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WAZA organ­ises the “Donate for Japan” emer­gency assis­tance operation

pub­lished 21 Decem­ber 2011 | mod­i­fied 23 Decem­ber 2011

The earth­quake, tsunami of 11 March, and their after­math has not only affected the human pop­u­la­tion of the North of Japan, but also had a dev­as­tat­ing effect on the zoos and aquar­i­ums. The World Asso­ci­a­tion of Zoos and Aquar­i­ums (WAZA) is try­ing to pro­vide finan­cial sup­port for emer­gency assis­tance to help the zoos and aquar­i­ums in the North of Japan. WAZA is join­ing forces with its Japan­ese regional asso­ci­a­tion (JAZA) to pro­vide help where it is urgently needed.

Huge dam­ages hap­pened in the north­ern part of Hon­shu island. Some affected zoos and aquar­i­ums are suf­fer­ing from short­age of gas, fuel for heater, food and drink­ing water for both humans and ani­mals. And there is the Fukushima nuclear power plant prob­lem, of course.

To help organ­is­ing the coop­er­a­tion and sup­port WAZA is col­lect­ing dona­tions through its web­site. Click on the “Donate for Japan” but­ton on the WAZA home­page and help them sup­port JAZA. For more infor­ma­tion, see the WAZA web­site.

(Source: Web­site WAZA, 15.03.2011)

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