Scientific mission

Since its inception Pairi Daiza has been actively involved in the preservation of many endangered species, including birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.

In view of this objective, the park has taken a number of initiatives:

  • The breeding programmes for endangered species
  • The integration of the Carapace rehabilitation centre
  • The most suitable infrastructure for the various types of animals
  • Interactive public approach to create awareness of sustainability

Pairi Daiza and EAZA

Pairi Daiza has been a member of EAZA (the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) since 1994,which groups together 400 institutions.

The initiation objective was to promote international cooperation for the conservation of endangered species,including establishment in the EEP programmes. Pairi Daiza actively participates in about 40 of these programmes; including the European sea eagle (Red Sea) and the Siberian cranes.

For more information, see: www.eaza net (engelstalig).

The acronym EEP (three life-saving letters) stand for: European Endangered species Programme,(European program for endangered species, established by EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums). You will find this acronym at the lodgings of various animals. The EEP sign means that concrete measures have been taken to protect these endangered species. Animals with EEP classifications are only representatives of the nature around and they serve to remind us of the urgent need to protect these animals.

Zoos and parks that participate On the EEP program assisting zoos and parks combine their efforts in addition. Pairi Daiza actively participates in several breeding programmes.

Pairi Daiza and WWF

The covenant that Park Pairi Daiza has concluded with WWF Belgium in the context of the permanent exhibition SOS Biodiversity, confirms this view and supports management's desire to control animal welfare and the conservation of endangered species.