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    In 2013, the new environmental award KfW-Bernhard-Grzimek-Preis goes to...

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    ...the Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) as an honorary award.

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    KfW Stiftung thus honours the Frankfurt Zoological Society for its longstanding worldwide commitment to preserve biodiversity.

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    The award ceremony took place in the "Gesellschaftshaus" at Palmengarten, Frankfurt.

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    Federal Minister Dirk Niebel pays tribute to the impressive lifetime achievement of the natural scientist Bernhard Grzimek.

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    KfW Stiftung welcomes the Grzimek family and many other guests of honour at the award ceremony.

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    Dr. Norbert Kloppenburg, Member of the Executive Board of KfW, presents the honorary award.

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    TV presenter Bärbel Schäfer gracefully leads the foundation's guests through the evening celebrations.

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The Year 2013 in Review

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The first environmental award KfW-Bernhard-Grzimek-Preis goes to the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), which receives the 2013 prize as an honorary award. KfW Stiftung thus honours the Frankfurt Zoological Society for its longstanding worldwide commitment to the preservation of biodiversity. 

The Frankfurt Zoological Society will devote the prize money of 50,000 euros to its continuous cooperation with TANAPA, the authority for Tansanian National Parks. A new coordination centre will support the rangers of the national parks in their fight against ever more advanced methods of poaching. Every year on the African continent alone, 30,000 elephants and 700 rhinos fall prey to poachers. If poaching continues at this rate, these striking animals could be extinct ten years from now.

Pia Puljanic 
Programme Manager Environment & Climate