Dubai: The Green Planet Dubai, the Middle East’s largest and only indoor tropical rainforest located in Dubai, has joined the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
Home to 3,000 plants and animals, The Green Planet Dubai has become a member of EAZA’s elite group. It signifies The Green Planet Dubai’s unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of animal husbandry, care, and welfare.
Mr. Pablo Moragrega, Director of Operations, Dubai Holding Entertainment, said that, “EAZA is internationally acknowledged as the gold standard in best practices for animal care, protection, and research. The Green Planet Dubai underwent a comprehensive four-year preparation process, resulting in an inspection by renowned international experts in various fields.”
As a member, The Green Planet Dubai gains access to EAZA ex situ programs (EEPs), an EAZA-endorsed management strategy and conservation program comprised of leading experts in the protection of endangered and threatened species.
The membership also enables The Green Planet Dubai to actively participate in and contribute to vital conservation and population management programs in collaboration with other esteemed zoological facilities worldwide.
Furthermore, it gets access to cutting-edge research, best practice guidelines and protocols, the expertise of renowned scientists, and participation in educational projects that further its commitment to wildlife protection and environmental stewardship.
Continuing its dedication to environmental stewardship, The Green Planet Dubai launched a first-of-a-kind Nature Park earlier this month. Expanding outdoors, the brand-new park provides guests with a unique opportunity to immerse in nature and foster a deeper understanding of it.
Offering family-friendly educational entertainment, guests to The Green Planet Dubai can also enjoy the rainforest’s unique programs, such as animal encounters, ‘Zookeeper for the day’ and more, highlighting The Green Planet Dubai’s dedication to promoting sustainability and environmental awareness.