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Emmen Zoo has finan­cial problems

pub­lished 21 Decem­ber 2011 | mod­i­fied 21 Decem­ber 2011

Mon­day 11 Octo­ber the ‘not so good’ finan­cial sit­u­a­tion of Emmen Zoo has been pre­sented to the Town council.

The eval­u­a­tion had been ordered by the Coun­cil, because of the request for finan­cial sup­port by the Zoo’s board of direc­tors. It appears that the Zoo is not self-​sustainable and will depend on finan­cial sup­port of third par­ties for the next com­ing years. Dras­tic mea­sures are nec­es­sary to help the Zoo sur­vive this period of ‘bad weather’. A huge reor­gan­i­sa­tion has to take place, includ­ing a reduc­tion of staff, and adjust­ments of employ­ment con­tracts. With­out doubt, this will affect the mas­ter­plan con­cern­ing the relo­ca­tion and exten­sion of the Zoo, which was due to start next year. (Source: NRC, 12.10.2010)

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