The Year 2013 in Review
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.