About Us

ZGAP was founded by a small group of dedicated conservationists, spearheaded by Roland Wirth in Munich in 1982.

ZGAP helps place a spotlight on many threatened yet neglected species. For instance before, few had ever heard of the Philippine Spotted Deer, nor was it red-listed at that time. When ZGAP took first interest in the species in 1984, it was at the edge of extinction – it still is threatened now, but at least survives thanks to various conservation activities (including captive breeding) initiated since then.

What We Do

ZGAP advises, coordinates, financially supports, and sometimes provides personnel to a wide range of project activities for little known, yet highly endangered species and subspecies.

ZGAP's support for active species recovery projects (including, where appropriate, captive breeding) by local partner organisations such as, for example, Katala Foundation (Philippines), Talarak Foundation (Philippines), Cat Ba Langur Project (Vietnam), Taman Safari/Kasi Foundation (Indonesia) aims to be long-term (years or decades.

Where We Work

Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

Contact Details

c/o Zoo Landau in der Pfalz Hindenburgstr. 12 D-76829 Landau in der Pfalz, Germany

Web & Social Media

Photo Credits

Roland Wirth