each of the four matches in Leipzig. You can become a tree donor for the upcoming reforestation campaign here